Manual uninstall of Rad Studio/Delphi/C++Builder 10.1 Berlin

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\18.0\bin\LicenseManager.exe") and delete any trial or beta (Test Field) license that you can find. Check it under “License Details” in the center column. 

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

  • RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin 18.0

Please follow these instructions to remove any leftover files:   

  1. If Windows 32-bit, remove the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\18.0 directory (or the custom folder you had used).
  2. If Windows 64-bit, remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\18.0 directory (or the custom folder you had used).
  3. Remove the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\18.0 directory
  4. Remove the C:\ProgramData\Embarcadero\Studio\18.0 directory.
  5. Remove the %APPDATA%\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0 directory.
  6. Remove the following hidden folders with a GUID name in C:\ProgramData\
    1. {FE8BEBBE-9A66-4252-9271-3B862ED0CA94}temp (Win 10 SDK files to copy to the product)
  7. Remove the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0 registry key
  8. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0 registry key
  9. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F4A93EC9-7AD8-4874-853D-02C09A51B141}_is1 or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{90E8837E-3E59-444F-B83F-39BAB9B5336D} registry keys if they exist.
  10. If Windows 32-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin registry key if it exists.
  11. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0
  12. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F4A93EC9-7AD8-4874-853D-02C09A51B141}_is1 or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{90E8837E-3E59-444F-B83F-39BAB9B5336D} registry keys if they exist.
  13. If Windows 64-bit, remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin registry key if it exists.
  14. If Windows 32-bit, remove the following files from C:\Windows\System32\:
    1. BDEAdmin.*
    2. CC32*.DLL
    3. Midas.*
    4. Xerces*.DLL
  15. 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 the BigBen license from License manager before uninstalling it or during the installation of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin

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