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How to uninstall Start8 from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Start8 for Windows. It is written by Stardock Corporation. Additional info about Stardock Corporation can be found here. More info about the application Start8 can be seen at . Usually the Start8 application is found in the C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8 directory, depending on the user's option during install. C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\unins000.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Start8. Start8Config.exe is the Start8's primary executable file and it takes close to 2.07 MB (2169008 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside Start8. They take about 4.15 MB (4350403 bytes) on disk.

  • DeElevate.exe (8.24 KB)
  • DeElevate64.exe (10.24 KB)
  • Start8.exe (235.17 KB)
  • Start8Config.exe (2.07 MB)
  • Start8Srv.exe (139.67 KB)
  • Start8_64.exe (240.17 KB)
  • unins000.exe (1.46 MB) to view all...

This web page is about Start8 version 1.03 alone. Click on the links below for other Start8 versions: to view all...
Several files, folders and registry data will be left behind when you are trying to remove Start8 from your PC.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Start8:
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8_32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\Start8 Setup Log.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\stardock.start8-patch.painter.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Start8.lnk

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock\Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Stardock\Misc\Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8

Additional values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\I:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\stardock.start8-patch.painter.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\J:\RESPALDO\INSTALAR BOTON WINDOWS EN WINDOWS 8\Star8\Start8-setup-1.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\ImagePath

A way to uninstall Start8 from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Start8 is an application offered by the software company Stardock Corporation. Sometimes, computer users decide to erase this application. Sometimes this can be efortful because doing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY approach to erase Start8 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to optimize your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Start8 or simply click the Search feature and type in "Start8". The Start8 application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Start8 in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Start8, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Start8:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\unins000.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Start8.
Uninstall Start8

8. After removing Start8, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Start8 that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Start8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to remove Start8 by Stardock Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Start8 by Stardock Corporation is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Start8 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-29 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-29 09:33:40.437