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How to uninstall GitLab from your Windows device


GitLab Runner is an open-source project that is used to run your CI/CD jobs and send the results back to GitLab. It can be run as a single binary; no language-specific requirements are needed. You can choose to install the GitLab Runner application on the infrastructure that you own or manage. If you do, you should install GitLab Runner on a machine that’s separate from the one that hosts the GitLab instance for security and performance reasons. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to create and deploy a local Registry Server with Docker Image, how to Pull your first Nginx Container Image from Docker Hub and deploy it to your local machine, Azure DevOps and GitHub integration for Docker and Kubernetes deployment, how to create a static pod in Kubernetes, and how to install, register and start GitLab Runner on Windows.

Git is a version control system that allows developers to track a project and actively contribute without interfering in each other’s work. It supports collaboration within a project and helps prevent miscommunication or code clashing between team members. Git is a very supported open source project and the project maintainers have shown balanced judgment and a mature approach to meeting the long-term needs of its users with regular releases that improve usability and functionality. Here is a guide on how to install, register and start GitLab Runner on Windows.

In this guide, I will be showing you how to uninstall GitLab running from your device.

To do this, open the Command Prompt as shown below. Browse to the following location where the executable resides: C:\GitLab-Runner.
– Run the command GitLab-runner stop (This will ensure the service stops running).
– Next, you will have to run the command to uninstall GitLab-Runner from your device: GitLab-runner uninstall


As you can see above, you can now choose to delete the folder in which the GitLab-Runner resided. As you can see from the image above, I also removed this directory (folder), Kindly see how to install and uninstall Docker Desktop on Windows 10 and Windows Server, how to clone a repository and install software from GitHub on Windows, Panic: Failed to register the GitLab-runner, you may be having network issues.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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