Monday, March 28, 2011

Uninstall PowerDVD from Windows XP

Cannot uninstall PowerDVD within the Windows ‘Add or Remove Programs’


PowerDVD program is damaged or PowerDVD did not install correctly.


Reboot PC

• Download Microsoft cleanup tool from. To down load; proceed to the following link

To execute the Microsoft cleanup tool, follow these steps:
(1) Click “Start”--> click “All Programs”--> and then click “Windows Installer Clean Up”.

(2) In the Windows Installer Clean Up box--> select “PowerDVD”.

(3) Click Remove

Remove “PowerDVD 8” installation Folder

For Windows XP and Windows Vista 32 bit:
The original PowerDVD Folder Path:
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8
For Windows Vista 64 bit:
The original PowerDVD Folder Path:
C:\Program Files(x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD8

• Remove C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information{2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}folder
(Note: This is a hidden folder. Please enable show hidden files and folders option under Windows Explorer->Organize->Folder and search options->View->Hidden files and folders)

To execute the Registry Editor, follow these steps:
For Windows Vista 32 bit and Windows XP:

  • Click Start--> click Run--> and then type Regedit
  • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ {2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}
  • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield Uninstall Information\ {2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}
  • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield_ {2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}

For Windows Vista 64 bit:

  1. Click Start--> click All Programs--> click Accessories--> click Run and then type Regedit.
  2. Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\CyberLink\PowerDVD8
  3. Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}
  4. Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield Uninstall Information\ {2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}
  5. Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield_ {2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47.

  • Restart your machine. After finish these all steps, your PowerDVD is completely removed.

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