Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder XE6

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

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

  • Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE6 Help System
  • Boost Libraries for C++Builder XE6
  • Embarcadero Rad Studio XE6

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:  

  1. Remove the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rad_Studio_XE6_Downloads folder.
  2. If Windows 32-bit, remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0 directory.
  3. If Windows 64-bit, remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0 directory.
  4. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0 directory.
  5. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0 directory.
  6. Remove the following folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {8BC39306-28C8-4CAB-801D-9BB22E813571} (help)
    2. {315FB277-DFEF-4F1B-801B-9CD2EA8C3324} (boost)
    3. {0DE47792-19BD-4AF4-B9CF-6378FBA44825} and/or {A2C8EB76-CB1E-47B5-96A7-4FD682404E92} and/or {FDB4ECE9-151E-4C2C-B20B-2316AFA29D8F} and/or {0DE47792-19BD-4AF4-B9CF-6378FBA44825} (main installer)
  7. Remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\14.0 registry key.
  8. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\14.0 registry key.
  9. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{08F966B6-DEFA-4BCA-8F78-35F5FCA56F74} registry key.
  10. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\14.0 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{08F966B6-DEFA-4BCA-8F78-35F5FCA56F74} registry keys.
  11. If Windows 32-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\System32\
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
  12. If Windows 64-bit, remove the following 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\14.0
  2. Delete DBExpress connection files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\dbExpress\14.0