For complete removal of MySQL installed from MSI package [MySQL 8 on Windows 10 PC.]
MySQL programs can be uninstalled one by one from
Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs or using
MySQL Installer application.
Using MySQL Installer:
Find MySQLInstaller.exe or MySQLInstallerLauncher.exe (both do the same job)
By default, installer reseides in the System folder where Windows is installed. In my PC it was in below location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Installer for Windows\
A start menu shortcut may also be available on default installation. Look for
MySQL Installer - Community
Double-click on MySQLInstaller (or MySQLInstallerLauncher) and the MySQL installer window will appear.
Here you'll see Add, Modify, Upgrade, Remove, etc. options. Select
Again, you can remove one by one or all at once by selecting
Product and then
This will take some time, installer may freeze in the middle, just kill the process and start again(takes a lot of patience). Don't worry, installer will start where it stopped.
Note: When MySQL is removed using this method, only the installed components are removed. Any database information (including the tables and data), import or export files, log files, and binary logs produced during execution are kept in their configured location.
In default installation, MySQL files are stored in below locations:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL
C:\ProgramData directory is hidden by default, thus installer will not remove this folder.
To delete MySQL completely, check above locations and remove MySQL folders manually if they exist.
Now MySQL should be removed completely along with all configurations and databases.
Uninstalling from Control Panel: I believe we all know how to uninstall programs from Control Panel.