Thursday, April 12, 2012

Removing the U3 Partition from a Flash Drive

I find most extra software bundled with hardware unnecessary and usually annoying; U3 luckily is both.

After attempts to format, fdisk /mbr, diskpart clean, etc. all failed. I did some poking around and found the uninstaller is bundled with the startup app, clever...

  1. Insert your U3 flash drive  and Launch the U3 application.

  2. Click on the U3 Launchpad Settings

  3. Click the Uninstall tab on the Settings menu (all windows and files accessed from the flash drive must be closed).

  4. Finally, click Uninstall U3 Launchpad

That's it, no more pop-ups and annoying software.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much!

    Had this USB stick for years but only recently started using it again, so wanted to get rid of this annoying program.

    Its so simple but I never would have guessed, Thanks again!