Can't uninstall Opera
herrpietrus last edited by
When I try to uninstall Opera I receive a prompt "Insufficient privileges to install in chosen location" (or something like that, I'm translating from my national language).
What can I do know?
I don't see any uninstaller in Opera folder.
As far as I know it's not possible to run Windows Settings with elevated permissions...
herrpietrus last edited by leocg
@burnout426 Wow, cool... that will be my favorite part:
"Delete any Opera subkeys under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall".
Delete any Opera subkeys under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall".
Delete any Opera-related strings in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run".
Delete any Opera-related strings in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run".
Delete any Opera strings in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications".
Delete any Opera strings in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications".
Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Opera Software".
Delete any Opera subkeys under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet".
Delete any Opera subkeys under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet".
Delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\OperaStable". (Delete Operabeta, Operadeveloper and "Opera GXStable" ones in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes" too.)
Delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\OperaStable". (Delete Operabeta, Operadeveloper, and "Opera GXStable" ones in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes" too.)
Delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\OperaStable" if it's still there. (Delete Operabeta, Operadeveloper, and "Opera GXStable" ones in "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" too if they're still there.)"
OK, I'm afraid I'm afraid I'll have to do this, so, honestly, thanks for your help!
But I'd like to now why it happens? How can you break the uninstaller so that it doesn't work?
Opera behaves as a malware...
grasiella last edited by
I have this same issue!! There is absolutely no reason I should have to manually uninstall. The frustration with trying to uninstall it has completely gotten rid of the "maybe I'll reinstall it later" thought, as this is just ridiculous. It should not be this difficult to uninstall a program.