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How do I uninstall a Razer Deathadder 2013 4G Mouse?

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    How do I uninstall a Razer Deathadder 2013 4G Mouse?


    I made the mistake of buying this mouse, and luckily I managed to avoid using the Synapse 2.0 software that they pushed via Windows Update at me when I plugged the mouse in.

    However it still installed drivers and apparently the mouse uses this .dll called 'RzCoinstaller.dll', whatever that is.

    I still have an old Logitech bluetooth mouse I was trying to replace with this mouse... however I am considering chucking out the Razer due to Razer's hardware and software being rather overpriced low quality garbage and I worry about the drivers effects on my computer given the datamining scare with Synapse 2.0.

    I intend to possibly replace it with a Steelseries Sensei or a Corsair Vengance M95 mouse, but how do I uninstall the Razer mouse safely without affecting the Logitech mouse? Cause apparently if a mouse still uses one of the drivers it will leave that driver alone if you uninstall via Device Manager?

    I just want to be sure to get rid of Razer's drivers before I buy the next mouse first.

    So anyone got a guide on this or...?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional


    Hello IllusionaryInno,

    how do I uninstall the Razer mouse safely without affecting the Logitech mouse?
    The easiest way is to just unplug your Razer mouse and replace it with the Logitech one. Once the device isn't being used anymore, the driver won't be used either.

    After switching mouses, you can do the following to remove the device and corresponding driver from your system;

    1. Hit WinKey+X on your keyboard, and from the pop-up menu, select Device Manager.
    2. In the Device Manager, click on Mice and other pointing devices.
    3. In the drop down menu, right click on your Razer mouse and select Uninstall.
    4. A new window will pop up. In this window, click on Delete the driver software for this device.
    5. Now follow the on-screen instructions to remove the driver and restart your machine when asked to do so.
      And that's it. Now the driver from your Razer mouse will be completely removed.

    I don't know for sure with Razer, but you might also want to check the Programs & Features menu to see if there are any left over programs in there. To do so, hit WinKey+X on your keyboard, select Programs & Features from the pop-up menu and scan the list for any Razer software.
    If found, right click the entry and select Uninstall. Then follow the on-screen instructions and restart your machine afterwards.

    Cause apparently if a mouse still uses one of the drivers it will leave that driver alone if you uninstall via Device Manager?
    I don't know about this, but if you switch to your Logitech mouse before uninstalling the driver, it should work just fine.
    As a test, try the above described method and plug the Razer mouse back in after removing the driver and restarting. You'll see that it will reinstall the driver needed because we removed it.


    Good luck and keep us posted,
    Nommy
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by nommy the first View Post
    Hello IllusionaryInno,

    how do I uninstall the Razer mouse safely without affecting the Logitech mouse?
    The easiest way is to just unplug your Razer mouse and replace it with the Logitech one. Once the device isn't being used anymore, the driver won't be used either.

    After switching mouses, you can do the following to remove the device and corresponding driver from your system;

    1. Hit WinKey+X on your keyboard, and from the pop-up menu, select Device Manager.
    2. In the Device Manager, click on Mice and other pointing devices.
    3. In the drop down menu, right click on your Razer mouse and select Uninstall.
    4. A new window will pop up. In this window, click on Delete the driver software for this device.
    5. Now follow the on-screen instructions to remove the driver and restart your machine when asked to do so.
      And that's it. Now the driver from your Razer mouse will be completely removed.

    I don't know for sure with Razer, but you might also want to check the Programs & Features menu to see if there are any left over programs in there. To do so, hit WinKey+X on your keyboard, select Programs & Features from the pop-up menu and scan the list for any Razer software.
    If found, right click the entry and select Uninstall. Then follow the on-screen instructions and restart your machine afterwards.

    Cause apparently if a mouse still uses one of the drivers it will leave that driver alone if you uninstall via Device Manager?
    I don't know about this, but if you switch to your Logitech mouse before uninstalling the driver, it should work just fine.
    As a test, try the above described method and plug the Razer mouse back in after removing the driver and restarting. You'll see that it will reinstall the driver needed because we removed it.


    Good luck and keep us posted,
    Nommy
    If I unplug the Razer mouse, is there any special command prompt I have to do to see the mouse to uninstall its drivers whilst its unplugged?
    Or does Windows 8/8.1 do that automatically now?

