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Manually Removing Painter Essentials 4 from Systems Running Windows® XP, Vista,or Windows 7

To manually remove Corel Painter Essentials 4.0, follow the steps listed below.

Before you start

  • Log on to a user account with administrative privileges since "Limited" or "Power User" accounts won't let Corel software install, uninstall, or run properly.
  • Disable your anti-virus/spyware, and firewall during this clean re-installation procedure.

 

STEP 1: Uninstalling Painter Essentials
 
NOTE: Before completing these completing these steps, be sure that you are logged in with administrative privileges.
 
For Windows XP

 
  1. Go to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Locate and open Add/Remove Programs
  4. Locate and select Corel Painter Essentials 4
  5. Click on Change/Remove
  6. Choose Remove and Click Next
  7. Check the box to Remove User Files and Click Remove
Note: This will not remove your personal documents
 
                For Windows Vista/7

 
  1. Go to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Locate and open Programs and Features
  4. Locate and select Corel Painter Essentials 4
  5. Click on Uninstall/Change
  6. Choose Remove and Click Next
  7. Check the box to Remove User Files and Click Remove
Note: This will not remove your personal documents
 
             
 STEP 2: Removing the remaining Painter Essentials 4 program directories

 
  1. Go to Start
  2. Click Run
Note: Windows Vista / 7 users can use the Start menu search box
  1. Type %programfiles% and press Enter
Note: If you are using a 64-bit version of windows you will need to enter %programfiles(x86)%
  1. Open the Corel folder
  2. Select and delete the Corel Painter Essentials 4 folder if it exists.
 
 
STEP 2: Removing the remaining user data directories
 

 
  1. Go to Start
  2. Click Run
Note: Windows Vista / 7 users can use the Start menu search box
  1. Type %appdata% and press Enter
Note: If you are using a 64-bit version of windows you will need to enter %programfiles(x86)%
  1. Open the Corel folder
  2. Select and delete the Corel Painter Essentials 4 folder if it exists.
 
STEP 3: Removing the remaining registry keys
 
WARNING: Editing the Windows Registry is NOT recommended for those unfamiliar with registry editing. Be sure to backup the registry prior to making any changes.
 
  1. Go to Start
  2. Click Run
Note: Windows Vista / 7 users can use the Start menu search box
  1. Type regedit and press Enter
  2. Remove the following registry keys and their subcomponents
WARNING: Editing the Windows Registry is NOT recommended for those unfamiliar with registry editing. Be sure to back up the registry prior to making any changes.
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Corel\CorelReg\PE04
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\Painter Essentials\4.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\PCU\Licenses\540245681
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel\Setup\Painter Essentials\4.0
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Protexis\Licenses\540245681
 
  1. Remove the following registry keys and their subcomponents for 64-bit versions of Windows only
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Corel\Painter Essentials\4.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Corel\PCU\Licenses\540245681
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Corel\Setup\Painter Essentials 4
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Protexis\Licenses\540245681