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To uninstall the WordStar Command Emulator you need to delete the wordstar.dot or (WStar14.dot) file from your Word STARTUP folder. The next time you start Word the WordStar Command Emulator won't be loaded. You can also temporarily turn off the WordStar Command Emulator.

Un-installation from Word 97, 2000, 2002, and XP

To un-install the WordStar Command Emulator:

  1. In Word Click Utilities (Tools if the WordStar Command Emulator isn''t running), then click Options.
  2. In Word Options, click the File Locations, then under File Locations, click Startup and then click Modify to display the full path in a folder selector window.

For Windows 7

For all other Windows versions

  1. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the STARTUP folder you noted above (If you copied the path you can paste it into the Windows Explorer Address bar to save the typing).
  2. In the STARTUP folder, right-click on the wordstar.dot file, and then select Delete from the pop-up menu.
  3. Close Windows Explorer.

Note: This will not remove the registry change that stores your user details (username and serial number)