Stardock Start8 Stardock Start8

A way to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your system

This page is about Stardock Start8 for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Stardock Software, Inc.. You can read more on Stardock Software, Inc. or check for application updates here. More details about the software Stardock Start8 can be found at . Stardock Start8 is usually set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 folder, regulated by the user's choice. The full command line for uninstalling Stardock Start8 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\unins000.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. Stardock Start8's main file takes around 2.23 MB (2336136 bytes) and is named Start8Config.exe.

The executables below are part of Stardock Start8. They occupy about 8.56 MB (8979923 bytes) on disk.

  • DeElevate.exe (8.24 KB)
  • DeElevate64.exe (10.24 KB)
  • ExtractS8Theme.exe (143.11 KB)
  • hlp.exe (40.61 KB)
  • Launch.exe (55.45 KB)
  • Start8.exe (235.17 KB)
  • Start8Config.exe (2.23 MB)
  • Start8Srv.exe (139.93 KB)
  • Start8ThemeEdit.exe (1.73 MB)
  • Start8tweak.exe (2.13 MB)
  • Start8_64.exe (240.17 KB)
  • unins000.exe (1.48 MB)
  • zip.exe (139.64 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Stardock Start8 version 1.56 only. Click on the links below for other Stardock Start8 versions: to view all...
When planning to uninstall Stardock Start8 you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Stardock Start8:
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Stardock

The files below were left behind on your disk by Stardock Start8's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\desk.scf
  • 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\el.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\Launch.exe
  • 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\sddlc.dll
  • 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\7 impulse.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Angry Birds.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\arsenic orb.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Bigxpstart.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Biohazard.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\BlackOrb.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\BlackOrb2.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Casper.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\DarkBlue.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\DefaultLargeStart8.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\DefaultMedium.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\DefaultStart8.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Developer Preview.png
  • C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\StartButtons\Domon edit.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

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • 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 delete:
  • 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 remove Stardock Start8 from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Stardock Start8 is an application marketed by the software company Stardock Software, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users want to remove this program. This is difficult because doing this manually takes some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY practice to remove 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 already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

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 programs installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Stardock Start8 or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Stardock Start8". The Stardock Start8 program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Stardock Start8 in the list , the following data about the program is shown 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".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you wish to uninstall, 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 confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove 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 found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Stardock Start8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Stardock Start8 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:38:44.247