Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to uninstall Matlab 7 from Windows 7 - Guaranteed

I've installed Matlab 7 on my laptop long time ago mostly for doing my assignment. But now i hardly open it and considering to uninstall the program plus the matlab.exe application is detected by my Kaspersky antivirus as a virus everytime i start up my laptop which is very irritating. What i don't know initially before installing the program is that Matlab 7 is not compatible with Windows 7! But miraculously i managed to install and run it without problem on my Windows 7.

Now the problem occur when uninstalling Matlab 7 from Windows 7. When trying to uninstall Matlab 7 a message "exception calling main" shows up and stop the uninstall process. I've read the forums, mathwork website and tried some recommendations that works for them but unfortunately not for me.

I've tried some of these recommendations (that is not working for me):
1. change the program compatibility to Windows 2000 or anything since it is not compatible with Windows 7 and try uninstall Matlab 7.
2. install other uninstall program to remove Matlab 7 like revo uninstaller.
3. find and run lmtools.exe at the Matlab folder and stop the license then uninstall Matlab 7. (i can't find my license though)

Then i came across a forum on how to install Matlab 7 on Windows 7. Well i've already have Matlab 7 running on my Windows 7 laptop obviously so why bother reading through the post, but one post captured my interest saying that changing the windows 7 theme to windows classic will enable Matlab 7 installation on Windows 7. Then it strike my mind that if that is possible maybe it works the other way around too, to uninstall it. So i went to do a little bit of that and a little bit of this and Voila! It works like a charm!

Sorry for the long babbling. Basically you just need to change the Windows 7 theme to Windows Classic and the uninstall program will run just fine. So if you don't know how to change the Windows 7 theme, here is the instruction:

1. Right click at the desktop > click personalize > Scroll down to the bottom of the window screen > click Windows Classic.
2. Now uninstall Matlab 7. Click Start > Matlab7 > Uninstall.  
       
Hope this help. Tell me if this works for you.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

It works dude...Abracadabara...Thanks a lot...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ur a great man...... keep it up..... thanks dude..

Anonymous said...

whoa! thanks! it's the simple way to uninstalling my matlab :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot

csyeoh said...

it really works.....thx =)

Mil said...

great! looks like it works for all of you, that makes me a happy man :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot ; it works

Carlos said...

Thanks, it has been very useful to me. Who could figure out the solution was that easy?

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Anonymous said...

wtf..i really dont know how this works.but it did!

guwess said...

it's works..
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thanks dude...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow~! Problem get solved perfectly

Thank you.

ram said...

PERFECT..........!
THANK YOU :-)

Khurramengr said...

Great tip Dude.........
It worked 100%
Thanks Alot..........

Anonymous said...

thank u your idea worked

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million! it works :D

ha said...

wow! it worked so well!
thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Absolute genius. But really, this seems like it shouldn't work. Somehow does!

Anonymous said...

working!!great thanks

h.elkholy said...

THANKS MAN!! Been trying to uninstall it for a loooooong time!

Shika said...

Thank you so much...!!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

than u! thank u!thank u!((=

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot... its really working.

Anonymous said...

my god, it's really work !!! Thanks a Ton

Anonymous said...

the question is why??? thx a lot

Dimaz Julio said...

here reference about using matlab :
http://repository.gunadarma.ac.id/bitstream/123456789/1229/1/50407547.pdf

Joshua said...

Thanks Mil, It worked like a miracle!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mil. It works. Really helpful.

Anonymous said...

hey it just remove its icon from uninstall a program in control panel but not from window or its file...

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm...
Thanks alot.

Anonymous said...

you're great!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you saved my night!!! I just tried everything but nothing seemed to work. But your advice worked perfect!!!

ramesh said...

i am doing the same but it is not working.it is showing that uninstaller couldn't start the jvm. so please tell me how to uninstall in this situation.

Anonymous said...

thanks man,

Kuntaracooo said...

GENIUS !!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot bro!! Simplicity is the best solution.
:)

Anonymous said...

it really works thanks a lot..

Anonymous said...

it worked!...thx man!!

Anonymous said...

You are genius, also when I was trying to open Matlab was not working. Now with the Theme changes is working perfectly.

Anonymous said...

I really love you!!!
thanks a lot!!!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks, worked perferctly!

Anonymous said...

wow thanks.

Karthick Austino said...

hey.. it didnt work for me.. can anyone provide alternate solution??

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!
Now I can delete this sh!t easly ;D
Thanks a lot !!

Anonymous said...

wow it worked......thnks a lot....

Anonymous said...

tnks!!!!!

ImmaOllo said...

What if it is a PC without personalize option? or where do I find the personalize in a PC?

Anonymous said...

for theme settings (if your PC is not having personalize option):
Control Panel\Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center\Make the computer easier to see -->Fine tune display effects

Anonymous said...

CAnt believe this works...!!
thanks a lot dude.

Anonymous said...

thank you man!

sahib qafarsoy said...

I'have a different problem it semms, when I try to uninstall Matlab,It says there are no products to uninstall, but there is.What should I do?

Anonymous said...

You are a savior !
It worked , thanks a lot =)

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! It works to unistall but also to USE Matlab.... So far, I couldnt open it with windows 7.... THANK YOU!!!!!!

JM said...

It also worked for me! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

It works fine!!! Eres un crack!! Thanks from Spain.

Anonymous said...

Thank you man, I never would have thought of that.

Anonymous said...

How to solve this problem with Windows8?

Anonymous said...

Yeah dude....wat shld we do in W8????

Anonymous said...

СПАСИБО ОГРОМНОЕ МУЖИК !!! Я ОЧЕНЬ ТЕБЕ БЛАГОДАРЕН !
THANKS MAN ! GOD BLESS YOU !!!

 
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