Browse this page for solutions to remove Kodi from your PC. Through the reading you would have a clear understanding about how to correctly uninstall programs in Windows.
Kodi (previously known as XBMC) is a free open-source media center that calls itself a “High Definition Hub” for all kinds of media. It has been modified by some users to create Plex, althought Kodi is the original base on which Plex is built. Which on you prefer will depend on what you want in a media center. The tutorials below will teach you how to effectively remove Kodi in Windows.
How to Manually Remove Kodi in Windows
First of all, the account you’re using to login the system should have the administrative rights, which allow you to make changes on the operating systems without providing password. But if your system never had a second account, ignore this, then start the removal right away:
1. Shut down Kodi.
Quit the Kodi program from running in the background no matter what. It may not be necessary towards the removal of some programs, but just in case.
2. Remove Kodi by activating its built-in uninstaller (2 Options).
Start menu: Right-click on the Start button and select Programs and Features > Double-click Kodi to activate its default uninstaller
Start screen: Click Start > Click the Down arrow > Locate and double-click on Kodi > Uninstall.
(Note: If you can’t find the program in the list, try to locate the Unins000.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi\, and double-click on it.)
If you haven’t shut down the program in the beginning, you will receive the message below. Just follow the on-screen instruction to confirm the uninstall, and wait for the built-in uninstaller to finish its part. Then we get to clean out the lingering files.
4: Open the Windows Registry Editor (2 Options).
Start menu: Click Start > enter “regedit” in the search box.
Start screen: Hit Windows key + C on your keyboard to open the Charms > Select Search > enter “regedit” in the input field.
5. Delete the remaining files (entries) to fully remove Kodi from your PC.
Now you’re removing the files that regular uninstall might leave behind. Before doing this, you might want to read How to Back up & Restore the Registry in case of any mistaken deletion.
A lot of keys named after the program’s name or as a mix of numbers and letters that probably make no sense that belong to different programs are contained in the Uninstall folder. Check if you can see this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kodi. If found, delete them to completely remove Kodi.
6. Restart your PC to take effect.
Then check your system tray (right end of the taskbar) and Task Manager (hit Ctrl + Alt + Del to open), if you don’t see Kodi persist then the removal was successful.
If the program fails to uninstall, there may be another program on your computer blocking it. Try to remove Kodi in Safe Mode. For information on how to boot to Safe Mode, see:
Windows 7: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/safe-mode-windows-7.htm
Windows 8/8.1/10: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-safe-mode.htm
Easily, Quickly Remove Kodi with Special Uninstaller
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 Kodi.
Select Kodi 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 Kodi.
Clicking Back will bring you back to the list of currently installed programs, so that you can check whether the uninstall was successful.
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