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How to Uninstall the App-V Client

Updated: November 4, 2010

Applies To: Application Virtualization

Use the following procedure to uninstall the Application Virtualization Client from the computer.

To uninstall the Application Virtualization Desktop Client

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs (or in Windows Vista, Programs and Features ), and then double-click Microsoft Application Virtualization Desktop Client .

  2. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes to continue with the uninstall process.

    The uninstall process cannot be canceled or interrupted.

  3. When a message stating that the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client Tray application must be closed before continuing appears, right-click the App-V icon in the notification area and select Exit to close the application. Then click Retry to continue with the uninstall process.

    You might see a message stating that one or more virtual applications are in use. Close any open applications and save your data before you continue. Then click OK to continue with the uninstall process.

  4. A progress bar shows the time remaining. When this step finishes, you must restart the computer so that all associated drivers can be stopped to complete the uninstall process.

    The following registry keys remain after the uninstall process is complete:

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\SystemGuard "Client"=dword:00000000

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\SystemGuard\SecKey

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