We have detected your current browser version is not the latest one. Xilinx.com uses the latest web technologies to bring you the best online experience possible. Please upgrade to a Xilinx.com supported browser:Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Safari. Thank you!

AR# 6261

2.1i Install - The "Uninstall" option does not appear in Add/Remove Programs


Keywords: Uninstall, 2.1, add/remove, install

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
The Uninstall entry does not appear in the Add/Remove Programs, even though the correct entries exist in the Registry. (Or, when it does appear, double clicking it causes a DOS window to open [correctly], but it disappears before I have taken any action [incorrectly].


If you run the uninstall command from a command prompt, the uninstall process runs correctly.

To do this:
- Go into regedt32 (Windows NT) or regedit (Windows NT, 95, and 98) by clicking the Start button and selecting "Run" and typing "Regedit" or "Regedit32".
- Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, and find the entry for Xilinx Alliance or Xilinx Foundation.
- Within the appropriate folder are two strings: DisplayName and UninstallString. Double-click "UninstallString" and copy
the entry to the clipboard (Ctrl-C).
- Paste that string into a command window (right-click if QuickEdit is active in the command window), and press "Enter". This will allow your uninstall process to run successfully.
AR# 6261
Date Created 08/31/2007
Last Updated 08/25/2003
Status Archive