How to Delete Autodesk from the Registry

By Melissa King

Autodesk offers a suite of design software used by builders and architects around the world. The software is optimized for use in fields like mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. If you run into problems installing Autodesk, you'll need to uninstall and reinstall the program. After uninstalling Autodesk from your computer, delete all the related entries from your computer's Windows registry to prevent any problems when you reinstall the software.

Step 1

Click the Start button, then type "regedit" into the Search box. Press "Enter."

Step 2

Enter your administrator password, if prompted. Navigate to and click on the keys "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk."

Step 3

Back up the registry keys, if desired, by clicking "File," then "Export." Select a location for the backup copy, then name the copy and click "Save."

Step 4

Right-click on each of the two registry keys and choose "Delete." Restart the computer to finish deleting Autodesk from the registry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't delete or edit any other keys in the registry. Doing so can damage your computer's files.