Removing PowerCore from Windows

Question

How do I manually un-install the PowerCore software under Windows?

Answer

Usually, older versions of PowerCore can be removed using the "Add / Remove Programs" option.  Should this not succeed, you must manually remove old PowerCore drivers and plug-ins. 

Remove from \ Windows \ System32

  • pcore.bin pcore.cpl
  • pcore.dll pcore.exe
  • pcore_co.dll
  • pcorefw.bin

Remove from \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers

  • pcore.sys

Remove all of the included PowerCore plug-ins, which are usually found here:
Program Files \ Steinberg \ VstPlugIns \

Also, it is advised to remove all previous installers unless they are archived in a .zip format.


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