Locus Removal from Windows 7 and Vista
This topic describes the steps to remove Locus from your computer. It assumes that Locus was successfully installed in the first place. It is important to remove Locus before attempting to re-install it with the full installer. Please also remember that removal is required by the License Agreement if you decide not to purchase a license after the Evaluation Period has expired.
- If Locus is running, turn it off (Ctrl-Q). If the Locus User Manual is open, close it.
- Launch the Windows Control Panel. You can usually launch it from the Windows Start menu as shown below:
- Click on "Uninstall a program" under "Programs" as shown below. Note: Your Control Panel may look different, depending on its contents and style.
- It may take a few seconds for your computer to populate the "Uninstall or change a program" list. Once it has finished, select "Locus 1.0" and click on "Uninstall/Change" button at the top to launch the removal tool.
- The security system of Windows 7/Vista will step in next to get your permission to proceed as shown below. This is a safety check to make sure that you requested the action. Select "Continue".
- You'll be prompted by the installer next to confirm that you really want to remove Locus 1.0 as shown below. Select "Yes".
- The following dialog may appear next if Windows 7/Vista is unable to determine whether or not one or more system files installed with Locus are needed any longer. It gives you the option to remove them. If you have not installed any other programs since you installed Locus, then it is safe to remove all of them. Select "Remove All". Remember: We're only talking about the system files that were originally installed by the Locus installer—we're not talking about any other system files. However, if you have installed one or more programs since you installed Locus, then you may want to select "Remove None" just to be on the safe side so you don't remove a system file that another program may also need.
- A progress dialog (shown below) will appear briefly while Locus is being removed. Its appearance may be so brief that you may not notice it.
- A message like the one shown below will appear after Locus has been successfully removed. Click on the "OK" button to exit the removal tool.
This concludes the removal procedure for Windows 7 and Vista.