How to Delete U3 Program for Geek Squad Flash Drive

by Art Corvelay

Geek Squad is a division of Best Buy that handles technical support and maintenance for various electronic and computer equipment. Geek Squad, however, also has a line of USB flash drives, some of which come with the U3 software pre-installed. U3 is software that provides a user with a graphical user interface to navigate the flash drive. It also allows you to install applications onto the flash drive. If you no longer have any use for the U3 software, you can uninstall it from the Geek Squad flash drive.


Plug the Geek Squad USB flash drive into your computer. Wait a few seconds to allow your computer to read the drive.


Open the U3 software by clicking the "U3" icon in your system tray. This is located in the lower-right corner of your screen.


Click on "Settings" in the right column and then "U3 Launchpad Settings."


Click "Uninstall" in the left column of the U3 Launchpad Settings window. Click "Uninstall U3 Launchpad" in the middle of the same window.


Click "Next" and you are presented with the option to delete or save the files currently on your Geek Squad USB drive. Click the "Yes" radio button if you want to save your files.


Click the "Format" button at the bottom of the dialog box and the U3 software is removed from your Geek Squad USB drive. If you chose to save your files, the process may take longer.

About the Author

Art Corvelay is a freelance writer for demand studios who has been writing and editing for five years. He holds a Ph.D. in technical communication and teaches courses in writing and editing at the university level.

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