How to Uninstall Civilization 4

Civilization 4 (also referred to as Civ4 or Civilization IV) is the fourth installment of the Civilization series, which is a series of turn based strategy computer games. In case your copy of Civilization 4 has developed an error or you want to remove the game to free up disk space, you can use the steps mentioned in this article to uninstall the program.

How to uninstall Civilization 4 in Windows XP

To uninstall software from a Windows XP computer, you need to complete the following tasks:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  5. Locate and select Civilization 4 in the currently installed programs list.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to completely uninstall Civilization 4.
  8. Restart your computer.

How to uninstall Civilization 4 in Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button in your taskbar.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Locate and select Civilization 4 in the currently installed programs list.
  5. Click Uninstall.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Restart Windows after the program is uninstalled.

After you have removed Civilization 4, we recommend that you run a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaner software to ensure that all the registry entries related to this program are also permanently deleted from your computer.

You may use RegGenie, which is a top-rated Windows registry maintenance software, to perform various registry maintenance activities including removing unwanted and obsolete registry entries. RegGenie uses advanced algorithms to perform deep registry scan and remove all the redundant entries and keys from your registry.

Civilization 4 Uninstallation Error

You may receive the following error when you try to uninstall Civilization 4 from your Windows computer using the Add or Remove Programs utility:

An error [-5009: 0×8000ffff] has occurred.
Please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications.
If the error still occurs, please contact your vendor: Firaxis Games

The best way to uninstall Civilization 4 in such cases is to remove the software by using a professional Windows uninstaller tool. We recommend that you use Perfect Uninstaller to remove the programs you can’t uninstall via the Add or Remove Programs utility.