This document outlines how to manually remove CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3, X4 and X5 from systems running Windows® XP, Vista or Windows 7 should the application fail to uninstall using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
Before you remove and reinstall a program, patch or update, you have to log in as administrator. The only way to get full administrator access on Vista/Windows 7 is by turning off the User Account Control and right-clicking on a program, patch or update and then going to "Run as Administrator". Otherwise, you will have problems working properly on your system. Click on the links below to learn how to turn-off UAC:
Before you uninstall a program, please check whether you have installed the program as a user or an administrator. You will not find some parts of the program, if you are logged in as a user, but you installed the software with your administrator account.
Uninstalling the Program
Removing the Program Registry
WARNING: Editing the Windows Registry is NOT recommended for those unfamiliar with registry editing. Be sure to back-up the registry prior to making any changes.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Corel\Setup\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 15
Windows XP/Vista 64 Bit or Windows 7 (Note: X3 = 13.0, X4 = 14.0, X5 = 15.0):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Corel\Setup\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 15
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you restart the system, so that the changes take effect.