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I recently got a new (Windows) laptop and decided to install Colemak as part of setting it up, as I've been using the layout for several years on my previous computer.
However, I was tired and made a few mistakes when trying to install it. The first was that I forgot to extract the files and ran setup.exe from within the .zip file. (Not entirely sure if that was what caused the issues, though.) Then, when going to settings to select the Colemak layout, it didn't show up (I probably should have just restarted my computer first...) so I thought maybe it didn't install right and I should uninstall it and try again. But the folder (downloaded from https://colemak.com/Windows) did not have uninstall.exe in it, despite the instructions saying to run uninstall.exe to uninstall it. So I went into the System32 folder and deleted the Colemak2.dll file, and restarted my computer. And then when I ran setup.exe again it said that it could not install it because the DLL file "already exists on this machine in the system directory".
I think what I need to do from here is put the DLL file back, but the Colemak folder contains several folders that each contain a Colemak2.dll file, and I'm not entirely sure which one is the right one. My guess is that the "amd64" folder has the correct DLL for my computer, since my computer has an AMD processor and a 64-bit OS, but I want to be sure before I mess with the DLLs again.
So, my questions are: What is going on with uninstall.exe being missing? What do I need to do to uninstall Colemak without the uninstall.exe? And is the Colemak2.dll file in the "amd64" folder the correct DLL for my computer?