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Windows 7: How to uninstall Bonjour Service?

27 Jan 2014   #1
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 
How to uninstall Bonjour Service?

I need to uninstall Bonjour Service but the instructions on this and other sites are outdated. How do I do it?

All the instructions I can find are from 2009, or contain broken links to remover tools, or refer to Microsoft Fix-It Tool, which no longer exists (now it's just another useless crap Microsoft help site that never tells you anything you don't already know, not a piece of software). And, most of the search results are fake Windows help sites that aren't real sites but are just automatically harvesting posts from other sites and repeating information of completely unknown age and reliability.

Thanks


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27 Jan 2014   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Bonjour is courtesy of Itunes and Apple
To uninstall go to Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a Program>Find Bonjour>click uninstall

Hope this helps
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27 Jan 2014   #3
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7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Bonjour is courtesy of Itunes and Apple
To uninstall go to Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a Program>Find Bonjour>click uninstall

Hope this helps
Are you sure? I just spent an hour reading dozens of posts here and at other sites about how you absolutely, positively CAN NOT use the standard add/remove programs method to get rid of it. They *all* said you can not use add/remove programs for this.

I was trying to explain this in my question: there used to be Bonjour remover tools which were programs written specifically to remove Bonjour and nothing else. Also there used to be MS Fix It. All of these seem to not exist any more.

Also there are command-line instructions for removing Bonjour but those are from around 2008-2009.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Apologies, il go and have a look into it and il get back to you soon mate.
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27 Jan 2014   #5
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks. It's strange how there seems to have lots of discussion about this back around 2009.

On SevenForums the discussions mainly seem to be specific questions about Bonjour interfering with some particular network function - not how to simply get the entire thing off your computer, which is what I want to do.
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27 Jan 2014   #6
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2

Download and install this, go to where you installed it and run as admin, once its opened scroll down find bonjour and click remove, once done, remove the windows installer cleanup utility as im not exactly a fan of them.
Any problems let us know mate
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27 Jan 2014   #7
bitoolean

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit
 
 

If you don't mind it being resident on the hard drive (installed) but you just want to keep it from running, why not just simply disable that service. If you use msconfig (type that into the run box from the start menu) to disable it, you are making it completely invisible to Windows (as if it didn't even exist), and you can also turn it back on. Like Devlin said, and if I remember correctly, it installs with Apple software and it is related to Bluetooth connectivity. You're not endangering Windows stability in any way. The worst case scenario is that some bluetooth or the software you installed would no longer work, in which case, I repeat, just turn it back on. If you do try to remove it conventionally and you don't succeed (the service is still resident), I can help you with a command-line to disable or even uninstall the service.
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27 Jan 2014   #8
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

The program i recommended is a microsoft program, i have used it before and havent had any problems, but i do uninstall it simply because i dont really have use for it.
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27 Jan 2014   #9
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Ah - yes, I found that exact tool earlier and didn't use it because the page says the program has been abandoned and refers you to MS Fix It. I have nothing against old programs if they work; I just didn't want to mess things up. Will give it a try.
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27 Jan 2014   #10
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

create a restore point before you do it if your unsure buddy!
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