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Step by step Process to Uninstall Opera from your PC

Updated on June 19, 2013

Opera is one of the leading browser of the world. Especially, many PC users have been using Opera as their secondary web-browser these days. Anyway, many of the PC users find it difficult to uninstall Opera from their PC, so here we will be talking about the processes through which we can uninstall Opera from the PC.

Get yourself ready

Make sure Opera has been installed in the computer. Here, I am showing you the process using Windows 8 platform. Ensure that Opera is not running in the computer while you are uninstalling it.

Steps to uninstall Opera from PC through Add or Remove Program

Step 1: Take your mouse pointer on the Top Right corner of the screen; it will make the slide-bar appear on the screen

Going to Settings
Going to Settings

Step 2: Take your mouse pointer to the gear sign which represent the ‘Settings’ from there and then Click on it.

Selecting Control Panel from the side-bar
Selecting Control Panel from the side-bar

Step 3: When the Control Panel opens up, at it’s in category view- click on ‘Uninstall a Program’. If the View by option is active as Large or Small Icon, we should select Programs and Features to initiate the uninstall process.

Opening Uninstalling Program process.
Opening Uninstalling Program process.

Step 4: As the Programs and Features box appears, click on Opera.

Step 5: Click on Uninstall button above at the bar.

Initiating uninstall process
Initiating uninstall process

Step 6: After having the Opera uninstallation box on your screen, Tick the check-box of Delete my user data and then click on Uninstall button.

Uninstall process starts
Uninstall process starts

Well, that was the regular process to uninstall Opera browser from a PC. Yet, if you can still feel some of the attributes are existing in your PC, it’s probably because of the registry files of the computers. Anyway, you can remove those files too. For doing so, follow the process described below.

Steps to remove registry files of Opera:

Step 1: Press Windows key and R key from the keyboard together.

Step 2: Write down regedit in the textbox of Open and Click on OK.

Entering into registration edit box through Run
Entering into registration edit box through Run

Step 3: When the Registration Edit box appears, click on the arrow button right beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Step 4: From the appearing list, click on the arrow right beside SOFTWARE

Step 5: Find out Opera Software from the newly appearing list, select and delete the Registry.

Deleting registry entry from Registry editor
Deleting registry entry from Registry editor

Think more

Registry entries of all the software we have used in computer usually can be found in Registry Edit box. So, we can clear registry entry of any of your uninstalled software from here. Moreover, to do the uninstalling process and clean all the registry entries of the software easily and properly- we can use some Utility Software available in the market now a day.

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      carmen 22 months ago

      thanks for all your help, worked perfectly,

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      jA 22 months ago

      Thanks! It worked perfectly. I am almost computer illiterate so I'm always grateful for concise directions. Thanks!

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      Mara 2 years ago

      I have Windows 7 and the steps are identical. Thank you!!!

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      why only windows 8? 3 years ago

      How many of your page visitors actually have windows 8? Thanks for wasting people's time fucktard.