Easy Ways to Remove Blender on Windows PC

If you think this is no longer what you want, you can follow the steps below to completely remove Blender on your PC.

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Program’s Description

Blender is cross-platform and runs equally well on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGl to provide a consistent experience. To confirm specific compatibility, the list of supported platforms indicates those regularly tested by the development team. It is being actively developed by many people from all around the world. These include animators, artists, VFX experts, hobbyists, scientists, etc. All of them are united by an interest to further a free and open source 3D creation pipeline. The Blender Foundation supports and Facilitates these goals and employs a small staff for that – but depends fully on the global online Community.

Manual Way to Remove Blender

1. Stop the related process before you actually Remove Blender.

You’re suggested shutting it down before removing it. To do this, check the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, right-click the Blender icon and select Exit/Close/Quit.

(How to disable the its startup: Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services – right-click on Blender – Properties – Stop. Then click on the “Startup type” drop-down menu, and select “Disabled.”)

2. Remove Blender through the Programs and Features

Most of the time, you can remove the programs we choose through the Add/Remove Program (Programs and Features) function, which is a built-in art of Windows operating system. To activate it, you need to access Programs and Features first.

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “control panel” in the box, and press Enter key.

> Like that on Windows7/Vista—-simply click on the Uninstall a program item belonging to the Programs section and the list will show up.

> Find the Blender icon and hit the above Uninstall/Change button (or double-click it) to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed.

> Wait until the program completes the part.

Windows 10 Users:
> Right-click on the Start button and select Programs and Features.

> Find Blender in the list and double-click it to activate the removal.

Remove Blender in Windows.

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3. Remove Blender and delete its leftovers from Registry Editor

The Windows Registry is an database, where the system and its programs save their settings. So it contains hundreds of thousands of keys, some of which may be slightly outdated – like you’ve removed a program and it left some entries behind, or perhaps there’s a file extension without any associated program. Here are the right steps to do clean out those of the program you’re trying to remove:

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box, and press Enter key.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “Blender” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

Windows 10 Users:
> Type “regedit” in the Search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the result.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “Blender” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

4. Restart your PC to take effect.

That’s all for the regular means instruction. Continue your browsing below if you’re curious whether there is a simpler method.

Quickly, Safely Remove Blender with Max Uninstaller

In case someday you run into another stubborn program or PUP that may require you to take different steps to complete the removal, I hereby recommend this tool. Install it on your computer and you wouldn’t be worried about any external invasion. Firstly let’s see how to remove Blender with it:

1. Finish the installation of Max Uninstaller and launch it.

2. Directly find Blender icon in the programs list, click the Run Analysis button on the left. It will display all files belonging to the program, all you need to do is to keep all items checked, and click Complete Uninstall.

Remove Blender with Max Uninstaller.

3. When you see the gray Scan Leftovers button turns into green, click it. And the remaining files will also be listed. Also keep all items checked, and press Delete Leftovers on the left to finish. Then you can click Back to Step1 and check whether the program has been successfully uninstalled.

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How it will work to remove Blender:

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