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how to uninstall Apache 2.4
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:36:40 PM »

Hello, all!

Thanks in advance for any help here. Maybe all I have to do is delete files. Dunno.

Several weeks ago, I installed Apache. Great software. It gave me a great deal of respect for you folks; this is complex stuff! (No surprise.) My need for Apache is in the past; I'd like to uninstall.

Is my best next step to delete files from the operating system?

My Environment
Windows 10, regularly updated. Apache Haus distribution of Apache 2.4.7 (Win64).

What I've Done

During installation, I followed instructions to install the MS Visual C++ 2015 x64 executables.

I read at http://smallbusiness.chron.com/uninstall-apache-server-55486.html that to uninstall Apache, one must (summarized) stop the service, uninstall the program in the Control Panel, then delete the files.

For stopping the service, I used an Administrator command line to run each of
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httpd -k uninstall
httpd -k shutdown
httpd -k stop
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18448385/how-to-uninstall-apache-with-command-line made it seem that'd be a good idea. (But posts there are as much as 3.5 years old, so "a grain of salt".)

Each of those commands told me
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[mpm_winnt:error] [pid 7928:tid 400] (OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified.  : AH00436: No installed service named "Apache2.4".
Win10 seems to agree: The list of services includes none with "Apache". Seems like "so far so good".

Where I'm Stuck

The Control Panel list of programs does not include Apache anything in a form I recognize, so I can't uninstall there (perhaps without your help!)

I read at the above StackOverflow post that the install routines should have installed an uninstall routine (perhaps uninstall.exe). Maybe that's for a different distribution (I'm not familiar with the NSIS they mention); I haven't found an uninstall routine.

I hope that gives you what you need and organizes it so you can skim it for any important info.
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Re: how to uninstall Apache 2.4
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 06:01:53 AM »

You basically reverse the manual install, we don't supply installers.
If you followed our install directions, it sounds like you're at the delete the stage.

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Re: how to uninstall Apache 2.4
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 02:09:58 PM »

That'll work! Thanks tons.
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