As we move forward in this technological age, we get different and new programs in Windows 10, even though they are becoming more and more complex, their execution becomes quite difficult because they are not properly configured and can be their components. present difficulties and the applications present different errors, in this case the original ones Windows 10, work based on services, libraries, and other factors these are external developers that are required for proper operation, but even if the services fail the application.
For this case, the usefulness of MinGW is presented; Focused on Windows 10 to fix these application failures within its systemic environment, this development is free software and is fully compatible with this operating system for this task. The fact is that if we ever have to do it without good service, we have to do it effectively; And this requires some essential steps to get rid of it completely.
What are the parts you need to consider to uninstall MinGW?
There are some factors you need to know to successfully complete the uninstall, as it is not easy to get and you have a way to do it; Knowing the parts that are always active is essential to identify them, where to start the uninstallation in a specific order, and if you do not do so will give the desired result.
First you should know that this is a minimalist program with different runtime tools, and not to emulate and run Microsoft Windows system, means that MinGW is able to avoid conflicts caused by running programs and applications, acting autonomously, that is, it does not need to run third-party software such as C-Runtime opencl. To run programs that are dependent on a DLL, the latter is sometimes the basis of the problem.
Command line installer
In this case it is called G ++ which is a command line compiler that links C ++ programs, creates an executable file, which is necessary to execute C ++ commands, a terminal window or console. to make that is, this installer compiles and organizes command lines to run properly and to avoid failures, it is one of those that is always up and running and we need to identify it for proper uninstallation.
Puerto GNU Compiler Collection
The goal is not to create emulation of programs, but to run them provide a minimal management environment where you can use the GNU compiler; and other basic Windows tools, this gives us a reference specifically designed for use on this operating system, from which you can compile executable files such as .exe and .dll.
This is an alternative to Microsoft visual C ++, in which case there is a standard library, although basic, it is used to interact with this system, but without the restrictions set out in the licenses; this is also another factor that we cannot ignore when uninstalling.
GUI configuration tool (mingw-get-setup)
In this case, the initial configuration tool that comes with the compiler is used determine how it will work and in what areas it will work inside Microsoft Windows operating system. This part is installable and executable, You should also consider uninstalling this part.
What steps do you need to take to completely uninstall MinGW?
Uninstallation can be done, considering the above, you have to remember that to do this type of uninstallation everything has to be done literally, and thus avoid halving this process, because this particular program does not work properly. as we are accustomed to. Let’s get started:
- From the start menu we look for “MinGW Installation Manager”.
- A pop-up screen will open where we will locate the services that are running in real time.
- These are (mingw32-mingw-get-bin, mingw32-mingw-get-gui, and mingw32-mingw-get-lic) all three in succession, respectively.
- Uninstalling them is done by clicking on each secondary and marking the “uncheck” option.
- Then check the component boxes, look in the “Installation” at the top right and check the “Apply changes” here.
- A new window appears and we click “Apply” again and then Close.
- Then find and delete the MinGW folder in Windows Explorer.
- Now we’ll remove the shortcut.
How can you verify that the app has been successfully uninstalled?
Even if the above is correct for this uninstall, we need to ensure that there is no trace of MinGW, if this is not verified later, there will be more difficulties. To do this we need to follow these steps.
- We check the Control Panel> System and Security> System Path.
- On the left side of the system we look for “Advanced System Configuration” and in the pop-up window you enter “Environment Variables”.
- In the “System Variables” section we will look for “Path” in the next window.
- We’ve edited it here and made sure that MinGW is out of the way, so we know it was effectively uninstalled.