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Ali Sultan
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Cannot uninstall miktex

Postby Ali Sultan » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 am

For an unknown reason, I just realized that I do have two MikTeX 2.9 has been installed in my computer. I tried to compile a document but it fails to compile. It gives me this error message (Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "filename".tex). As far as I read that this error could be because I do have TWO MikTeX 2.9 in the system. I tried to uninstall both and reinstall one back. I was able to uninstall ONE but failed to uninstall the other one! Does anyone know why or how I can uninstall the other copy? Thanks
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi Ali!

I would manually remove the MiKTeX folder with it's files. Then you could try installing it again.

However, I would go another way: removing as much as possible of the broken MiKTeX installation, and then installing TeX Live, since it should not be affected even if there's something small left of MiKTeX in the system.

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Postby Ali Sultan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:42 am

Thanks Stefan Kottwitz, I went with the first option in your answer and the other MikTeX copy was uninstalled successfully.

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