Uninstalling FlowBreeze

FlowBreeze Versions 3, 4, and 5

  • Windows 10:
    1. Click the Start button (Windows logo in bottom-left of screen).
    2. Click the Settings button (looks like a gear) on the Start menu.
    3. Click Apps on the Settings dialog.
    4. Select FlowBreeze in the Apps & Features listing.
    5. Click the Uninstall button and follow the prompts.
  • Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8:
    1. Open the Control Panel. In Vista and Windows 7, the Control Panel is accessible via the Windows Start menu. In Windows 8, hold down the Windows logo button and press "X" on your keyboard, then select "Programs and Features" from the popup menu.
    2. Double-click "Programs and Features".
    3. Select FlowBreeze in the listings and click Uninstall from the top menu bar.
  • Windows XP and 2000 (FlowBreeze 3 only):
    1. Open the Control Panel from the Windows Start menu.
    2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. Select FlowBreeze in the listings and click Remove from the top menu bar.

FlowBreeze Versions 1 and 2

To uninstall FlowBreeze 1.x or 2.x from any version of Windows, please follow these steps:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Click All Programs and navigate to the FlowBreeze group.
  3. Click the Uninstall option and follow the prompts.

If Version 2 Fails to Uninstall

If a permissions error occurs when uninstalling version 2, finding the root cause can be hard to troubleshoot. However, there are three workarounds that can be used.

Unregistering Versions 1 and 2 Manually

  1. Close Excel if it is open.
  2. Go to the Windows Start menu, navigate to Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Type "cd c:\program files (x86)\flowbreeze" to go to the installation folder [omit the "(x86)" part of the path on 32-bit operating systems].
  4. Type "regsvr32.exe /u flowbreeze.dll" and press enter.

Disabling Versions 1 and 2 within Excel

  1. Open the Excel Options dialog.
  • Excel 2010 - 2019: Click the File tab on the Excel ribbon, and then click the "Excel Options" button in the left menu.
  • Excel 2007: Office Button in the upper left corner of Excel, and then click the "Excel Options" button on the bottom-right corner of the window.
  1. In the left menu, select "Add-ins".
  2. From the "Manage" dropdown list, select "COM add-ins" and click the "Go..." button.
  3. If "FlowBreeze" is listed, uncheck the box. Note, version 3 of FlowBreeze is listed as FlowBreeze3. Do not uncheck that if you want FlowBreeze3 to remain running.
  4. Click OK. The add-in will take up a minor amount of space on your hard drive but will be rendered non-functional.

Disabling Versions 1 and 2 in the Windows Registry

This step requires administrative privileges.

  1. Close Excel if it is open.
  2. In the Windows Start menu, enter "regedit" in the search bar and press enter.
  3. You will be prompted with a User Account Control. Click OK.
  4. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\FlowBreeze.dsrConnect.
  5. Double-click the LoadBehavior value and change the value to 0 (zero).
  6. Close the registry.