I downloaded the Windows 11 SDK (10.0.22000) and uninstalled it incorrectly

Ellu 1 Reputation point

I downloaded the Windows 11 SDK (10.0.22000) and uninstalled it incorrectly.

Everything works normally, but gives error messages, some of which I assume are associated with this program, because it mentions that certain files cannot be accessed.

Can I reinstall the program? Will the program take into account any remaining folders and related files during the reinstallation?

I think I've seen an uninstaller somewhere on the site, but I can't find it anymore. How to safely remove this program?

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  1. Michael Taylor 41,811 Reputation points

    Installing (and uninstalling) and SDK would have no impact on other apps. You cannot really "incorrectly" uninstall an app short of randomly deleting its files or something.

    If you can be more specific about what errors you're seeing, what apps are not working, etc then we can probably more easily help you.

    Yes you could reinstall the SDK but then if you uninstall it again you'll be in the same state you were when you did that before so I wouldn't expect anything to change. The most the uninstaller might have left lying around is adjustments to your PATH environment variable which you can just clean up yourself instead of running the uninstaller.

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  2. Ellu 1 Reputation point

    Thank you for the message. I was advised to use Iobit and it cleaned a lot of files from the machine, which always accumulates on the old machine even if unnecessary programs are deleted. It seems that the files left behind after removing the SDK have also been lost. At least the number of error reports decreased significantly. The Blue Screen and Kernel error message also disappeared. I'll post the message again if any more files appear from there.

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