How to manually uninstall Tweak UI PowerToy 2.10 in Windows XP?


Here are the manual removal instructions for Tweak UI v2.10 PowerToy for Windows XP, which can be used if the uninstaller (which is an HTA script) does not work. In some systems, a blank window may show up when uninstalling Tweak UI via Add or Remove Programs.

Fig 1: Blank screen when uninstalling Tweak UI (tweakui.exe/uninstall.hta)

Removing Tweak UI 2.10 manually

1. Click Start, Run. Type "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs"

2. Delete the folder named Powertoys for Windows XP. (Alternately, this folder can be deleted via the Start menu, All Programs)

3. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 folder, and delete the following files:

  • TweakUI.exe
  • PowerToysLicense.rtf

4. Click Start, Run. Type regedit.exe and press {ENTER}

5. Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ Tweak UI 2.10

6. Right-click Tweak UI 2.10 and choose Delete

7. Click Yes when you see the confirmation dialog

8. Exit the Registry Editor.

Tweak UI 2.10 is now removed from your computer.


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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in Windows — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP (2003-2012) who contributes to various Windows support forums.