Windows 10 Tutorial: Uninstall Programs

Uninstalling unwanted programs is one of the most commonly used tasks in Windows 10, definitely one of the more important ones. And this is something that almost all users have to perform, one way or another.

The old-school Control Panel provides a very capable interface to uninstall desktop programs, though it will not delete the newer kinds of apps that are now part of the new operating system.

It is fine for Windows 7, Vista, and XP users, nevertheless.

However, Windows 10 provides one simple panel to remove all kinds of applications — where it is desktop software, Windows 8 Modern apps, or the new Universal apps. It does the job, even if you do not know what kind of an app it is.

Simply go to Settings in the Start Menu, and click on System.

Select the Apps & features option from the list on the left, it should be the second option in there.

A list of installed applications and games will appear in the right pane.

Select an app you wish to uninstall, and an Uninstall button will appear. If it is greyed out, then it means that it is a system app that you cannot remove. Simply click the Uninstall button again in the popup to confirm the removal.

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