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Removal Instructions for PaintShop Pro X5

 

 
 
 
 
NOTE: Before you remove and install a program, patch or update, you have to log in as administrator. The only way to get full administrator access on Vista/Windows 7 is to turn off the User Account Control and right-click on a program, patch or update and go to "Run as Administrator". Otherwise, you will have problems working properly on your system.


Vista: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-User-Account-Control-on-or-off

Windows 7/8: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Turn-User-Account-Control-on-or-off


**Sections of these steps will require you to enter and delete registry key entries in the Windows Registry Editor. If you are not familiar with, nor comfortable in doing any kind of edits within your registry, please consult a computer expert or contact a technical representative through our free chat support or go to www.corel.com/support and submit a question through our online request forms.**


Control Panel (recommended)

Go to Start | Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs (XP)/Programs and Features (Vista/Windows 7)

  • select Corel PaintShop Pro X5 from the list
  • remove it by clicking on the Uninstall/Change button or the Remove button


Manual Instructions

First, remove the Corel PaintShop Pro X5 folder in the Program folder:


Windows 8
Documents > Local Disk C > Program Files (x86) > Corel

Windows Vista / 7
START > Computer > Local Disk C > Program Files (x86) > Corel
Delete the Folder named: Corel PaintShop pro X5

Windows XP
START > My Computer > Local Disk C > Program Files > Corel
Delete the Folder named: Corel PaintShop Pro X5


Next, delete the temporary files:

Windows Vista/7/8

Hold down the Windows key + R key until you get the Run box
Type %appdata% and Left Click the OK button (see image below)

  1. Click on AppData in the address bar at the top left hand corner of the window
  2. Left double click on the Local folder
  3. Search for and delete the Corel Paintshop Pro folder. **If you have a version of PaintShop Pro X4 installed, you will need to open the folder labelled Corel PaintShop Pro, and delete the 15.0 folder


Windows XP

You will need to show your hidden files and folders before proceeding.
From the start menu, open the control panel
Open folder options
Select the view tab
Under Hidden files and folders select show hidden files and folders
Click on OK

Hold down the Windows key + R key until you get the Run box
Type %appdata% and then click on OK

You will first need to click on the Folder Up button 

Find and Left click on the Local Settings Folder
Left double click on the Applications Data Folder
Search for and delete the Corel Paintshop Pro folder


Windows Registry

START>Accessories>Run
Type: regedit
Click OK
You may need to click 'Yes', if not go to next step
(*In Windows XP, you can access the Run prompt exactly after clicking on the START button)

Backup registry: Necessary and highly recommended before continuing in case any mistakes are made in the registry, it can easily be imported back.

Left click on "Computer" and ensure that it is highlighted
Click File>Export
Save File to desktop
Name it: registry_(today's date) Example: registry_09102012
Click Save and then wait for Windows to save the Registry file


Step 1

Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder
Locate and expand the Software folder
Locate the PaintShop Pro folder and delete it.
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Pro folder and delete the X5 folder)
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Merge folder and delete the 2.0 folder)
Close the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder


Step 2

Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder
Expand the Software folder

(if using Windows 64bit systems)
Locate and expand the Wow6432Node folder
Locate and expand the Corel folder
Locate the PaintShop Pro folder and delete it
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Pro folder and delete the X5 folder)
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Merge folder and delete the 2.0 folder)
Close the Wow6432Node folder

(if using Windows 32bit systems)
Locate and expand the Corel folder
Locate the PaintShop Pro folder and delete it
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Pro folder and delete the X5 folder)
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it
*(if you have a copy of X4, you must open the PaintShop Merge folder and delete the 2.0 folder)



Step 3

While in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder:
Locate and expand the Software Folder
Locate and expand the Microsoft folder
Locate and expand the Windows folder
Locate and expand the CurrentVersion folder
Locate and expand the Installer folder
Expand the UserData folder
Expand the S-1-5-18 folder
Expand the Products folder

Delete these key folders:

09A081510CF14E741A05A3CEFE703B6B
2F6C36515B9EED24E96A02C7A9C8D2BF

567DD3516C8C3984C8FE9D5653D128CE
61B0B451DCBA60A40B7B18647B8AB952
B1A200517E1C19E43ACE5520FB29A423
C63E225193734E14C83D4AFAAE0780A6
F92A15510B1BAC34095B6E5E81F686E3


Restart your computer, and PaintShop Pro X5 should be successfully removed.

 

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