How to Uninstall Kodi in Windows?


Issue: How to Uninstall Kodi in Windows?

I have been using Kodi for a while and decided to switch to another program. However, I cannot uninstall it from the computer entirely. I am not sure what am I doing wrong, but could you give me some tips? To be more specific, I am using Kodi v17.

Solved Answer

Many computer users inform about having the same problem – they cannot uninstall Kodi from the computer. This free application for home entertainment often attracts many computer users. However, there are many reasons why users decide to get rid of this program, for example, they are not satisfied with its features, they are bothered by some issues related to the program or just have found another similar program. When you decide to remove some programs from your computer, it’s crucial to uninstall them correctly. Otherwise, you might encounter various computer-related issues. For example, if you fail to uninstall Kodi v17 and you decide to install it again in the future, this attempt might end up with a failure. Moreover, you might experience system crash, frozen screen or other problems related to registry files. Therefore, if you are not sure how to uninstall program correctly or your first attempts were unsuccessful, follow our instructions and try one more time again. How to Uninstall Kodi in Windows?

Uninstall Kodi v17 manually

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Kodi is compatible with various Windows versions, so uninstallation process slightly differs on different versions of the operating system. We prepared steps how to uninstall this program in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

1. Stop Kodi from running in the background.

2. Open the list of the installed programs on your PC.
Windows 7 users have to open Start menu, go to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 users have to right-click on the Start and then click Programs and Features.

3. In the program list, find Kodi v17 (or another version that you are using). Click on the program and then select Uninstall or double-click the program to activate its uninstaller. Once it’s active, confirm uninstallation and wait while the process will be finished.

4. Then, open the Windows Registry Editor:
Windows 7 users have to open the Start menu and in the search box and execute “regedit.”
Windows 8/8.1 have to move the mouse to the right corner and activate the menu. Then find Search and execute “regedit.”
Windows 10 users have to find the search box on the task bar (bottom-left corner of the screen) and execute “regedit.”

6. Remove all files that might have been left during regular installation. To do this you have to go to this folder and delete it: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kodi, and delete it. While in Registry Editor, follow these steps: Edit -> Find… -> search for Kodi -> Delete everything you find.

7. Reboot your computer. When it’s active, you should check whether you completed the removal completely. In the right end of the taskbar check the system tray and launch Task Manager (press Ctrl + Alt + Del buttons).

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