You may like to uninstall the inbuilt programs and the third-party applications on your computer. The uninstall becomes essential when they conflict with other applications or is incompatible with the Operating System. Otherwise, you cannot carry your work smoothly and will encounter several errors. In this article, we will try to make the uninstall process as simple as possible for you to try out. Hence, stay glued with this article in order to learn how to uninstall programs on Windows 10.
Methods To Uninstall Programs On Windows 10
Have a glance at the quick ways of resolving this issue.
Uninstall Desktop Programs In Control Panel
Press Windows logo key and ‘R’ at the same time to open the ‘Run’ application. Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the ‘Run’ dialog box and click ‘OK’ to get the list of programs installed on your PC. Locate the program you want to remove and hit the ‘Uninstall’ button. Repeat the same step for uninstalling other programs as well. After completing the uninstallation process, restart your PC and ensure that you have uninstalled the programs correctly.
Alternatively, you can open Control Panel and navigate to ‘Programs and Features.’ Then select ‘Repair’ or ‘Change’ and follow the directions coming up on the computer’s screen. You will be able to uninstall the specified programs in a couple of minutes.
Use The Settings App
Close the program which you want to uninstall. Press Windows logo key and ‘X’ simultaneously and select ‘Settings.’ Now select ‘Apps’ to navigate to the Apps and Features section. Locate the specific program from the list of the installed programs and tap on ‘Uninstall’ button. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the uninstallation process. Remember that if you want to uninstall the programs preinstalled on Windows 10, then you will need to move on to the next method.
Use Windows PowerShell(Admin)
This inbuilt tool of Windows 10 is very effective in uninstalling preinstalled programs such as camera, calendar, alarm and so on. So press Windows logo key and ‘X’ and then select ‘PowerShell(Admin).’ Then click on ‘Yes’ to run this tool. Search for the commands you can use to uninstall the respective programs. Then open Command Prompt and enter one command at a time and press ‘Enter’ to uninstall a particular program. Repeat the process until you have uninstalled all the specified programs.
Uninstall Programs From The Search Bar
Type ‘remove’ in the search field and choose ‘Add or Remove Programs’ option. Now you will need to locate the particular program from the list of all the installed programs. Select the program and click on the ‘Uninstall’ button. Click on the ‘Uninstall’ option again on the confirmation dialog box that pops up. After that, tap ‘Yes’ to inform User Account Control that you want this app to make changes to your PC. The program will be uninstalled within a few seconds.
Create A Shortcut To Uninstall The Programs
Right-click on your desktop, click on ‘New’ and select ‘Shortcut.’ Click on ‘Browse’ button, type the location of the application and click on ‘Next.’ Name the shortcut as ‘Uninstall Programs’ or as you wish and then hit the ‘Finish’ button. It instantly creates a shortcut of the specific application. Now go to your desktop and double-click on the shortcut you have created to open the ‘Uninstall’ or ‘Change program’ window. Click on ‘Finish’ on the ‘Uninstall’ window to remove the program from your PC.
Uninstall Programs From The Start Menu
Go to the ‘Start’ menu, right-click on the program you would like to uninstall and select ‘Uninstall.’ The program gets uninstalled immediately from your PC. But, note that if the program was installed by a traditional installer, then you will come across the ‘Traditional Uninstall Program’ window. Hence, you will need to right-click on the program on this window and select the ‘Uninstall’ option.
Use Safe Mode
Press and hold ‘Shift’ on your keyboard and select ‘Restart’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Press ‘F8’ to enter the Safe Mode and then try to uninstall the apps in Control Panel.
Use The Registry Editor
Type ‘regedit’ in the ‘Run’ dialog box and click ‘OK’ to launch the Registry Editor. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and choose ‘Software.’ Then click on ‘Microsoft,’ tap ‘Windows’ and select Current Version.’ Then hit the ‘Uninstall’ button. Go to the ‘Uninstall’ key and locate the subkey for the program you want to uninstall. Right-click on the key and select ‘Delete.’ Click on ‘Yes’ on the confirmation dialog box to delete the specific program. When the process is over, close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.
Use System Configuration Utility
Type ‘misconfig’ in the ‘Run’ dialog box and click ‘OK’ to run the System Configuration Utility. Go to the ‘Boot’ tab on the ‘System Configuration Utility’ window and navigate to the ‘Boot options’ section. Then check the ‘Safe Boot’ option and click ‘Apply’ to enable it. Hit the ‘OK’ button and select ‘Restart’ on the dialog box that pops up to restart your computer. Now you can select a program and uninstall it from your PC.
Use The Uninstaller That Comes Along With The Application
If you want to uninstall a third-party application, then you can use the uninstaller it contains. To do so, close the program if is running on your PC. Now go to the directory on your computer where you have installed the application. Then search for an executable uninstallation utility in the content of the directory. It is generally denoted by ‘uninstall.exe’ or ‘uninstaller.exe.’ Double-click on this uninstallation utility to launch it on your PC. Go to the uninstallation wizard and follow the instructions to uninstall the application. Restart your PC once you are done with the uninstallation process.
If you are unable to uninstall the programs on your Windows 10 PC, then you can download a third-party uninstaller. Then you can run it to remove the programs permanently from your PC. But, unless you are sure about the reliability of the uninstaller, do not use it. Otherwise, it can cause fatal effects on your PC.