Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder XE5

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 XE5 Manual Uninstall

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

  • Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Help System
  • Boost Libraries for C++Builder XE5
  • Embarcadero Rad Studio XE5

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:  

  1. Remove the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rad_Studio_XE5_Downloads folder
  2. Remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\12.0 directory
  3. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\RAD Studio\12.0 directory
  4. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\12.0 directory
  5. Remove the following folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {E3593754-BFF1-4BC1-8043-5D1DCCD7AED2}  and/or {64FC42F6-3358-4CC4-B977-B0BB87927B07} (help)
    2. {077034D4-0DBA-437F-8372-9C77B5B6FE74}  and/or {077034D4-0DBA-437F-8372-9C77B5B6FE74} (boost)
    3. {0903F23D-53A8-4207-8B70-39755D51B4DA} and/or {D8AD9B23-35FA-4AA7-9779-6B9D955BAB23} (main installer)
  6. Remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\12.0 registry key
  7. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\12.0 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\12.0
  2. Delete DBExpress connection files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\RAD Studio\dbExpress\12.0
On 64-bit machines:
    Program Files = C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\12.0
    Registry keys = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\12.0
    Windows\System32 = C:\Windows\SysWOW64