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How to Uninstall Unwanted Apps and Programs in Windows 10

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How to Uninstall Unwanted Apps and Programs in Windows 10

All users should understand how to get rid of applications and programs that are unnecessary or possibly threatening. Windows 10 makes it much easier to get rid of unwanted apps and programs. Here are three ways to do it:

From the Start Menu

Really basic: open the Start menu and click All Apps. Locate the program or app that you want to uninstall, right-click > Uninstall. As long as it’s not a default app that comes with Windows, you will be able to click Uninstall, which will initiate a pop-up notice warning. If you’re sure you want to get rid of it, click Uninstall.

You’ll then be taken to the Programs and Features window, which you would ordinarily access through the Control Panel, where you’ll find the app you want to Uninstall. Find it, select, and click uninstall. Another window prompt will ask if you’re sure. Select Yes and you’re done. Some programs have an uninstall wizard, which will get rid of the program upon completion, and probably will ask you to restart, or restart automatically.

From the Settings Menu

Open the Settings menu by going to Start > Settings. Click Apps & Features, which will show you a list of all programs on your PC. You can either use the search bar to find the program you’re looking for, or just sift through the names yourself.

Once you’ve located the undesired program, click on it and select Uninstall. You’ll see a pop-up window warning that the app/program and all related information will be uninstalled. If you’re sure that you want to do this, click on Uninstall.

From the Control Panel

You can even uninstall programs directly from the Control Panel, but keep in mind that this method only works for programs, not Windows 10 applications. Click on the Start menuControl Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program. Select the program you want to get rid of, and click Uninstall. Once again, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to uninstall the program. Click yes, and you’re done.

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