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How to uninstall or remove apps and programs from Windows

You can uninstall or remove apps and programs from Windows in 4 different ways. They all deliver the same result, so which you use is personal preference. They are:

  1. the start Menu
  2. the Settings page
  3. the Control Panel (this way is for removing programs only)
  4. the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter


Uninstall your app / program from the Start Menu

1. Select Start 

Windows Start menu

2. Look for the app / program in the list 
3. Right-click on the app
4. select Uninstall


Uninstall from the Settings page

1. Select Start 

2. Click on Settings, then Apps, and then Apps & features

Windows settings icon

Windows settings

3. Look for the app in the list

Windows Apps and feature

4. Click on it and select “Uninstall

Apps and feature uninstall


Uninstall from the Control Panel (for programs)

1. Go to the search box on the taskbar and enter type Control Panel

Windows Control panel

2. Click on it from the results

3. Select Programs and then Programs and Features

Programs and features button

4. Right-click on the program you want to remove,

5. Click on select Uninstall or Uninstall / Change.

6. Follow the directions on the screen.


Uninstall using the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter

1. Download and launch Troubleshooter from the Microsoft support page Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed
2. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided by Troubleshooter

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