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A way to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to uninstall Stardock Start8 for Windows. It is produced by Stardock Software, Inc.. Take a look here where you can find out more on Stardock Software, Inc.. You can read more about about Stardock Start8 at . Stardock Start8 is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the program. The full command line for uninstalling Stardock Start8 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for admin rights. Start8Config.exe is the Stardock Start8's main executable file and it occupies circa 2.15 MB (2257904 bytes) on disk.

Stardock Start8 is composed of the following executables which occupy 8.71 MB (9128136 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)
  • 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 (2.12 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 1.46 of Stardock Start8. Click on the links below for other Stardock Start8 versions: to view all...
Many files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be uninstalled when you want to remove Stardock Start8 from your computer.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Stardock Start8 from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8

The files below remain on your disk by Stardock Start8 when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Cache\0\0-Search-https???
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Cache\0\0-TypeAhead-https???

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.s8theme
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Stardock Start8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Stardock

Additional values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\S8Theme\shell\open\command\
  • 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

How to remove Stardock Start8 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Stardock Start8 is an application released by Stardock Software, Inc.. Some computer users want to erase this program. This can be difficult because performing this manually takes some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Stardock Start8 or simply activate the Search field and type in "Stardock Start8". The Stardock Start8 program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Stardock Start8 in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Stardock Start8, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Stardock Start8:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Stardock Start8.
Uninstall Stardock Start8

8. After uninstalling Stardock Start8, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a piece of advice 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 for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Stardock Start8 in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-29 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-29 02:02:19.373