Uninstall TOTAL

TOTAL can be removed using Windows' Control Panel.  This document shows you how to uninstall the software on your version of Windows.

Document 6502  ¦  Last updated:  04/25/2017 MJY

a la mode technologies, llc. is not responsible for any loss of data that might occur by following these directions.  Be sure any data files are backed up.  Click here for more information on backing up and restoring TOTAL data.  This is important if you intend to reinstall the software and need all of your data.

TOTAL is uninstalled via the Windows Control Panel.  Before you begin the uninstallation process, make sure that TOTAL is not currently running on your PC.  If you are using a network installation of TOTAL and are removing the software from the server, make sure that workstations are not currently running TOTAL.

Uninstalling TOTAL

  1. From your Windows Desktop, press Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch a Run prompt.

  2. Now, in the Open: field, type control appwiz.cpl and click OK.  This opens the Uninstall a Program window.

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  3. Right click TOTAL and choose Uninstall  ( for Windows XP click Remove Program in the toolbar ).

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Once it's finished, the software alerts you that it has completed successfully.  If you are uninstalling from a server continue with the instructions below to uninstall SQL.

Removing SQL from a server installation

  1. Close TOTAL and the Appraisal Desktop completely if you haven't already.  Then right‑click the a la mode Assistant icon in your system tray, and select Exit.

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  2. From your Windows Desktop, press Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch a Run prompt.

  3. Now, in the Open: field, type services.msc and click OK.  This opens the Services window.

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  4. Select SQL Server (ALAMODE08) and click "Stop the service".  Then close the window.
  5. From your Windows Desktop, press Windows key + R on your keyboard to launch a Run prompt.

  6. In the Open: field, type control appwiz.cpl and click OK.  This opens the Uninstall a Program window.

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  7. Right‑click each of the following items and then click Uninstall  ( for Windows XP click Remove Program in the toolbar ). Don't make any changes to "Workstation Components".
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
    • Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files
    • Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer
  8. A short Wizard proceeds to remove the software.  Click Finish when it's done.
  9. Close any windows you have open and press Windows Key + E on your keyboard.

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  10. Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server and then delete the MSSQL10_50.ALAMODE folder.  If you're using a 64-bit version of Windows, browse to C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft SQL Server instead.  Click here if you're not sure whether you're running 32bit or 64bit.

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