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Windows 7: Uninstalling VB6.0 and ODBC-32bit.

24 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Uninstalling VB6.0 and ODBC-32bit.

Hello! Some time ago I installed VisualBasic 6.0 to work on a school project and after finishing It I decided to uninstall VB6.0, but I still have ODBC 32bit in Control Panel and it's not on the "Add/Remove" program list. I also uninstalled the ODBC data registry keys but to no avail. Any tips? Thanks in advance!

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27 Apr 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

You just want to remove it from Control Panel, correct? Navigate to C:\windows\System32, In search box type



It will likely be listed as Odbccp32.cpl

You can rename it to make sure it is the correct one. Delete it if it is. Suggest you make a System Restore point just in case.

You might also try the free Revo Uninstaller and see if it finds any traces of the actual installed program.

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A Guy
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27 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello, thank you very much for your answer!

There's no odbccp32.cpl in System32. I also have Revo Uninstaller and uninstalled VB6.0 using it but ODBC is still there for some reason.
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27 Apr 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If it is on the Control Panel, there must be a .cpl file for it. I'm just not sure the name I gave will be it, as Office also installs that. It may also reside in c:\windows\syswow64\odbccp32.cpl on a x64 system. A Guy
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27 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64

ODBC is part of Windows. It should show up in Administrative Tools. As A Guy says, it's used by Office and any other applications that use SQL.
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28 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello. Thank you for your answers. I've found the file in syswow64 and renamed it but it still shows up in Control Panel.
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 Uninstalling VB6.0 and ODBC-32bit.

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