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A way to uninstall Stardock Start8 from your computer

This web page contains complete information on how to remove Stardock Start8 for Windows. It is written by Stardock Software, Inc.. You can read more on Stardock Software, Inc. or check for application updates here. Click on to get more information about Stardock Start8 on Stardock Software, Inc.'s website. The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8 directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for removing Stardock Start8 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may get a notification for administrator rights. Start8Config.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 2.15 MB (2256896 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed along with Stardock Start8. They occupy about 9.76 MB (10236584 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 (1.06 MB)
  • SdDisplay.exe (56.59 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...

This page is about Stardock Start8 version 1.45 alone. Click on the links below for other Stardock Start8 versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you uninstall Stardock Start8.

Folders that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Stardock

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8Shell64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\Start8Srv.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Stardock\Start8\SasLog.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Stardock.Start8.1.45.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Stardock.Start8.1.56.lnk

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Start8_is1

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • 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 offered by Stardock Software, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because uninstalling this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE approach 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 on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Stardock Start8 or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Stardock Start8". If it is installed on your PC the Stardock Start8 program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Stardock Start8 in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Stardock Start8, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Stardock Start8:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. 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. Press Next to start 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 can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your system 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)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page 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 only contains detailed info on how to remove Stardock Start8 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:38:12.240