Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder 10 Seattle

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.

Launch the License Manager from the bin folder (by default "C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0\bin\LicenseManager.exe") and delete the licenses that activate your RAD Studio 10 Seattle product (XE8 or 10 Seattle licenses). Check it under “License Details” in the center column.

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

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:  

  1. Remove the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rad_Studio_10_Seattle_Downloads folder
  2. If Windows 32-bit, remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0 directory.
  3. If Windows 64-bit, remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0 directory.
  4. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0 directory
  5. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0 directory.
  6. Remove the %APPDATA%\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0 directory.
  7. Remove the following hidden folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {09FECC13-2950-4AE6-BB23-05C206979F18} or {5D50B637-4756-435A-816E-68ABFE86FC69} (main installer)
  8. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0 registry key
  9. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0 registry key
  10. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{25059B3C-FFC7-41B6-80A9-80E4A2ED5564} registry key.
  11. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle registry key.
  12. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0
  13. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{25059B3C-FFC7-41B6-80A9-80E4A2ED5564} registry key.
  14. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle registry key.
  15. If Windows 32-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\System32\:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
  16. If Windows 64-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\:
    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\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0
  2. Delete DBExpress connection files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\dbExpress\17.0
  3. Delete the Aitana license from License manager before uninstalling it or during the installation of RAD Studio 10

If you had problems in the second step (uninstalling from Windows Control Panel), try this Microsoft tool to solve uninstallation problems:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9779673