This article will show you how can you uninstall BlueStacks completely from your computer with very few quick steps. It doesn’t matter for what reason you want to uninstall BlueStacks completely from your computer, either to reinstall it or get rid of the software at all. Just keep reading and your problem will be resolved soon.
What is BlueStacks anyway?
BlueStacks is a very useful application for Windows users that allows users to run Android apps as they are actually running on an Android smartphone. It is the best out of very few working bridges between Windows PCs and Android OS and it is pretty darn good at its job. Installing and using Android apps is as simple as doing it on any Android smartphone. You won’t feel a difference between UIs but the advantage is that you would have a bigger screen than your mobile.
The only bad thing about Bluestacks
However many times users face some minor problems while uninstalling Bluestacks. The most common problem is that it allows the user to uninstall the program from the computer but it doesn’t clean up after it gives confirmation to the user that the uninstallation process completed. This leads to the error message that users get when they try to reinstall BlueStacks in the future. The user usually gets an error message:
A BlueStacks Software is also installed on this device, First uninstall it to continue..
These leftovers live in the user’s computer as few files in Program Files directory or registry keys. So The real issue is that the user will have to clean these leftovers manually if BlueStacks forget to do so. It is a very straightforward process to remove these leftovers and also cleans your Windows PC so it is the win-win situation anyway.
A solution by BlueStacks
A very long time after we published this article, BlueStacks finally came up with some solution which helped many users to uninstall BlueStacks completely from the computer. Just follow the steps as mentioned on that page, remove temporary files from the temp directory and execute the cleanup process as mentioned in the article.
Please let us know if this solution helped you or not in the comment section below. But, if you are still getting the error then keep reading further, we have mentioned a few steps below that will surely remove BlueStacks from your computer.
Don’t worry, we are here to help
We found that many of the BlueStacks users are facing this problem that they are not able to uninstall BlueStacks from their device completely. To solve this problem I made a YouTube video but forgot to write an article on the same, so here is the video:
Few Easy Steps to Uninstall Bluestacks completely
If you don’t want to watch the video then you can simply read the article below and uninstall BlueStacks completely. So the steps are:
Step 1: Uninstall BlueStacks from the Control Panel as we uninstall other programs. So Open Control Panel.
Step 2: Then navigate to
Control Panel\Programs\Programs and features and Select
BlueStacks and click
Uninstall and follow the on-screen options to uninstall BlueStacks.
Step 3: Go to
C:\ProgramData (Note: The folder will be hidden so unhide the folders).
Step 4: Delete
BlueStacksSetup folder from there.
Step 5: Run
%temp% command in the Run box (Windows + R) and delete all temporary files in the
Step 6: That’s all.
But, If you are still not able to install BlueStacks on your computer then follow the final step below.
Extra Step: Now finally we will remove BlueStacks registry files from Registry editor. For this write
regedit command in Run command box (Windows + R). And then navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks. Select all keys and delete them all.
We hope this article must have the help you to uninstall BlueStacks completely from your pc and you can install it again whenever you want to without any errors. But, if you are facing any problem even after performing all the steps listed above, then feel free to ask in the comment section. We will be glad to help you.
Enjoy & Stay techie…