Stardock Start8 Stardock Start8

A guide to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to remove Stardock Start8 for Windows. The Windows release was created by Stardock Software, Inc.. Open here for more info on Stardock Software, Inc.. Please follow if you want to read more on Stardock Start8 on Stardock Software, Inc.'s page. Stardock Start8 is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 directory, regulated by the user's option. Stardock Start8's full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe. Start8Config.exe is the Stardock Start8's primary executable file and it occupies approximately 2.15 MB (2252240 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed along with Stardock Start8. They take about 9.25 MB (9696744 bytes) on disk.

  • DeElevate.exe (8.24 KB)
  • DeElevate64.exe (10.24 KB)
  • ExtractS8Theme.exe (143.11 KB)
  • hlp.exe (40.61 KB)
  • SDActivate.exe (1.02 MB)
  • Start8.exe (235.17 KB)
  • Start8Config.exe (2.15 MB)
  • Start8Srv.exe (139.93 KB)
  • Start8ThemeEdit.exe (1.73 MB)
  • Start8tweak.exe (2.12 MB)
  • Start8_64.exe (240.17 KB)
  • uninstall.exe (1.29 MB)
  • zip.exe (139.64 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Stardock Start8 version 1.40 only. For other Stardock Start8 versions please click below: to view all...
If planning to uninstall Stardock Start8 you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Stardock_Corporation

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Stardock Start8:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\eula.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\lang\ar.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\lang\cs.lng
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\lang\de.lng

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Stardock

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8\UninstallString

How to delete Stardock Start8 from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Stardock Start8 is an application released by the software company Stardock Software, Inc.. Some computer users try to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be hard because doing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY action to uninstall Stardock Start8 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Stardock Start8 or simply click the Search feature and type in "Stardock Start8". If it is installed on your PC the Stardock Start8 app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Stardock Start8 in the list of programs, some data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Stardock Start8, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance 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 removal by clicking the Uninstall button. 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. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Stardock Start8 which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Stardock Start8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Stardock Start8 in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-06 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-05 23:18:20.130