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How to uninstall Nero 8 Essentials from your system

This page is about Nero 8 Essentials for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Nero AG. You can read more on Nero AG or check for application updates here. More information about Nero 8 Essentials can be seen at . The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8 folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's preference. You can uninstall Nero 8 Essentials by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{8AEA4BE2-2B52-41C0-BB7D-9F2D17AF1033}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. nero.exe is the Nero 8 Essentials's primary executable file and it occupies close to 38.67 MB (40543528 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Nero 8 Essentials. They occupy about 150.19 MB (157481008 bytes) on disk.

  • UNNERO.exe (949.29 KB)
  • BackItUp.exe (22.18 MB)
  • NBKeyScan.exe (1.74 MB)
  • NBService.exe (817.29 KB)
  • NBSFtp.exe (757.29 KB)
  • NeDwFileHelper.exe (26.29 KB)
  • nero.exe (38.67 MB)
  • discinfo.exe (389.29 KB)
  • CoverDes.exe (6.09 MB)
  • NeroHome.exe (749.29 KB)
  • NeroMediaHome.exe (4.67 MB)
  • NMMediaServer.exe (3.67 MB)
  • NeroMobileAd.exe (749.29 KB)
  • SetupNeroMobile.exe (7.32 MB)
  • PhotoSnap.exe (3.51 MB)
  • PhotoSnapViewer.exe (3.29 MB)
  • Recode.exe (12.93 MB)
  • ShowTime.exe (5.54 MB)
  • SoundTrax.exe (3.64 MB)
  • NeroInFDiscCopy.exe (113.29 KB)
  • NeroStartSmart.exe (16.88 MB)
  • DiscSpeed.exe (3.09 MB)
  • DriveSpeed.exe (1.88 MB)
  • InfoTool.exe (3.88 MB)
  • NeroBurnRights.exe (981.29 KB)
  • NeroRescueAgent.exe (3.89 MB)
  • NeroVision.exe (1,004.29 KB)
  • DXEnum.exe (901.29 KB)
  • waveedit.exe (53.29 KB) to view all...

This page is about Nero 8 Essentials version 8.0.182 alone. You can find here a few links to other Nero 8 Essentials versions: to view all...
Many files, folders and registry entries will not be deleted when you are trying to remove Nero 8 Essentials from your PC.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8

The files below are left behind on your disk by Nero 8 Essentials's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\BIU138.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\BIU165D.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\BIU2174.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\BIU23E4.txt

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\CoverDes.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\nero.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\ShowTime.exe\shell\play\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Nero.AutoPlay8\shell\AudioToNeroDigital_PlayCDAudioOnArrival\command\

How to remove Nero 8 Essentials from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Nero 8 Essentials is an application by the software company Nero AG. Frequently, computer users decide to erase this program. This can be efortful because removing this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY practice to erase Nero 8 Essentials 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 good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Nero 8 Essentials or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Nero 8 Essentials". If it exists on your system the Nero 8 Essentials program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Nero 8 Essentials in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Nero 8 Essentials, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Nero 8 Essentials:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{8AEA4BE2-2B52-41C0-BB7D-9F2D17AF1033}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Nero 8 Essentials.
Uninstall Nero 8 Essentials

8. After removing Nero 8 Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Nero 8 Essentials that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Nero 8 Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to remove Nero 8 Essentials by Nero AG from your PC, we are not saying that Nero 8 Essentials by Nero AG is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Nero 8 Essentials supposing 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.

2015-02-28 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-02-28 11:21:12.770