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

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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!
DaveSlash
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Last time I installed Eclipse, there was no install. It's simply a folder that you can delete.
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by:Sharon Seth
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Yes , you simply delete the eclipse folder , unless you have not installed other programs like app servers and JREs during installation
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Are we sure there are no Windows registry entries?
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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)

http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_Where_do_I_get_and_install_Eclipse%3F


Thus, no "uninstall" is required or in fact possible, as the software is not installed (excepting the JDK).
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by:CEHJ
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OK - that's good
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by:Dave Ford
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Thanks for your help!

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

Regards,
DaveSlash
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by:Dave Ford
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That appears to have worked beautifully. Thanks!
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