    Luckily I made sure to go 'Never Install' in response to the Synapse 2.0 software. It's still irritating that it was bundled with the driver package downloaded via Windows Update since I hear how that's against the guidelines of the Plug and Play driver service download of Windows Update (plus the fact that Razer removed the on-board memory when the created the 4G compared to the 3.5G which had on-board memory).

    Though I looked into the Device Manager and it seems a bit odd. The Deathadder is shown under Human Interface Devices with its own entry with a mice entry linking to it 'HID-compliant mouse', and all. This probably also explains why the heck the Deathadder is shown up as a Keyboard in the Devices and Printers menu.

    I haven't removed the logitech mouse since I installed the Razer, just in case of a backup (cause I've heard of Razer's failing in 30 minutes after installation) if that helps clarify anything. So both mice are plugged in.


    Seriously though, the ergonomic feel of the Razer Deathadder is nice? I just wish they put more effort into the mice itself instead of trying to push their software which the general consensus of it is mostly negative. Also the construction and durability of the mice as well. Argh, it's so frustrating, then again Razer is basically the Apple of the gaming peripheral world.
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    Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional


    Hello IllusionaryInno,

    If I unplug the Razer mouse, is there any special command prompt I have to do to see the mouse to uninstall its drivers whilst its unplugged?
    No. Unplugging the mouse may give you the sound notification that you get when you unplug any USB device, but it shouldn't give any special pop-ups or command prompts.

    To see the mouse, you have to go to the Device Manager as per my previous instructions.

    The Deathadder is shown under Human Interface Devices with its own entry with a mice entry linking to it 'HID-compliant mouse', and all. This probably also explains why the heck the Deathadder is shown up as a Keyboard in the Devices and Printers menu.
    Mhm, weird. To be honest I haven't used any Razer peripherals on my Win 8.1 machine, but I did use a Razer Ouroboros mouse on a Win7 machine. I never got as far as to checking where it showed up in the Device Manager since it made my system crash within half an hour after installing/using it.

    But I'd say that you could first uninstall it from the Mice and other pointing devices menu, and then restart your machine to see if it's still there in the other menu's. If so, you can remove those too via the same method.

    (cause I've heard of Razer's failing in 30 minutes after installation)
    That's what happened to me last time I used a Razer mouse lol. Their products look nice but they sure aren't user friendly.


    Good luck and keep us posted,
    Nommy
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    Well I uninstalled the Razer mouse, everything seems to work fine. Didn't even need to reboot.

    Though I'd have expected that like the RazerCoInstaller.dll file would have disappeared since it was listed in the driver list of the Deathadder. Huh, guess not. Also uninstalled some non-present HID stuff as well, evidently entries created in addition to the removal of the deathadder.

    Then again the dating on the RazerCoInstaller states its last modified date was 29/05/2014 (Day, Month, Year if you couldn't tell), and not the 29/07/2014 I expected. Guess it had been around for a while, probably when I installed Windows 8.1 (updated from the Windows Store), cause like apparently some companies can create their own 'CoInstallers' for Plug and Play devices or something, that's really the only thing I could pull up on the RazerCoInstaller.dll. It seems to be a safe file though, given its identified with Copyright to Razer Inc and all that.

    Hey, Nommy? Know any good gaming mice? Like for FPSes or MMOs? with at least like 5 buttons but still practical for day to day use?

    I hear good things about the Corsair Vengance M95 along with the Steelseries Sensei, they seem to be rather durable and higher quality than Razer's stuff.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 46
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional


    Hey IllusionaryInno,

    Glad to hear you got the Razer uninstalled
    I have a Vengeance M60 for myself and I have been using it for quite a while now. It's a durable, high-quality mouse which works great for precision work in Photoshop, Cinema4D and Illustrator. I wouldn't know about gaming as I don't game. Same goes for other Corsair mice, I only know about the M60 since it's the only one I have

    You might want to make a thread in the Gaming subforum. The people posting there have a lot of knowledge about gaming mice and such and will be more than happy to assist you

    Also, if your Original issue is resolved, would you please mark the thread as solved?


    Nommy
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