Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder XE7

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.

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

  • Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Help System
  • Boost Libraries for Embarcadero Developer Tools
  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:  

  1. Remove the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rad_Studio_XE7_Downloads folder
  2. If Windows 32-bit, remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0 directory.
  3. If Windows 64-bit, remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0 directory.
  4. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0 directory
  5. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0 directory
  6. Remove the following folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {6CD5A351-75D7-4163-B364-912E17A49312} and/or {6AA75682-1354-47E0-9287-809633ADB137} (help)
    2. {42DB1392-BA55-4685-8A8A-884C77934D8C} and/or {42DB1392-BA55-4685-8A8A-884C77934D8C} (boost)
    3. {C1FF573A-597E-4E37-9A2A-004D3D201024} and/or {CF504BCC-79FC-4455-BF0B-F2866429F689} (main installer)
  7. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\15.0 registry key
  8. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\15.0 registry key
  9. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0CDCD10C-7229-415C-A4FE-54D49CF7AB8A} registry key.
  10. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5C44D463-9472-4C17-8056-CC8D6B7C1206} registry key.
  11. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Boost Libraries for Embarcadero Developer Tools registry key.
  12. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Help System registry key.
  13. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 registry key.
  14. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\15.0
  15. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0CDCD10C-7229-415C-A4FE-54D49CF7AB8A} registry key.
  16. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5C44D463-9472-4C17-8056-CC8D6B7C1206} registry key.
  17. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Boost Libraries for Embarcadero Developer Tools registry key.
  18. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Help System registry key.
  19. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 registry key.
  20. If Windows 32-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\System32\:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
  21. 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\15.0
  2. Delete DBExpress connection files from %PUBLIC%\Public Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\dbExpress\15.0