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Re: Whack-a-Mole: Purging Cygnus from Registry

At 11:45 AM 7/16/2004, you wrote:
>This is purely a cygwin question: this particular XP machine *had* cygwin installed, and I must remove it before installing any backuppc-related-repackagings-of-cygwinue software gets installed.

OK, so find all the cygwin1.dlls left on your system and delete them.  Like
others said, if something is using cygwin1.dll, you'll get a complaint the
next time you boot at least.  You can then track down and eradicate all those
things.  For the official Cygwin release, if you installed any services that
are configured to run automatically at boot up, you need to uninstall these.
Then just delete the Cygwin directory.  If no other products on your system
run Cygwin, that would remove Cygwin from your system (you can remove the 
registry entries manually if you like).  That's all that's required.  See
<> if you have not already for the 
official word.

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