How to force uninstall a software in Windows?

Sometimes you install a game or a software and somehow it doesn’t or you don’t need anymore but right when you want to uninstall it, you can’t do it or you deleted some important files and then you are stuck up with that software in your control panel. If you have some kind of similar problem then use the following steps.

1. Press “Windows Key” + “r”

2. Then type “regedit

3. Now look for the softwares in the following folders.

i. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

ii. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

iii. HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software

or if you are using 64-bit, then also have a look in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node

Now after you find the software, that you want to delete then, delete by right clicking it.

PS: Make sure to take a backup before deleting anything from Windows Registry so that you can restore it later if something goes wrong. To take backup, right-click on the key which you are going to delete and select “Export“. It’ll save a .REG file containing the backup of that key.

PS2: Expert users can also find all occurrence of the key with the name of uninstalled software using “Ctrl+F” and delete them. You’ll have to be very cautious for it. Delete the key only if you are absolutely sure that the key was created by the uninstalled software.

Now you should be done!!!

Have fun! 🙂

Sources: http://www.askvg.com/how-to-completely-uninstall-remove-a-software-program-in-windows-without-using-3rd-party-software/

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