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On my Windows 10 machine, I went to Control panel-->Uninstall a Program. And went through following Wizard screens but nothing happens. The MiKTeX is still there. I need to uninstall it and then do a fresh install since it is not quit working the way it used to work before. I also tried going to uninstall_admin.exe and uninstall.exe inside C:\Program Files (x86)\MikTeX\miktex\bin\internal\ folder and ran with As Administrator but nothing happens:

First Step Second Step Final step

UPDATE:

After I clicked the Finish button on the third screenshot above, the MikTeX is still there. I've even rebooted the system and checked the following:

  1. MikTeX program is still in Windows' Control Panel's Uninstall Program window.
  2. All the MikTeX files are still in C:\Program Files (x86)\MikTeX\.. folder
  3. All the MikTeX utilities (Program Manager, TexWorks etc...) are still in the Start Menu of window and I can open and run them.
  4. Only thing I have noticed is that after running the Uninstall wizard below and rebooting the machine, the file association of .text file is gone but I can still run TexWorks and open a .tex file from there. The right pane of the TexWorks displays the Math equations correctly; but when I run the typeset button on the top left task bar of left pane I get the following error.

Error

31 [0x00001eac] INFO initexmf null - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility (MiKTeX 2.9.6100)

46 [0x00001eac] INFO initexmf null - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\TestUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...

62 [0x00001eac] INFO initexmf null - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\TestUser\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9)...

109 [0x00001eac] INFO initexmf null - Skipping common root directory (C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9)...

109 [0x00001eac] INFO initexmf null - Skipping common root directory ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9")...

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (MiKTeX 2.9.6100)
log4cxx: No appender could be found for logger (pdflatex).
log4cxx: Please initialize the log4cxx system properly.

Sorry, but "C:\Program Files (x86)\MikTeX\miktex\bin\pdflatex.EXE" did not succeed.

log4cxx: No appender could be found for logger (texify).
log4cxx: Please initialize the log4cxx system properly.

Sorry, but "C:\Program Files (x86)\MikTeX\miktex\bin\texify.exe" did not succeed.
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    how you know, that the MikTeX is still there? with this you removed MikTeX (after clicking on "finish"). – Zarko Dec 17 '16 at 7:01
  • these roaming files are just residuals. As @nam mentioned above, once you click finish uninstallation is completed. – Yorgos Dec 17 '16 at 13:38
  • @Zarko I've added an UPDATE section to my post above to answer your question. – nam Dec 17 '16 at 15:45
  • @Yorgos Even after clicking the Finish button, MikTeX is still there. I've added an UPDATEsection to my post above to add more details. – nam Dec 17 '16 at 15:46
  • than check, if you have installed two MikTeX. anyway, you can install new version of MikTeX in parallel to existing. only you have to take a care for links. – Zarko Dec 17 '16 at 16:25

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