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    Angry Please Can Someone Tell me how to Totally Uninstall MYSQL

    I will like to Uninstall MySQL so that when I reinstall it, I can have Chance to Choose New Password.. Thanks

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    This details the steps you need to take to reset the root password

    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...rmissions.html

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    It's a good thing you told us what OS you're using because uninstall procedures are totally different on Windows / Linux

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    I am Using Window 7 Home Premium... I have try the reset password procedure list on the SQL site.... but I get suck because I don't know how to execute the syntax .... Please help me out

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    I don't Know how to Execute the Instruction.. Please Help me...

    Create a text file containing the following statements. Replace the password with the password that you want to use.

    UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('MyNewPass') WHERE User='root';
    FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
    Write the UPDATE and FLUSH statements each on a single line. The UPDATE statement resets the password for all root accounts, and the FLUSH statement tells the server to reload the grant tables into memory so that it notices the password change.

    Save the file. For this example, the file will be named C:\mysql-init.txt.

    Open a console window to get to the command prompt: From the Start menu, select Run, then enter cmd as the command to be run.

    Start the MySQL server with the special --init-file option (notice that the backslash in the option value is doubled):

    C:\> C:\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt --init-file=C:\\mysql-init.txt
    If you installed MySQL to a location other than C:\mysql, adjust the command accordingly.

    The server executes the contents of the file named by the --init-file option at startup, changing each root account password.

    You can also add the --console option to the command if you want server output to appear in the console window rather than in a log file.

    If you installed MySQL using the MySQL Installation Wizard, you may need to specify a --defaults-file option:

    C:\> "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe"
    --defaults-file="C:\\Program Files\\MySQL\\MySQL Server 5.0\\my.ini"
    --init-file=C:\\mysql-init.txt
    The appropriate --defaults-file setting can be found using the Services Manager: From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, then Services. Find the MySQL service in the list, right-click it, and choose the Properties option. The Path to executable field contains the --defaults-file setting.

    After the server has started successfully, delete C:\mysql-init.txt.

    You should now be able to connect to the MySQL server as root using the new password. Stop the MySQL server, then restart it in normal mode again. If you run the server as a service, start it from the Windows Services window. If you start the server manually, use whatever command you normally use.

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    Do you have the

    MySQL Server Instance Config Wizard

    on your machine?

    Try Start> Mysql> Mysql Server 5.1

    This will offer you the chance to set the root password.

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    I am using MySQL Server 5.5 Please Help me out

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    Do you perhaps THINK it could be the same path as above but with 5.5 instead of 5.1?

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    Help us a bit here.

    Do you have the

    MySQL Server Instance Config Wizard

    It is in the mysql bin directory and has a name MySQLInstanceConfig.exe

    You listed the documentation for resetting the password. You clearly have a problem understanding some part of it. What part do you not understand?

    If you want to uninstall it completely go to the Windows Control panel and you should find an option there it use to be "Add/Remove Programs" but it changed in Vista to, I believe, "Programs".


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