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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    tekiegirl wrote:
    Here is how to uninstall Windows Desktop Search (WDS) completely from your PC (step-by-step for those who need it):

    1. Click on the Start Menu, then Run.

    2. Type cmd in the box and click OK. This will bring up the command line.

    3. You should see C:\Documents and Settings\your username>
    Type cd.. then press the enter or return key. Do this again.

    4. The display should now read C:\>
    Type cd windows (or what ever directory windows was installed to, in most cases this is windows) and press enter again.

    5. You should now have
    C:\windows\>
    Type the following and press enter:
    $NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /q /promptrestart

    6. A box will now appear to confirm the WDS has been uninstalled and asks you to restart. Once you have restarted the PC WDS is gone!


    or just type %windir%\$NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /q /promptrestart in the Run prompt