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Uninstall: "system32 will be deleted completely"



  • I just downloaded and installed Qt Creator 2.6.0 but it wasn't the right thing and I need to uninstall. When I try to uninstall from the control panel, I get a message that says:

    "Setup is now ready to begin removing from your computer. The program directory C:\Windows\system32 will be deleted completely, including all content in that directory!"

    This is obviously pretty disturbing if true, since it would hose my machine. Any advice? I'm on Win8 64-bit. Thanks!


  • Moderators

    The maintenance tool is supposed to remove its own installation directory. That message will appear if you installed Qt Creator into C:\Windows\system32

    If that's what you did, I recommend that you manually (and carefully) delete Qt Creator's files, and remove the entry from your list of installed software.

    If that's not what you did, then you've found a bug



  • It's a bug then. I installed it to C:\Qt.

    I just noticed that if I run C:\Qt\qtcreator-2.6.0\QtCreatorUninst.exe directly, it correctly says “Setup is now ready to begin removing from your computer. The program directory C:\Qt\qt-creator-2.6.0 will be deleted completely, including all content in that directory!”

    However, when I in run uninstall from the Programs and Features section of the Win8 Control Panel, then it threatens to delete System32.


  • Moderators

    Please "report this":https://bugreports.qt-project.org/ . This needs to get fixed!



  • The bug report site seems to require that I register again with a new login - I have too many logins already across the web so please feel free to report this for me.


  • Moderators


  • Moderators

    ...and closed as "cannot reproduce"


  • Moderators

    JKSH: Happens with many bugs reported for somebody else. Just don't bother unless you can actually reproduce the issue yourself.

    It is often impossible to pinpoint an issue when you can not get back to the reporter for more information.


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