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A way to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your PC

You can find below details on how to uninstall Stardock Start8 for Windows. The Windows release was created by Stardock Software, Inc.. Check out here for more information on Stardock Software, Inc.. Further information about Stardock Start8 can be found at . The application is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's preference. C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\unins000.exe is the full command line if you want to remove Stardock Start8. Stardock Start8's main file takes about 2.15 MB (2252240 bytes) and its name is Start8Config.exe.

Stardock Start8 is comprised of the following executables which occupy 8.15 MB (8546423 bytes) on disk:

  • DeElevate.exe (8.24 KB)
  • DeElevate64.exe (10.24 KB)
  • ExtractS8Theme.exe (143.11 KB)
  • hlp.exe (40.61 KB)
  • 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)
  • unins000.exe (1.21 MB)
  • zip.exe (139.64 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Stardock Start8 version 1.41 alone. You can find here a few links to other Stardock Start8 versions: to view all...
If you're planning to uninstall Stardock Start8 you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Stardock Start8:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Stardock_Start8_Start8Config_exe

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Start8_is1

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Start8\ImagePath

A way to erase Stardock Start8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Stardock Start8 is a program marketed by the software company Stardock Software, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to erase this application. This can be hard because uninstalling this manually takes some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE action to erase 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Stardock Start8 or simply click the Search feature and type in "Stardock Start8". The Stardock Start8 program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Stardock Start8 in the list of programs, the following information about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Stardock Start8, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Stardock Start8:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\unins000.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Stardock Start8.
Uninstall Stardock Start8

8. After uninstalling Stardock Start8, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with 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 removing Stardock Start8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows (6.4)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Stardock Start8 in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 16:56:02.293