Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder XE4

Abstract: How to delete all the files just in case you need to for some unknown reason. Note: This process is recommend for field testers before installing the RTM release.

RAD Studio XE4 Manual Uninstall


 Under your Control Panel's Program and Features Add/Remove Program uninstall the following entries:

  • Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE4 Help System
  • Boost Libraries for C++Builder XE4
  • Embarcadero Rad Studio XE4

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:  

  1. Remove the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rad_Studio_XE4_Downloads folder
  2. Remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\11.0 directory
  3. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\RAD Studio\11.0 directory
  4. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\11.0 directory
  5. Remove the following folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {01CD0E72-1D08-4B21-84C4-C96BE90080B2}  (help)
    2. {E27DEAB7-28C5-4FEF-AA5A-954566B3E9A7}  (boost)
    3. {857B0D11-62C8-4FE0-B933-B80313FE43AD}  (main installer)
  6. Remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\11.0 registry key
  7. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\11.0 registry key
  8. Remove the following files from Windows\System32:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
Field testers should also do the following (and others may want to as well):
  1. Delete sample files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\RAD Studio\11.0
  2. Delete DBExpress connection files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\RAD Studio\dbExpress\11.0
 
On 64-bit machines:
    Program Files = C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\11.0
    Registry keys = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\11.0
    Windows\System32 = C:\Windows\SysWOW64