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How to manually remove PaintShop Pro X4?

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


Solution A: 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 X4 from the list
  • remove it

Restart your computer.

Re-install PaintShop Pro x4 by re-downloading the installer from the order e-mail or by logging in to your corel.com account. If you have bought a CD version, then re-insert the disc to reinstall the program.

Solution B.: Using the PaintShop Pro X4 CleanUp tool (if Control Panel cannot be used)
 

1. Download and install the PaintShop Pro X4 CleanUp from the FILE ATTACHMENT section below, then extract and run it.
 


2. Once it is running on the left pane, select PaintShop Pro X4 under the Installed Products, then click on the START CLEANUP… button.


 

3. This will completely remove all files and registry keys installed by PaintShop Pro X4. 
 

4. Restart your computer.
 

Re-install PaintShop Pro X4 by redownloading the installer from the order e-mail or by logging in to your Corel.com account. If you have bought a CD version, then re-insert the disc to reinstall the program.

Solution C:  Manually uninstalling (intermediate to advanced users)

*This step will require you to go into the Windows registry.  Please make sure you have tried the first 2 steps and are comfortable with going into the registry before attempting this solution.


First, remove the Program folder:

Windows Vista and 7
START > Computer > Local Disk C > Program Files (x86) > Corel
Delete the Folder named:  Corel PaintShop pro X4

Windows XP
START > My Computer > Local Disk C > Program Files > Corel
Delete the Folder named:  Corel PaintShop Pro X4

Next, delete the temporary files,
Windows Vista/7

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


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.

Click File>Export
Save File to desktop
Name it:  registry_(todays date)
Click Save and then wait for the file to save

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Step 1

Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder
Locate and expand the Software folder
Locate the PaintShop Pro folder and delete it
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it
Close the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder

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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
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it
Close the Wow6432Node folder

(if using Windows 32bit systems)
Locate and expand the Corel folder
Locate the PaintShop Pro folder and delete it
Locate the PaintShop Merge folder and delete it

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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:
3BDD8E54BEF8BD046A7D535393A25A95
59708500C18578549B2F7323D0A73BF7
81431D00FDD7D3D42A732E791B30BBB6
923EEB00BAABFF94B966554E1BB2A9DD
A7A47D00DA7F00D4BA2D90373826297C
D2A1EA002CB795340ACE1EF9633E19BB
E8ED5100F9D8E304E8A5048914E01652 (may not be available in 32 bit systems)
FEAAC60069AC1814CA22EF656D41234E

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