Stardock Start8 Stardock Start8

A way to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your PC

Stardock Start8 is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by Stardock Software, Inc.. Check out here where you can find out more on Stardock Software, Inc.. More details about Stardock Start8 can be found at . Usually the Stardock Start8 program is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 directory, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall Stardock Start8 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. Start8Config.exe is the Stardock Start8's primary executable file and it occupies close to 2.15 MB (2257904 bytes) on disk.

Stardock Start8 is comprised of the following executables which occupy 9.74 MB (10210344 bytes) on disk:

  • DeElevate.exe (8.24 KB)
  • DeElevate64.exe (10.24 KB)
  • ExtractS8Theme.exe (143.11 KB)
  • hlp.exe (40.61 KB)
  • SasUpgrade.exe (425.09 KB)
  • SDActivate.exe (1.02 MB)
  • SdDisplay.exe (58.59 KB)
  • Start8.exe (235.17 KB)
  • Start8Config.exe (2.15 MB)
  • Start8Srv.exe (139.93 KB)
  • Start8ThemeEdit.exe (1.73 MB)
  • Start8tweak.exe (2.13 MB)
  • Start8_64.exe (240.17 KB)
  • uninstall.exe (1.29 MB)
  • zip.exe (139.64 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 1.47 of Stardock Start8. For more Stardock Start8 versions please click below: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Stardock Start8 we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Stardock
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Stardock
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Stardock

The files below remain on your disk when you remove Stardock Start8:
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\DeElevate.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\DeElevate64.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\DeElevator.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\DeElevator64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Default.spak
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\defs.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\defs2.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\eula.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\ExtractS8Theme.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\GroupPolicy\en-us\start8_gp.adml
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\GroupPolicy\start8_gp.admx
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\hlp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\ar.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\cs.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\de.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\en.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\es.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\fi.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\fr.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\he.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\hu.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\hy.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\id.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\it.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\ja.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\ko.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\lt.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\nl.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\pl.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\pt-br.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\ru.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\sv.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\tr.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\tw.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\zh.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lang\zh-TW.lng
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\License_SAS.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\1.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\10.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\11.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\2.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\20.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\21.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\22.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\23.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\24.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\25.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\26.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\3.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\30.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\31.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\4.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\5.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\6.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\7.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\8.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Links\9.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\lua5.1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\readme.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\SasUpgrade.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\SdAppServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\SdDisplay.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8_32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Config.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Shell32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Shell64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8ThemeEdit.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8tweak.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\arsenic orb.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Biohazard.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Default.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\default_01.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\default_01_inset.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\DefaultLarge.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\DefaultMedium.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Echo.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Echo2.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Element Large.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Element.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Flow Large.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Flow.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Hide Start Button.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Reflow Large.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Reflow.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Sonar Large.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Sonar.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start2.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start5.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start6.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start7.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start8 Logo Large.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start8 Logo.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Start8.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\ThemeHelp.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Stardock

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\ImagePath

How to remove Stardock Start8 from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Stardock Start8 is a program offered by the software company Stardock Software, Inc.. Frequently, computer users try to erase it. Sometimes this is efortful because uninstalling this manually takes some skill related to Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE solution to erase Stardock 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 on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Stardock Start8 or simply activate the Search field and type in "Stardock Start8". If it exists on your system the Stardock Start8 app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click Stardock Start8 in the list of applications, some information about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about Stardock Start8, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Stardock Start8:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Stardock Start8.
Uninstall Stardock Start8

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

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Stardock Start8 supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-24 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-24 10:39:13.613