I used the control panel unistall but it keeps poping up, I asking this because when I'm playing high graphic games, (league of legends, minecraft etc.) I randomly get a black screen, and I'm thinking its because of this, (my graphics card is really bad)
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Hey there MisterMark!
Here is how to uninstall Spotify:
"Uninstall Spotify: (Start > Control Panel > Programs / Uninstall a Program > Spotify)"
I beleive you were removing the shortcut and not the application it's self. Feel free to reply to this thread with any additional questions you may have!
Hey again mistermark.
I did some research on your query and discovered you must be signed into the Administrator of the Computer to uninstall spotify. If you are infact logged into the account, then Right Click "Windows Explorer" aka Control Panel, and select "Run as Administrator" and then go through the installation process.
I knew other people would be having a problem with this.
Click the start button, type "%appdata%" into it without the quotation marks.
Delete the folder marked spotify
If it says that spotify is open, then right click spotify on the taskbar and click quit spotify.
Hope this helps.
I also deleted AppData\Local\Spotify for good measure.
Download the Installer from Website and install again.
Worked for me on Windows 10 (1703 aka Creators Update)
Hey, just went through the same issue as you- hopefully this will help anyone else looking to uninstall the desktop version of Spotify, on Windows.
First of all- if you use the control panel to try and uninstall it, and it doesn't go away, it might be the 'webHelper' application holding you back. You can use the Task Manager on your computer to end this background application, by using Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard, and scroll down until you see 'SpotifyWebHelper' application- select it, end the task- and proceed to uninstall Spotify.
If the above doesn't work, try this alternatively:
>>> First- go into the folder where Spotify is installed- usually this is: C:\Users\<user>\AppData(This is a hidden folder)\Roaming\Spotify
>>> Delete all the files there, (if you haven't stopped the webHelper application, it won't allow you to delete the webHelper file, just follow the instructions above!)
>>> Proceed with the uninstall steps as usual- it will say something along the lines of "This program has already been uninstalled, do you want to remove it from your Programs and Applications list?" Click yes, and it should be gone for good.
Hopefully this helps anyone who has gone through the same frustrations as me.
In Win-7 tried 10 times in Control Panel clicking on the Uninstall bar up top. Finally, I right-clicked on Spotify in Control Panel and this time it asked for uninstall confirmation, clicked OK, then it was uninstalled. Not sure why, but happy.