Cygwin: Deinstall

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Problem

What's the procedure to delete Cygwin from my Windows Operating System?

Solution

  • Stop running Cywgin programs, if any
  • Remove the Cygwin installation directory, typically C:\cygwin
  • (optional) Delete all registry keys /Software/Cygnus Solutions/Cygwin with * being HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE as well as all HKEY_USERS subkeys of users which have used Cygwin.

See also

Re: Remove Cygwin entirely from Windows 2000 Server SP3
Same question in forum, answered by Cygwin developer

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