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Uninstalling Vivado 2018.3

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I am trying to uninstall my installation of Vivado 2018.3, however I am experiencing some problems.

When I try to uninstall the program, a loading image appears very briefly and then disappears gain, without anything else happening. My problem seems to be identical to that which is discussed in this post (https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Cannot-uninstall-Vivado-2018-1-in-Windows-10/td-p/882233) except that the marked solution does not work for me.

I have tried uninstalling it through the Windows Control Panel, by using the xuninstall file in the Xilinx folder on my PC and I have tried doing it through Xilinx Information Center. None of it works.

Can anyone help me?

 

EDIT: In the end, finding all the files related to Vivado 2018.3 seemed too complicated, so I ended up uninstalling my 2020.1 installation as well so I could simply delete the entire Xilinx directory. However, I found out I also needed to manually delete a couple of other folders that were hidden in other places. Otherwise the installer would say that another installation was already found when I tried to re-install Vivado.

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Hello @AndreasBMadsen ,

Looks like some files that the uninstaller relies on are either missing or can't be found.

Yes, in this case, you can indeed just navigate to C:\Xilinx folder and delete all files related to Vivado 2018.3.

I believe there could be some registry entry left under regedit, as in my example below, however these shouldn't effect anything and can be left out as is, as i don't tend to touch/modify anything under regedit

image.png

Also, remove any related files from the App data. 

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Xilinx

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Xilinx

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Hi @AndreasBMadsen 

To uninstall Vivado Design Suite: Edition, select Start > All Programs > Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado 2018.3 > Uninstall.

If you do not have a program group entry, use the command line option to uninstall:

\.xinstall\Vivado_2018.3\ xsetup.exe –uninstall

You can manually delete the Xilinx folder in the C drive. Also, remove any related files from the App data. 

 

C:\Users\athandr\AppData\Roaming\Xilinx

C:\Users\athandr\AppData\Local\Xilinx

 

Thanks and Regards,

Ansari Hunen

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Hi @ansarimo 

I have just tried the first two fixes (using Windows start menu and command prompt) and, unfortunately, they do not work for me. Same problem as what I have already tried.

The problem is I currently have two installations of Vivado (Vivado HL System Edition 2018.3 and Vivado HL WebPACK 2020.1) and I would rather not have to uninstall both of them. Can I just go into the C:\Xilinx folder and delete all files related to Vivado 2018.3?

Best regards

Andreas Bay Madsen

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Hi @AndreasBMadsen 

Have you tried uninstalling Vivado using a Command Prompt?

The command to uninstall Vivado is:

<Vivado installation directory>Xilinx/.xinstall/Vivado_2018.3/xuninstall -Uninstall

e.g.

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If there are any folders/files left unremoved by running the command above, please manually remove these.

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Ansari Hunen

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Yes, I have tried this:

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When I execute the command, it opens the loading screen shown in the image, but then it just closes after a second and nothing happens. I can run the command again as many times as I want, but the same thing just happens every time.

I have experienced this very problem no matter how I try to uninstall Vivado 2018.3. It is weird, because I have had it installed previously and was able to uninstall it without any problems, but not this time.

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Hello @AndreasBMadsen ,

Looks like some files that the uninstaller relies on are either missing or can't be found.

Yes, in this case, you can indeed just navigate to C:\Xilinx folder and delete all files related to Vivado 2018.3.

I believe there could be some registry entry left under regedit, as in my example below, however these shouldn't effect anything and can be left out as is, as i don't tend to touch/modify anything under regedit

image.png

Also, remove any related files from the App data. 

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Xilinx

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Xilinx

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Hello @AndreasBMadsen ,

I would also suggest to try uninstalling in the batch/silent mode.

You can perform silent uninstallation using cmd prompt (opened with Admin rights) in Windows. The command to execute is as shown below:

<Destination path>\.xinstall\Vivado_2019.2\bin\xsetup.bat -b Uninstall

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The above command should uninstall the tool silently in batch mode. The tool folder name changes based on the tool installed.

 

FYI - You can get the batch mode Usage/Examples by running the xsetup.bat -h like below:

 

C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2020.2\nt64\.xinstall\Vitis_2020.2\bin>xsetup.bat -h

Running in batch mode...

Copyright (c) 1986-2020 Xilinx, Inc.  All rights reserved.

 

usage: xsetup [-a <arg>] [-b <arg>] [-c <arg>] [-e <arg>] [-h] [-l <arg>]

       [-p <arg>] [-x]

Xilinx Installer - Command line argument list.

-a,--agree <arg>      Agree to the required terms and conditions.

                       [XilinxEULA,3rdPartyEULA,WebTalkTerms]

-b,--batch <arg>      Runs installer in batch mode and executes the

                       specified action. Valid actions are [AuthTokenGen,

                       ConfigGen, Install, Uninstall, Add, Update].

                       AuthTokenGen is used to generate an authentication

                       token that will be used by the batch mode

                       webinstaller to download install content. ConfigGen

                       is used to generate a config file as described

                       below. Install is use for a fresh installation.

                       Uninstall is for uninstalling an existing

                       installation. Add is for adding tools or devices to

                       an existing installation. Update is for installing

                       an update release from Xilinx.

-c,--config <arg>     File defining install configuration. It is

                       recommended to use a configuration file for batch

                       install. To generate a configuration file, run

                       xsetup -b ConfigGen. This file will contain the

                       default install selections, which you can then

                       change as needed by setting a value to 1(select) or

                       0(de-select) within the file. It is recommended

                       that you generate this reference for each new

                       quarterly release, so that new devices, tools,

                       options or other changes will be accounted for in

                       your configuration file.

-e,--edition <arg>    Name of the edition that should be installed. This

                       option is not needed if using -c with a config file

                       since the edition is included in the config file.

-h,--help             Display this help text.

-l,--location <arg>   The destination location of the installation. This

                       option is not needed if using -c with a config file

                       since the location is included in the config file.

-p,--product <arg>    Name of the product that should be installed. This

                       option is not needed if using -c with a config file

                       since the product is included in the config file.

-x,--xdebug           Run installer in debug mode

 

 

Examples:

 

Generate authentication token: xsetup -b AuthTokenGen

 

Generate a config file: xsetup -b ConfigGen  (generate and modify as

needed).

 

Install using a config file: xsetup -a

XilinxEULA,3rdPartyEULA,WebTalkTerms -b Install -c install_config.txt.

 

If you do not wish to use a config file, you must provide the -l and -e.

The -e choices for a given release can be found by generating a config

file and copying the edition name from the resulting config file. When you

do not use a config file, the default install options will be used for

your installation.

 

Example installing without a config file: xsetup --agree

3rdPartyEULA,WebTalkTerms,XilinxEULA --batch Install --edition "SDx

Development Environments" --location "C:\Xilinx".

 

The batch mode also supports uninstallation and upgrades (adding

additional tools and devices). For example, if you install the Xilinx

software to <user home>/Xilinx, go to <user

home>/Xilinx/.xinstall/<product>_<version>

 

To uninstall: xsetup -b Uninstall.

 

To add devices or tools: xsetup -b Add -a

XilinxEULA,3rdPartyEULA,WebTalkTerms -c <configfile>.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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