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EASY POINTS! How do I uninstall Eclipse in Windows 7 Ultimate

Greetings, esteemed experts!

A while back, I installed the Eclipse IDE on my Windows 7 Ultimate home pc. Since I've now transitioned to using NetBeans for my Java development, I'd like to uninstall Eclipse. But, I don't see an "Install / Uninstall" option in Control Panel (as I did in Windows XP).

How can I uninstall Eclipse?

Thanks for your guidance!
Dave Ford
Dave Ford
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Last time I installed Eclipse, there was no install. It's simply a folder that you can delete.
Sharon SethCommented:
Yes , you simply delete the eclipse folder , unless you have not installed other programs like app servers and JREs during installation
Are we sure there are no Windows registry entries?
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GeisrudSystems AdministratorCommented:
From Eclipse.org:

To install Eclipse, all you do is unpack the zip file download in the desired directory. No further work is required (other than making sure you have a Java Run-time Engine installed). When you unzip the file, it creates a sub-directory called "eclipse", with multiple sub-directories under that. So, for example, in Windows you could unpack the zip file in the root directory (e.g., C:\) and Eclipse would be installed in C:\eclipse. Note that installing Eclipse does not change the Windows registry. (emphasis mine)


Thus, no "uninstall" is required or in fact possible, as the software is not installed (excepting the JDK).
OK - that's good
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!

I'll try that when I get home from work tonight, and I'll award points tomorrow.

Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
That appears to have worked beautifully. Thanks!
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