Yesterday, I was installing MySQL in my PC running Windows 7 x64 and suddenly the installation meshed up while configuring post installation settings. I tried to uninstall/re-install it again but couldn’t get success.
Finally I decided to get rid of MySQL manually and followed these steps to uninstall MySQL from Windows completely.
NOTE: The method will remove all database and instances of MySQL, so if you want to save your existing databases, take backup before going through the steps.
- Run Command Prompt as Administrator and execute the following command to stop and remove MySQL service.
- Go to Control Panel >> Programs >> Programs and Features, select MySQL Server 5.x and click Uninstall. (If you can uninstall MySQL from Control Panel)
- Open Windows Explorer and go to Organize > Folder and search options, Select the “View” tab and under “Hidden files and Folders” choose “Show hidden files and folders”. Now explore the following locations and delete following folders.
- Restart your PC and reinstall MySQL. That’s all!
Net stop MySQL
Sc delete MySQL
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL
And if exists, delete it too
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista