If you want to uninstall Origin from your computer out of personal preference, read the easy way to uninstall.
If you need to troubleshoot issues with Origin and your games, make sure you uninstall Origin the hard way.
If you uninstall the Origin client from your computer, you won’t be able to play any games or content downloaded until you reinstall it. This also means that you risk removing files that validate whether your games have the latest patch content and more.
Don’t worry — Origin will re-download all your games the next time you install the client and log in.
Want to remove Origin from your computer? Here’s how you can do that:
The easiest way to uninstall it is by using the Uninstall a program tool that’s built into your PC. Find it in the Control Panel.
When you want to reinstall Origin, download it from origin.com.
This removes Origin from your Mac. When you want to reinstall Origin, download it from origin.com.
Sometimes with technical issues that require extra troubleshooting, you’ll need to make sure you fully remove all parts of the Origin client from your computer.
These steps, especially for PC, can harm your computer if not done the right way. If you’re not 100% comfortable doing them on your own, we recommend having a computer professional help you.
In some extreme cases, you may need to edit your system registry and remove the folders in a two-part process. This will remove all traces of Origin from your system for a completely blank slate.
Just a reminder: these steps are more advanced than the Control Panel uninstall. Editing your computer's registry or files incorrectly can severely damage your operating system. If you are confident that you can edit your registry successfully, then follow the instructions below.
Important! You need to fully close Origin before you uninstall it.
Now you can follow these steps to uninstall Origin:
First, remove the Origin client files:
Next, back up your Windows registry:
Third, remove your Origin registry keys:
Last, remove your Origin program cache:
Completing these steps should completely remove the Origin client from your system.
To remove the Origin client from your Mac completely: