Bluestacks is an Android emulator which is being used by numerous people from around the world. However, there are instances when people need to uninstall it due to some compatibility or performance issues.
Whatever the reason may be, it is really important to completely uninstall Bluestacks from your PC/laptop. This is to avoid any kind of system error such as using up the storage or RAM, etc.
But, not many people are able to uninstall Bluestacks completely from their device due to lack of knowledge. Hence, here we are with a complete guide which lists all the methods and steps which you can execute to uninstall Bluestacks completely from their PCs/laptops.
So let’s take a look at the methods and the steps involved in uninstalling Bluestacks completely from your device. What are the different methods for uninstalling Bluestacks?
Even if BlueStacks is considered the best Android emulator presently, it is not perfect. In this method, we will be uninstalling Bluestacks using the ‘Control Panel.’
Step 1- Click on the ‘Start menu‘ and select ‘Control Panel‘ to launch it on your PC/laptop.
Step 2- In the Control Panel, navigate to Programs >> Programs and features. You will then see a list of all the programs installed on your device. You can directly click on the ‘Uninstall a program’ option from the Control Panel which you will find under ‘Programs’ to get the list.
Step 3- Now, search for ‘Bluestacks‘ from the list of all the programs. Once found, right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall‘ from the drop-down box. Then, click on ‘Yes’ on the dialog box which appears on your screen to confirm that you wish to uninstall Bluestacks from your device.
Step 4- Now that you have uninstalled the program files, you need to delete them manually from their location. The location is generally C: ProgramData. If you do not find the relevant files, allow hidden files to be shown.
Step 5- Finally, you need to delete all the temporary files on your device to totally get rid of Bluestacks. To do this, press the Windows key and R key simultaneously on your keyboard and then, type ‘%temp%‘ command and click on ‘OK‘ which will take you to the list of all the temporary files on your device.
To be sure, follow this one more step where you need to eliminate BlueStacks registry files from the Registry editor.
Step 6- To access the Registry editor, press the Windows key and R key simultaneously on your keyboard and then, type ‘regedit‘ and click on ‘OK.’ Here, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> BlueStacks. Here, select all the files and delete them to erase off Bluestacks from your PC/laptop completely.
Method 2 (Alternative Method)
In this method, we will be using BS cleanup to uninstall Bluestacks from your PC/laptop.
Step 1- First you need to delete all the temporary files from your device. You can execute step 6 from the above method to do it.
Step 2- Download ‘BS cleanup’ from the download link mentioned below.
Step 3- Install it. Then run it on the device from where you wish to uninstall Bluestacks completely.
Step 4- Follow the dialog boxes which appear on your screen till the message ‘Process has been finished‘ appears on your screen.
Step 5- Click on ‘OK‘ to terminate the process.
Using either of the methods, you can completely uninstall Bluestacks from your PC/laptop. Also, BS cleanup file is free to download and use. Thus, uninstalling Bluestacks from your device is entirely free of cost. You can then reinstall Bluestacks Android emulator on your PC/laptop.
The installation files are available at the official website of Bluestacks which is accessible using ‘https://www.bluestacks.com‘ this link. Moreover, you can also download Bluestacks from our website.