Alchemy Alchemy

How to uninstall Alchemy from your system

This web page is about Alchemy for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It is developed by PopCap Games. More information on PopCap Games can be seen here. Alchemy is usually set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy directory, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. The full command line for removing Alchemy is C:\Program. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file is called ALchemy.exe and its approximative size is 1.39 MB (1459008 bytes).

Alchemy contains of the executables below. They occupy 1.49 MB (1558656 bytes) on disk.

  • ALchemy.exe (1.39 MB)
  • CTSUApp.exe (44.66 KB)
  • ScsInstall.exe (52.66 KB)

This info is about Alchemy version 1.26 alone. You can find here a few links to other Alchemy versions:

Some files and registry entries are usually left behind when you uninstall Alchemy.

Folders that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy

The files below remain on your disk by Alchemy when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ALchemy.bff
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ALchemy.crl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ALchemy.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ALchemy.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ALchemy.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\CTAL6Svc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\CTSUApp.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\CTSUSDK.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\dsound.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\dsoundlog.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\HookWnd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ALchemy\ScsInstall.exe

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Creative ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Creative Software Update\AppEnabled\ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Installation\Log\Creative ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Software Installed\ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Software Installed\Software Update\1033\ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Objects\Effects\Alchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ALchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PopCap\Alchemy
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Creative ALchemy AL6 Licensing Service

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{75CE8AF5-0A5E-4A42-BC67-F83591DA9A7D}\CREATIVE_ALCHEMY
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Creative ALchemy AL6 Licensing Service\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Creative ALchemy AL6 Licensing Service\DisplayName

A way to remove Alchemy with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Alchemy is a program released by the software company PopCap Games. Some users want to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because performing this by hand requires some skill regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE approach to erase Alchemy is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

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


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Alchemy or simply click the Search feature and type in "Alchemy". If it is installed on your PC the Alchemy program will be found automatically. Notice that after you select Alchemy in the list , the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Alchemy, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Alchemy.
Uninstall Alchemy

8. After uninstalling Alchemy, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Alchemy which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Alchemy using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.



The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Alchemy by PopCap Games from your computer, we are not saying that Alchemy by PopCap Games is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Alchemy in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-23 02:26:12.107