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Published on 03.09.09 by Brent Trahan

Uninstall Windows DVD Maker

Learn how to uninstall Windows DVD Maker in Windows 7.

Uninstall Windows DVD Maker

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Programs and Features in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Programs and Features is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off in the left column of the Programs and Features window.


  4. Uncheck Windows DVD Maker and then click OK.


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  1. rod says:

    This actually doesn’t do anything besides remove the shortcuts to the application. i can still go to the folder and run the application. When i try to delete the folder manually, it says i don’t have permissions and only “TrustedInstaller” has permissions. Trying to delete as administrator doesn’t work either. I’m running 7 on a netbook with a 4gb ssd and i need to delete this crap.

  2. Howard says:

    I’m having the same problems. I can’t believe they do that.

  3. jess says:

    I’m having the same problems as the two people above me… How Do I get rid of this program completely?

  4. Shorty says:

    I just did it in Win 7 professional and it actually deleted the DVD Maker directory in Program Files and Program Files(x86). Sweet.

  5. Jamie says:

    FINALLY! I got DVD Maker deleted. I had to go into each folder and individually had to change myself to the owner then delete that folder. I did this until everything was deleted. What a pain!

  6. efini93 says:

    It removed the .exe file, but it kept some stuff i couldn’t delete. So what i did was run FileASSASIN(http://malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php) and delete them one by one then threw the folder in the trash.Thanks.

  7. Billy Bob says:

    I was just going to suggest using FileAssasin, however, efini93 clearly beat me to that one. Regardless, it’s about the only other way to remove this pesky program other than taking ownership of the folder, which doesn’t work for everyone it seems (even if you do successfully become the owner, you may very well get a message [like I did] that says you need permission from the administrators or similar, even though you are one). Anyway, I had to run FileAssasin on EVERY SINGLE file inside the “DVD Maker” folder, which naturally took forever, but the satisfying feeling of knowing you just defeated this evil application just overcomes that.

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