If you are wanting to know how to uninstall programs on Windows 10, you’re in the right place. Here is an easy to follow step by step guide to do just that.
Programs get installed more frequently than we like to think. When we come across a small task we want to accomplish, installing an extra piece of software seems like an easy fix. However, when the job is done, how often do we use it?
This is why knowing how to uninstall software is so important, it helps us keep our amount of programs in check. Now, all we have to do is remember to go back every once in a while and do a bit of a cleanup.
And it’s different compared to deleting files. We are actually talking about removing a whole program that has installed files, folders, registry entries, and perhaps services to mention a few things.
Here are three different methods, feel free to use whichever one you are most comfortable with.
The steps to uninstall programs
1. Open Control Panel
Press your Windows key on your keyboard (⊞).
Type in ‘control panel’. When you see it appear at the top of your Start Menu, move your left mouse button to hover over it and press your left mouse button.
2. Open the Uninstall Program window
Move your mouse pointer to hover over ‘Uninstall a program’ and press your left mouse button.
3. Uninstall the program
Scroll down to the program you want to be uninstalled and hover your mouse pointer over it and press your left mouse button.
You may have to confirm the removal, but after that, it will be uninstalled from your system entirely.
Uninstalling a program from the Start Menu
1. Find the program in the Start Menu
Open the Start Menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard (⊞).
Scroll down to locate your program. If you can’t find it, type in the name of the program, and it will appear at the top of the Start Menu.
2. Uninstall the program using the contextual menu
Move your mouse pointer to hover over it and press the right mouse button.
Move your mouse pointer to hover over ‘Uninstall’ and press the left mouse button.
Uninstalling a program from Apps & features settings
1. Open Settings
Press and hold the Windows key (⊞) and tap the ‘i’ key and release the Windows key.
2. Click on Apps
Move your mouse pointer to hover over ‘Apps’ and press the left mouse button.
3. Click on the program to uninstall
Scroll down and move your mouse pointer to hover over the program you want to uninstall. Press the left mouse button.
Whichever way you choose to complete your uninstall, it’s so easy to keep your computer unencumbered by too many programs.
When you purchase a new computer, it’s often the case that too many programs are packaged with it that you will most likely never use.
This would be one example of going through all your programs and getting rid of the unnecessary ones, even not long after you buy it.
Either way, your computer will thank you for removing the cruft. And it will show its appreciation by delivering better performance.