Remove/Uninstall QuickTime player 7 on Windows

June 13, 2013 Update: How to uninstall QuickTime (7.74.80.86) from Windows 8?

The following section is a detailed how-to which teach you step-to-step, how manually remove QuickTime that also allows you to configure other possibly unwanted components. Further, this page will show you exactly how to how to go about making proper plus required changes to Windows’ file system and Registry Editor. The best thing is, you don’t have to have advanced Windows knowledge when you have to deal with such common software problems or, other annoying & stubborn crapware headaches: this tutorial too includes an uninstall tool pro.

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Complementary Methods to Uninstall QuickTime

Method One – It might be the fastest way to delete QuickTime. Believe it or not?!

  1. Go to Apple’s "QuickTime Download" page, get the latest edition of QuickTime for your own Windows device, save it on your desktop. Please pay more attentions to the “Windows Requirements” under the blue "Download Now" button. You may need to update your old Windows before taking the actions below.
  2. If you’re a Win8, Win7, Vista owner, you right click on the following QuickTime Installer file, choose the "Run as Administrator" on the context list.
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  4. Click on Yes button on the following Windows’ User Account Control.
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  6. Then, you have another opportunity to (partly) eliminate QuickTime: U first choose the "Remove – Remove QuickTime from this computer." option from the "QuickTime for Windows" wizard below.
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  8. To "completely" uninstall QuickTime for Windows, you then click Yes on the next confirm box below.
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  10. Here we should note, though, that associated running programs and/or browser window(s) will stop your attempts to automatically uninstall QuickTime. Review the alert from the QuickTime Software Update.
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  12. For example, you then need to click OK on the QuickTime for Windows below so that you can go on to uninstall QuickTime.
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  14. Re-click OK from QuickTime for Windows, “The setup was unable to automatically close all requested applications. Please ensure that the applications holding files in use are closed before continuing with the installation (also, uninstall of QuickTime)”.
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  16. In order to successfully uninstall QuickTime, you must be forbearing then, cuz QuickTime for Windows says "Uninstalling QuickTime…"
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  18. Last, you follow the QuickTime for Windows below, "QuickTime Installer Completed. QuickTime has been successfully uninstalled from your computer. Click Finish to exit the installer.".
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Plan B: Find and use Apple’s UninstallString to uninstall QuickTime 7

  • Press Windows key and R key on your keyboard. Type regedit in the Run box.
  • Click Yes on UAC if you will see it.
  • In the Registry Editor below, you locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall .
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  • Press Ctrl + F, type quicktime in the Find, click Find Next button.
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  • Hit Win key + R again, input cmd and press Enter key; type cd c:\windows\system32 (if you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows system), hit Enter.
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  • Copy MsiExec.exe /I{B67BAFBA-4C9F-48FA-9496-933E3B255044}; click the tile of the "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe" below, scroll down the menu and select the Edit entry, launch the Paste. Press Enter to automatically uninstall QuickTime.
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Option Three: What’s the standard way to uninstall QuickTime 7?

  1. Go to Control Panel, check the Programs and Features, or Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Then you may fully uninstall QuickTime 7 in a desired order: with Admin rights, you can first remove the Apple Application Support (66.3 MB; v2.3.4) -> the Apple Software Update (2.38 MB; v2.1.3.127) -> the QuickTime (74.6 MB; v7.74).
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    Note Click Yes on Programs and Features, "Are you sure you want to uninstall QuickTime?".

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    Note For Apple Software Update removal, you choose Yes from UAC by 5062a.msi application.

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    Note When you remove AppleApplicationSupport, Choose Yes from UAC by 5062e.msi.

XP friends: how would you uninstall QuickTime your way?

  • Run your downloaded official QuickTime installation package I reviewed above to automatically uninstall QuickTime.
  • Learn how to uninstall QuickTime from your XP by employing use of its uninstall GUID: 1) Start > Run > enter cmd; 2) please type cd in cmd.exe window > press the Space key; 3) Start > Programs > enter QuickTime folder > right click on the Uninstall QuickTime item > choose Properties > copy C:\WINDOWS\system32\ in Target: section > click on the title of cmd.exe > enter Edit > run Paste line > press your Enter key > copy msiexec.exe /i {7BE15435-2D3E-4B58-867F-9C75BED0208C} /qf > launch the Paste command in Edit menu again > press Enter > choose Remove option to automatically uninstall QuickTime.
  • Start > Programs > QuickTime > launch "Uninstall QuickTime" to remove it from your computer.
  • Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > click Remove button next to QuickTime item (Size, 73.28MB) to automatically uninstall QuickTime.
  • Note: You could also launch the Repair link in Support Info to reset, fix your "QT" application before you uninstall it.

    Note: To completely uninstall QuickTime, you need to remove the Apple Application Support (Size, 62.92MB), and the Apple Software Update (Size, 2.38MB) from your computer.

Clean Apple’s Leftovers

  • Apple Computer, file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data, 5.38 KB (5,514 bytes)
  • Apple, an empty file folder, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data
  • com.apple.QuickTime.plist, PLIST File, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime, 217 bytes (217 bytes)
  • QuickTime.qtp, QTP File, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\QuickTime, 9.13 KB (9,356 bytes)
  • QUICKTIMEINSTALLER.EXE-0D20411F.pf, 8.24 KB (8,440 bytes)
  • QUICKTIMEPLAYER.EXE-280B4828.pf, 84.4 KB (86,482 bytes)
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{525609F4-D232-11D0-B76F-00C04FC9BCC4}, Default – AppleTalk Configuration Notify Object
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{962FFCF3-965F-11D0-A881-00C04FC99C9C}, Default – AppleTalk Configuration Notify Object
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{F7C10EC0-A4D9-11D2-B724-00104BC51339}, Default – IAppletSessionNotify
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc., Default
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Inc., Default
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication, name – QuickTimePlayer.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Keyboard\Native Media Players\QuickTime Player, AppName – QuickTim; ExePath – C:\Program Files\QuickT

Note: The following two blog entries would inform you how to manually modify Windows Registry Editor so that you can safely uninstall QuickTime.

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