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Uninstalling Skyrim

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I want to uninstall Skyrim and reinstall it, because of some problems. Now I have a few questions:

  • How do I uninstall it? Is there a uninstall.exe?
  • After uninstalling, do I have to download the whole game through Steam or can I install it from the CD again?
  • Can I resume playing from my old saves by making a backup now and then place them in the saves folder of the fresh install?



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1. Control Panel --> Programs and Features --> The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Right click on it, select Uninstall.
2. You can force Steam to install the game from your DVD drive. See here: https://support.stea...=5357-FSQM-0382
3. Yes, you can. You saves are stored in My Documents/My Games/Skyrim/Saves. I haven't uninstalled the game yet, but usually when a game is uninstalled, it asks you if you want to delete your saves, or leave them alone. As a precaution, copy your saves to a different directory.

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