How to Uninstall & Disable Gigabyte App Center from BIOS

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

Gigabyte’s App Center is a bunch of tools and features for people who use Gigabyte motherboards. It’s handy for managing things like RGB Fusion, @BIOS, Cloud Station, and lots more. But there might come a time when you want to turn it off or get rid of it completely. This guide will show you how to stop the Gigabyte App Center from your system’s BIOS or UEFI and how to uninstall it from your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer.

Also see: How to Uninstall Drivers in Windows 11

How to Uninstall and Disable Gigabyte App Center from BIOS

Step 1: Getting into the BIOS

Before you change or turn off things, you need to get into your computer’s UEFI BIOS. If you’re not sure what the BIOS is, it’s like the basic software that talks to your computer’s parts. Be careful when you’re in there because messing up can affect how your computer works.

How to get into the BIOS (the old-school way):

  1. Restart your computer. Watch the first screen carefully, usually showing the maker’s logo.
  2. While it’s starting, press a certain key to get into the BIOS setup. For Gigabyte motherboards, this is often the “Delete” key. But it could also be F2 or another key depending on your model. You’ll see which key to press shown briefly on the screen.Enter BIOS on Gigabyte Windows computer
  3. Tap the needed key many times (don’t hold it down) until you see the BIOS screen.
  4. Inside the BIOS, use your keyboard to move around. Your mouse might not work here.

Note: If you can’t get into the BIOS like this, look in your motherboard’s manual or Gigabyte’s website for help specific to your model.

Getting into BIOS/UEFI from Windows:

  1. Hit the “Start” button or the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click the “Settings” gear icon to open the Windows Settings app.Select Settings from Start Menu Windows 11
  3. Pick “System” on the left.
  4. Then click “Recovery” on the right.Windows 11 System Recovery Settings
  5. Under “Advanced startup”, hit “Restart now”.Restart into Windows RE
  6. Your PC will restart into the Windows Recovery Environment. Here, click “Troubleshoot”.
  7. Then, click “Advanced options”.
  8. Click “UEFI Firmware Settings” among the options.Boot Windows 11 into UEFI BIOS
  9. You’ll see an option to “Restart” which takes you straight to your computer’s BIOS.

Note: Not all systems will have the UEFI Firmware Settings option. If you can’t find it, try the traditional way to get into the BIOS.

Now that we’re in the BIOS, let’s find and turn off anything related to the Gigabyte App Center.
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Step 2: Turning off Gigabyte App Center in BIOS

The Gigabyte App Center isn’t exactly in the BIOS, but some settings related to it can be switched off there. This includes the “App Center Download & Install Configuration” option, which lets the App Center update itself automatically.

How to turn off Gigabyte App Center and related stuff:

  1. Boot into the BIOS, and you might see a simple or “Easy Mode” screen.
  2. For more settings, hit “F7” or look for an “Advanced options” or “Advanced Mode” button on the screen.
  3. In Advanced Mode, go to a tab or menu called “Peripherals” or something like that with your keyboard.
  4. Find the “App Center Download & Install Configuration” option under Peripherals.Completely Disable Gigabyte App Center in BIOS
  5. Make sure to set this feature to “Disabled”.How to Disable Gigabyte App Center from BIOS
  6. While you’re here, it’s smart to look for any other Gigabyte App Center stuff like “RGB Fusion” or controls for onboard LEDs. Turn off anything you don’t need.Disable RGB Fusion Onboard LED in Gigabyte App Center BIOS
  7. After changing what you need, go back to the main BIOS screen or the exit menu and pick “Save & Exit”. This saves your changes and restarts your computer.

Caution: Be careful in the BIOS. Changing things not related to what you’re trying to do can mess up how your computer works, so always double-check your changes.

Now that we’ve adjusted the BIOS settings, let’s get rid of the Gigabyte App Center software on your Windows computer.

Step 3: Getting rid of Gigabyte App Center from Windows

After turning off BIOS-related features, you can uninstall the Gigabyte App Center software. It’s as simple as removing any program from Windows.

How to get rid of Gigabyte App Center:

  1. Hit the Windows key or click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the start menu.
  2. Type “Control Panel” in the search bar and press Enter. Click on the “Control Panel” app in the search results.Open Control Panel in Windows 11 Start menu
  3. Inside Control Panel, find and click on “Programs and Features”. Here, you’ll see all the programs installed on your PC.Control Panel Programs and Features Windows 11
  4. Look for “Gigabyte App Center” or any related utilities you want to remove.
  5. Click on it to select, then at the top, click “Uninstall”.How to completely uninstall Gigabyte App Center in Windows 11 10
  6. Follow the prompts on the screen to finish uninstalling. This may include confirming your choice or selecting parts of the App Center to remove.
  7. After everything’s done, restarting your computer is a good idea to make sure everything’s gone for good.

Tip: Some folks suggest using tools like “Revo Uninstaller” or “IObit Uninstaller” to make sure no leftover files or registry entries stick around. But for most people, this isn’t really needed.

With the App Center gone from your Windows system, your computer should now be free from the software, making things simpler if that’s what you were aiming for.

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To sum up

The Gigabyte App Center is like a magic box for people with Gigabyte motherboards. It’s full of tools and tricks that can be really handy. But there might be times when you want to switch it off or take it out. Maybe you’re trying to fix a problem, or perhaps you just want your computer to run a bit more smoothly. Getting rid of software bits needs to be done carefully.

You can easily turn off features in the BIOS and get rid of the Gigabyte App Center from your Windows by following the mentioned steps above. Just be careful and make sure you understand the changes you’re making. It’s also a good idea to have backups or restore points ready, just in case things don’t go the way you expect.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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