Gears of War Gears of War

A way to uninstall Gears of War from your system

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove Gears of War for Windows. It was created for Windows by Microsoft Game Studios. More data about Microsoft Game Studios can be read here. Detailed information about Gears of War can be found at . The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Gears of War folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Gears of War is C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{1170D24F-42B7-40CF-AA1B-6395CE562354}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x040a. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for admin rights. Gears of War's main file takes around 26.87 MB (28179536 bytes) and is named WarGame-G4WLive.A465.exe.

The following executables are incorporated in Gears of War. They occupy 123.16 MB (129140736 bytes) on disk.

  • Startup.A465.exe (1.91 MB)
  • WarGame-G4WLive.A465.exe (26.87 MB)
  • 7-9_vista_driver-only.exe (35.24 MB)
  • 7-9_xp_driver-only.exe (28.93 MB)
  • amdcpusetup.exe (2.83 MB)
  • Startup.exe (508.00 KB)
  • WarGame-G4WLive.exe (26.87 MB) to view all...

The current page applies to Gears of War version 1.00.0000 only. You can find below info on other application versions of Gears of War:

Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you remove Gears of War.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Gears of War:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\binkw32.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\DefaultUI.A671.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleFr.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleGr.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleIt.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleLa.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleSp.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleUk.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FonixTtsDtSimpleUs.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\FxGraphLayout.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\libresample.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\NxCharacter.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\NxCooking.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\ogg.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\PhysXCore.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\startup.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\Startup.A671.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\unpatch.bak
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\vorbis.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\vorbisenc.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\vorbisfile.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\WarGame-G4WLive.A671.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\WarGame-G4WLive.exe.A671.cfg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\WarUI.A671.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\wxdockitu.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\BACKUP\wxmsw262u.A671.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\7-9_vista_driver-only.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\7-9_xp_driver-only.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\amdcpusetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\binkw32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\AddAntiPortal.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\AddMover.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\AddSpecial.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBCone.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBCube.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBCurvedStair.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBCylinder.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBGeneric.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBLinearStair.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBSheet.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBSphere.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBSpiralStair.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBTerrain.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BBVolumetric.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BrushClip.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BrushClipDelete.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BrushClipFlip.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\BrushClipSplit.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\HideSelected.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\InvertSelections.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeAdd.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeAddStaticMesh.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeAddVolume.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeBrushClip.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeCamera.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeDeintersect.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeFaceDrag.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeGeometry.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeIntersect.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeMatinee.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModePolygon.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeRotate.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeScale.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeSubtract.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeTerrainEdit.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ModeVertex.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ShowAll.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\ShowSelected.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\TexturePan.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\EditorRes\TextureRotate.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Generic Coarticulation\placeholder.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\Backchannel.fxg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\Default.fxg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\Fast.fxg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\Idle.fxg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\placeholder.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Configs\Gestures\Slow.fxg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Documentation\FaceFX.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FonixData.cdf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FonixData\fre\fd01\USEnglish\asr\USEnglish.pdc
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FonixData\fre\fd01\USEnglish\asr\usgp08FN3108.psi
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FonixData\fre\fd01\USEnglish\asr\usgp16FN3108.psi
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\Release Max 6 Native Coords\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\release max 6 unreal\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\Release Max 7 Native Coords\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\release max 7 unreal\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\Release Max 8 Native Coords\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\release max 8 unreal\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMax\release max 9 unreal\FxMax.dlu
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\MEL Script\FaceFx.mel
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\Release Maya 6 Native Coords\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\Release Maya 6.5 Native Coords\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\release maya 6.5 unreal\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\Release Maya 7 Native Coords\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\release maya 7 unreal\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\release maya 8 unreal\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\release maya 8.5 unreal\FaceFx.mll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\FxTools\FxMaya\res\FaceFX_Logo_Small.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\FaceFX\Logs\placeholder.txt

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Gears of War
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F42D07117B24FC04AAB13659EC653245
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Gears of War
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield_{1170D24F-42B7-40CF-AA1B-6395CE562354}

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\WarGame-G4WLive.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Black_Box\Gears Of War\Binaries\WarGame-G4WLive.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F42D07117B24FC04AAB13659EC653245\ProductName

How to remove Gears of War from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Gears of War is a program by the software company Microsoft Game Studios. Some people try to erase it. This can be efortful because doing this manually requires some knowledge regarding PCs. The best EASY practice to erase Gears of War 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 on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Gears of War or simply activate the Search field and type in "Gears of War". The Gears of War app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Gears of War in the list of applications, the following data about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Gears of War, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Gears of War:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{1170D24F-42B7-40CF-AA1B-6395CE562354}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x040a
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Gears of War.
Uninstall Gears of War

8. After removing Gears of War, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Gears of War which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Gears of War using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Gears of War by Microsoft Game Studios from your PC, nor are we saying that Gears of War by Microsoft Game Studios is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Gears of War supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 01:01:07.053