Don’t be surprised if you failed to remove DriverTalent in Windows, because it’s a bit harder than common programs to delete.
DriverTalent (previously called DriverTheLife) is a free driver updater tool. If you find it outdated, corrupted or missing device drivers on your computer, you may try to uninstall it first for reinstalling it later. The following content is teaching you how to correctly remove DriverTalent in Windows.
How to Regularly Remove DriverTalent in Windows?
You must be logged on to Windows by using a user account that is a computer administrator to complete the removal. If this is your personal computer, you’re likely already logged on by using an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you’re logged on to Windows by using a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the Microsoft website: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin
Then you’re suggested backing up the registry first, because serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. So please make sure you follow every step carefully. If any problem occurs, you can restore the whole registry from the backup. To back up the registry:
1. Click Start, type “regedit” in the text box and select “regedit” from the results.
2. In the navigation pane of Registry Editor, click File > Export…
Now let’s move on to remove DriverTalent.
Step One: Shut down DriverTalent.
Quit the program from running in the background no matter what. It may not be necessary towards the removal of some programs, but just in case.
Step Two: Remove DriverTalent by activating its built-in uninstaller (2 Options).
Option 1: Click on the Start button, select Control Panel, and click Uninstall a program under Programs. Now you should be looking at the list of Add/Remove Programs, find and double-click Security Essentials to start the removal.
Option 2: Open the File Explore by clicking the folder icon on the Taskbar, and navigate to this location: X (the hard drive you installed the program on):\Programs Files (x86)\DriverTalent\, double-click the executable file name unins000.exe to activate its default uninstaller.
Step Three: Activate the built-in uninstall wizard.
Follow the on-screen instruction to confirm the uninstall. When being prompted with “Please let us know what your problem is. We will try out best to fix it,” select any of the listed reason, and keep the “Keep the system optimization settings” option checked if you want to reinstall it later, otherwise just uncheck it. Then click “Submit and Uninstall” and wait for the built-in uninstaller to finish its part. Then we get to clean out the lingering files.
Step Four: Open the Windows Registry Editor.
Click the Start button, select Run, and enter “regedit” in the input field to open the Registry Editor.
Step Five: Delete the remaining registry subkeys to fully remove DriverTalent from your PC.
See if you can find any of its subkeys under the following locations:
Successively right-click on each of its leftovers (not the above folders) and select Delete. Or you can directly click Edit > Find… on the navigator of Registry Editor > search for “DriverTalent” > Delete the file (s)/folder (s) if found.
Step 6: Restart your PC to take effect.
Then check your system tray (right end of the Taskbar) and Task Manager (press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Del to open it), if you don’t see the program persist then the removal was successful.
Super Easy Way to Remove DriverTalent on Your PC
This method applies to all the popular Windows systems, saving troubles and possible risks during the conventional removal. The following short video will give you a quick view of how it works:
Then here are the steps:
1. Download & install Special Uninstaller.
Click any of the blue download buttons on the page to download & install Special Uninstaller, then run it.
2. Remove DriverTalent.
Select Driver Talent in the Programs list, and click “Run Uninstaller”, follow the on-screen instructions of proceed and confirm the removal.
3. Delete the registry entries.
Click “Scan Leftovers”, and you will see a list of deleting files and registry entries (leftovers) of the program. You can review the list for details including their names and locations, then hit Delete Leftovers to fully remove DriverTalent.
Clicking Back will bring you back to the list of currently installed programs, so that you can check whether the uninstall was successful.
After the successful removal, if you need to reinstall DriverTalent for later use, download it from the official website to avoid malicious traits. For any questions you want to ask about this removal, leave comments below. We’ll read them and get back to you with a proper answer as soon as possible.