I'm getting an error when trying to uninstall SharePoint Foundation 2010 from Windows 10:

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 uninstall did not complete successfully.

One or more required Office components failed to complete successfully. For more information, consult the setup log file.

Of course, I have no idea where the setup log file is, so I have no idea how to further diagnose what's actually going on.

I tried this, but it didn't seem to work... I keep getting the same error.

I tried repairing and then removing, I tried using the Uninstall method through Programs and Features, I've looked at several other articles and tried several other fixes... nothing. I just want a clean install of SP.

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    I am surprised you were even able to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 10. I don't believe it's not even supported. Also, It's never a good idea to pollute your client OS with a beast like SharePoint. The best practice to have a separate VM for these purposes Oct 21, 2016 at 1:55
  • I wish that was an option. But, my company doesn't have any kind of VM software. I installed it when I started with the company, so I didn't have a whole lot of leeway to tell them what I'm doing. I've been here 8 months now, so maybe I can get away with that... but, I still gotta get it uninstalled somehow. I read a thing that it might help to uninstall Office first. So, I'll try that and report back my findings.
    – Christine
    Oct 21, 2016 at 16:07
  • @DenisMolodtsov - Why would you be surprised that I can install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 10? Out of Curiosity.
    – Christine
    Oct 21, 2016 at 20:40
  • Actually, I've just checked it. Looks like SP2010 is supported on Windows Server 2012R2 (Win10) started from SP2 support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2724471 Oct 21, 2016 at 21:03
  • @DenisMolodtsov - How does that help me? Do I need to install a service pack, or...? I don't have Server 2012. I can't run the Foundation 2010 installer because it tells me I need a Service Pack for Server 2008.
    – Christine
    Oct 21, 2016 at 21:09

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I was able to get SharePoint Foundation 2010 uninstalled using Microsoft's magical "uninstall things that are causing problems" utility:


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