Uninstalling TestComplete

Applies to TestComplete 14.72, last modified on December 24, 2020

Before uninstalling TestComplete, ensure that your user account has the necessary permissions.

In addition, if you are going to move TestComplete to another computer, consider the following:

To uninstall TestComplete:

  1. Close TestComplete, if it is running, as well as Microsoft Visual Studio, web browsers and any other open applications that TestComplete supports or integrates with.

    Note: It takes time for TestComplete to unload its helper modules from applications. We recommend that you wait for a minute after you exit TestComplete before you start uninstalling it.
  2. In the Control Panel, open Programs and Features.

  3. Locate SmartBear TestComplete 14 in the list and click Remove (or similar).

  4. In the confirmation box that asks whether you want to uninstall TestComplete, click Yes.

  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the uninstallation procedure.

    Note: TestComplete cannot unload its modules from .NET applications. If the Installation Wizard detects any processes that still have TestComplete modules loaded, it will display the File in Use dialog with the list of those processes. You can command the Installation Wizard to terminate those processes or you can leave the processes running (you may need to reboot your computer afterwards).
  6. Click Finish on the Uninstall Complete screen.

When you uninstall TestComplete, the test projects you have created are not deleted. You can remove them manually by deleting your TestComplete projects folder. The default folder location is as follows:

  • <SystemDrive>:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\TestComplete 14 Projects on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and later operating systems.

  • SystemDrive>:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\My Documents\TestComplete 14 Projects on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

See Also

Maintaining and Uninstalling TestComplete

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