How to Uninstall/Clean MySQL from Windows completely?
1) Run Command Prompt (Type cmd into the search menu in Windows8/10) and run it as Administrator and execute the following commands to stop and remove MySQL service.
Step 1: Net stop MySQL
Step 2: Sc delete MySQL
The service should now be gone.
2) Go to Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features, select MySQL Server and click Uninstall. (If you can uninstall MySQL from Control Panel if not just follow the steps below)
3) Open Windows Explorer and go to Organize > Folder and search options, Select the “View” tab and under “Hidden files and Folders” choose “Show hidden files and folders”. Now explore the following locations and delete following folders.
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL
And if exists, delete it too
Its also probably worth scanning and fixing the registry for anything that’s been left behind using CCleaner
4) Restart your PC and start installing Maria DB as per these instructions
That’s literally all there is to it you should find MariaDB installs without too much hassle once you’ve got rid of MySQL
AFAIK this works on Windows 7/8/10.
We hope you found it easy to do!