In most cases, you can remove Photoshop Elements 9 by running its uninstaller. You can access the installer from the Programs And Features item in Windows 7 and Vista. Of, if you have Windows XP, you can access the uninstaller in the Add Or Remove Programs item in the Control Panel.
If Photoshop Elements 9 isn't listed in the Control Panel, or you receive an error when you try to uninstall it, then you can manually remove it. Manually uninstalling also ensures that the application has been removed completely from your computer
Note: Some of the steps below require you to identify specific details about the edition of Windows you are using. If you do not know these details, see Determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit edition of Windows (kb407673).
Note: It's possible that your system doesn't contain all of the files, folders, and registry entries listed below. If you can't locate a particular file, folder, or registry entry on your computer, then proceed to the next item in the list.
After you uninstall Photoshop Elements 9, perform the remaining tasks below to ensure that the application has been removed completely.
The Watch Folders service runs in the background on your computer. The service detects photos that you add to folders that are on the Organizer's watch folder list. (For more information, see Using watched folders in the Photoshop Elements 9 Help.) If this service is running, then you can't remove all of the folders listed in the next section.
Back up any personal files you want to save from the following folders, and then delete the folders and files for your edition of Windows:
Note: Some of the folders below are hidden. By default, Windows Explorer does not display hidden files and folders. To show these hidden folders, see Show hidden files, folders, and filename extensions (kb402324).
64-bit editions of Windows 7 or Vista
32-bit editions of Windows 7 or Vista
32-bit editions of Windows XP
64-bit edition of Windows XP
***Note: If you have Adobe Premiere Elements 9 installed, then do not delete these items.
After you have deleted the files and folders listed above, empty the Recycle Bin.
Disclaimer: This procedure involves modifying the Windows registry. Adobe doesn't provide support for problems that improperly modifying the registry causes, which contains critical information about your system's hardware and software. Before modifying the registry, create a backup of the registry. For more information about the registry, see the documentation in Windows or contact Microsoft.
Remove the following registry keys:
***Note: If you have Adobe Premiere Elements 9 installed, then do not remove these registry entries.