What is Guild Wars 2?
Guild Wars 2 is the highly anticipated MMORPG from ArenaNet and NCSoft. This epic adventure puts you in the middle of massive, fantastical battles. It’s also a persistent online game that can be played with thousands of other players at once—you’ll need an active subscription to play.
Why People Want to Uninstall Guild Wars 2 ?
Guild Wars 2 is an MMO game, so if you have it installed on your system, you can play with thousands of people online at once. On the other hand, Guild Wars 2 isn’t a single-player game, so if you don’t want to be interrupted by other players who are probably talking endlessly in chat channels or planning raids against challenging bosses, then you can uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your PC.
What are the Minimum System Requirements to Play Guild Wars 2?
Guild Wars 2 has very high system requirements, so you might not be able to play it with your old computer. However, if your computer is recent (and it’s running Windows 7 or 8), you should be able to play the game without any problems.
Guild Wars 2 Minimum System Requirements: OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit or later Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17 GHz / AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3 GHz Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT DirectX: Version 9.0c Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 25 GB available space Additional Notes: These are estimates based on our internal testing and may vary!
How to uninstall Guild Wars 2?
Uninstalling Guild Wars 2 is very easy, but it’s also not recommended because the game has an online component, so if you uninstall it, your account will not be accessible anymore. However, if you don’t care about that and you want to free up some hard drive space, here’s how to uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your PC:
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Programs and Features (for Windows 7/8/Vista) or Add or Remove Programs (for Windows XP).
- Find Guild Wars 2 in the list and double-click on it. If you get any confirmation message, click. Yes, then wait until the progress bar completes.
- Now select Guild Wars 2 folder (if you can’t find it, go to C:\Program Files ) and delete/remove it. Also, make sure that “Guild Wars 2” is removed from Steam.
How to Uninstall Guild Wars 2 from Steam?
Before you uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your computer, you should first uninstall it from Steam because not doing so will create a backup of the game files on your hard drive, which will occupy unnecessary disk space. Here’s how:
Log in to your Steam account and go to your Library.
Right-click on Guild Wars 2 and select Delete Local Content… from the menu. Confirm this action by clicking Yes, delete it!
Open Windows Explorer or My Computer, then navigate to C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Guild Wars 2 . Delete the folder with the same name and confirm this action by clicking Yes.
How to Uninstall Guild Wars 2 from Windows Vista/7/8?
To uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your PC, you can use an application like Revo Uninstaller or go to Control Panel and then Programs and Features (for Windows 7) or Add or Remove Programs (for Windows XP). Here’s how to uninstall Guild Wars 2 using Revo Uninstaller:
Download and install Revo Uninstaller. Open the program and select Guild Wars 2 from the list. Click the Run Analysis button, then click the Complete Uninstall button after the scan is completed. Now click Yes if you get any confirmation message. Once the uninstallation is complete, you can close Revo Uninstaller if you want.
How to Uninstall Guild Wars 2 Completely?
The best way to completely uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your computer is to perform a clean installation of Windows on your PC, but that’s not possible for most people because it requires erasing all the data on your hard drive. However, there’s still a way to achieve this result by deleting the game manually using Windows Explorer or My Computer.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Open your C:\Program Files folder (or C:\Program Files (x86) for 64-bit operating systems) and search for Guild Wars 2 .
- Delete the folder with the same name. Now go to C:\Users\<Username>\AppData and delete Guild Wars 2 folder if it still exists (the AppData folder is hidden by default, so you’ll need to enable Show Hidden Files in Folder Options ).
- Finally, open Steam, right-click on Guild Wars 2, and select Delete Local Content… from the menu. Confirm this action by clicking Yes, delete it!
How to Uninstall Guild Wars 2 from Registry?
To uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your PC completely, you can also manually edit your registry and remove all the entries related to the game. Here’s how:
Open Start menu and search for regedit or open Command Prompt and type regedit. Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ArenaNet and delete the entire key (if you can’t find it, go to C:\Program Files ). Also, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, right-click on ProductName string value, click Modify, remove the content in the Value data box and click OK.
Note that you should only use this method if you’re having problems completely uninstalling Guild Wars 2 or if you know what you’re doing. Otherwise, it’s hazardous to edit your registry manually because if you make a small mistake, you could damage your PC, so be very careful!
So these are the steps you need to follow if you want to uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your computer completely. I hope they were helpful, and now you know how to start uninstalling Guild Wars 2 from your computer.
People Also Ask [FAQ]
Can you delete a Guild Wars 2 account?
You can’t delete a Guild Wars 2 account, and you would need to contact support.
Can you delete a Guild Wars 2 installation?
Yes, as I explained above, you can thoroughly uninstall Guild Wars 2 from your computer if you follow the steps correctly.
Why does Guild Wars 2 keep crashing?
If Guild Wars 2 keeps crashing after you delete it, you may need to install some required files. After that, download them again, and the game should work fine.
This problem could be caused by various reasons, like an outdated graphics card driver or corrupt game files. To fix this issue, you need to follow the steps I outlined above, but if that didn’t work for you, try reinstalling the game and see if it solves your problem.
Can’t Uninstall Guild Wars 2?
If after uninstalling Guild Wars 2 you can’t install the game again using the Play button, there are a few things you can try to fix this problem: Make sure to delete all files belonging to Guild Wars 2. You should find them listed in the steps above. Now restart your computer because sometimes leftover registry entries or temporary files may affect the installation process. If you can’t delete a file, rename it to GW2Old. For example, if you can’t delete nwmain.exe, name it GW2Old.exe, and then try reinstalling Guild Wars 2. If renaming doesn’t work, download Revo Uninstaller, click on Tools, and Delete under Advanced Options. Select the file you want to delete and click OK. Restart your computer again.
Contact support if these steps don’t help you uninstall Guild Wars 2.