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How can I completely and cleanly uninstall all apple software from my Windows 7 system?
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Question by:blendedmedia
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by:John Hurst
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Here is a set of instructions that I have successfully used.

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features:

Uninstall the following in order as shown:

iTunes
Quick Time
Apple Software Update
Apple Mobile Device Support
Bonjour
Apple Application Support

Restart the computer.

Optionally remove the folder:

C:\Users\jdhurst\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Now (if you wish) install the latest version of iTunes
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by:blendedmedia
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Thanks for your reply, John.  I tried what you suggested in the order you indicated.  Now I have eight error dialog boxes upon bootup that I must OK before I get to my Win 7 desktop.  Before this exercise, I had two error messages.  This whole error mess started when I installed the iCloud software last month.   Here are the dialog error messages in the order I receive them:

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iCloudServices.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#2
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ubd.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#3
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ApplePhotoStreams.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#4
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APSDaemon.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#5
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iCloudServices.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#6
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ubd.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#7
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ApplePhotoStreams.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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#8
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APSDaemon.exe - System Error
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The program can't start because icudt49.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling

the program to fix this problem.
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OK  
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Any assistance you have on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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by:John Hurst
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From your first post, I assumed iTunes. The list above worked on two computers, so I was comfortable posting the list.

New to this now is iCloud Software. Can this be uninstalled?  Or did you already uninstall it. The programs that cannot start are, I think, still Apple programs. Certainly apple photo stream and iCloud are.

Go back to Control Panel, Programs and Features, and look through the complete list. Uninstall any Apple software you can see.

Then run System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW twice from an admin command prompt and allow to complete.

Now restart after all this and see if the errors are gone.
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by:Dirk Mare
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If the programs are no longer listed under "Programs and Features" your registry might have the old stale entry's, Download little registry cleaner and run it. It will remove all the inactive/broken entry's from your registry.

DirkMare
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John  and Dirk:  I fully uninstalled all of the Apple programs, ran SFC /SCANNOW  twice and still had the errors. Extensive, manual cleaning of the registry fixed some of the startup errors.  Even after that, several Apple components and services not removed from the system remained in the startup queue.   Those had to be hunted down and manually disabled.  I now boot up error free.

All of these problems started when Apple introduced their iCloud for Windows software recently.  It's a highly invasive utility that I do not recommend installing on a Windows 7 system.

Thanks for all of your help,
Barney Leonard
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