Manually uninstall Google Chrome in Windows
If you're having problems uninstalling Google Chrome through your Windows Control Panel, follow these steps to manually remove the browser:
These instructions involve modifying your Windows registry. If you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with editing your registry, you may want to consult a computer technician before you start. You may also want to consider backing up your registry before proceeding.
- Make sure extensions are displayed for your files. Here's how:
- Go to the Start menu > Control Panel.
- Double-click Folder Options.
- Click View.
- Make sure the "Hide extensions for known file types" checkbox is deselected.
- Right-click this link.
- Click Save Link as and save the file name as remove.reg. (Select "All files" as your file type.)
- Exit Google Chrome completely.
- Double-click remove.reg on your desktop.
- In the confirmation window, click Yes.
- Click OK.
- Go to the Start menu > Run.
- Enter one of the following commands in the text field, depending on your operating system:
- Windows XP:%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google
- Windows Vista: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google
- Delete the Chrome folder in the directory that opens.