Pinnacle Studio 25: How to manually uninstall / re-install

You can do a clean uninstallation / re-installation of Pinnacle Studio 25 manually as steps outlined below.

  • Uninstall Pinnacle Studio 25, previous Studio version (if any) and all other contents using Windows        Control Panel > Programs and Features
  • Delete the Pinnacle and Pinnacle_Studio_25 folders respectively under the path below:

C:\Program Files\ 
C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\

NOTE:  If you cannot browse above location, you need to enable the option to Show hidden files and folders. 
You can show hidden files and folders by going to Control Panel >Appearance > Folder Options then View tab.

After this, download and run the clean-up tool given in link below:

# Choose All products and hit clean 
# Run again and choose User Registration and activation data and hit clean.

NOTE: Running this tool removes all entries related to Pinnacle product from Windows registry.  Make sure you have uninstalled all versions of Pinnacle Studio before running this tool. 

  • Now create a new user account with administrator permissions then re-start computer.

To create new user, see the link below:

  • Login to the new user account and temporarily disable the virus protection software then re-install Studio 25 using the link below and choose Pinnacle Studio 25.


NOTE: It is important to remove existing Pinnacle Studio 25 install folder (PinnacleStudio25) from Desktop (If default install folder location has not been changed).

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