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How to uninstall AdventureWorks sample databases?

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#1 BobLewiston


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:24 PM

How can I uninstall the AdventureWorks sample databases? They're not an application, so I can't do it via Add / Remove Programs or a downloaded uninstaller.

They're apparently corrupt, and they've been trouble from the git-go. The machine crashed when installing them. When I try to access them via SQL Server Management Studio, the machine crashes. When I try to reinstall them without uninstalling them, the machine crashes.

The setup prgram is SQL2008.AdventureWorks_All_Databases.x86.msi (yes, my machine is 32-bit) which I downloaded from http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Rele...ReleaseId=18407, which a couple other folks have told me worked fine for them. And my installer is up to date, and the only system requirement (a correct version of Windows) has been met.

In summary: help!

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:54 PM

Have you tried just using explorer, surfing to them, and deleting them?

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