Re: [Gimp-user] Uninstalling Gimp crashes computer

Marci - I am a newbie with Gimp, but I might be able to help with the windows issues.

When ofnuts said "As far as I remember the Gimp Windows installation is all under the Gimp installation tree" I think he meant it is all in the "C:\Program Files" directory - so you could pretty much delete the GIMP sub-directory (in my case, it's "C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0") and everything would be gone. You might want to rename it and leave it there for a while, so you can put it back if things get worse. At some point, you would also want to delete the entries from the Start Menu - for Vista, look in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\GIMP.

But - here's a couple of other things to do first:
- if you don't know for sure where your daughter downloaded Gimp from, then a virus scan might be a good idea. Maybe she got a version that was infected from a virus. Or maybe she downloaded something else besides Gimp. - You said "... the location of the Gimp folder on the c drive? I did go out there and try to uninstall or delete from there, but when I do so now, I get a message that the path refers to a location that is unavailable." Where did you go, specifically, and what did you do to get that error message? You should not get that if you were just DELETING gimp, rather than uninstalling. - often you can fix a partial install or uninstall problem by doing a new install. That should overlay a clean installation copy over whatever you have, and then an uninstall may work. Now, some windows programs insist on uninstalling first as part of their install process. If Gimp does that, you may have a problem. But you can give it a try. Do a fresh download of Gimp first.

If you need more help, please specify what version of Windows you use - XP, Vista, Windows 7 - and whether it is 32bit or 64bit.

Good luck!

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