How can uninstall google desktop from my 64 bit system

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I tried this little trick suggested by Google:
"Installation: 64-bit Windows compatibility

Currently, Google Desktop doesn't support 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. We realize that a lot of our users would like us to offer a 64-bit compatible version, and we may consider this option in the future.

If you'd like to install and use Google Desktop on 64-bit Windows in an unsupported capacity, you can do so by installing from a command line and using the '/force' flag."

but now it won't uninstall through control panel, says it's not a 64 bit app. How can i uninstall with a command line.

Question by:jodyfaison
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    Ok quick search revealed that logically you have to use the same options to unninstall the program.

    There seems to be two ways you can do this. One way is:

    1. Open the command prompt (click Start, then Run and type cmd +
     2. Locate the file "GoogleDesktopConfig.exe" in the directory where
     you installed Google Desktop.
     3. Click on the file and hold the mousebutton, then drag the file into
     the command prompt so that the full filepath appears.
     4. Add -uninstall /force to the line and press enter. The uninstall
     program starts.

    Another way is:

    Download the GoogleDesktopSetup.exe file or locate the one used originally and using the comand line, type Googledesktopsetup.exe -uninstall -force.

    That should do it for you.

    I pulled these solutions from a Google Groups discussion on the same subject.

    Let me know how it goes!

    Author Comment

    Worked great thanks

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    Worked great thanks

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