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How to Uninstall Apps and Programs on Windows 10



You have an app or program installed on Windows 10, but you're having problems now. Instead of fixing the problem or reverting your PC to a previous state, you simply want to uninstall the faulty software. This guide tells you how to uninstall apps and programs in Windows 10.

This guide divides the software into two groups: desktop programs and Windows apps. Desktop programs are downloaded manually from third-party platforms and installed on your PC. They are packaged differently than apps and place components in your program and Windows folders. These programs typically offer a larger list of features than apps for mobile devices.

Windows apps are now only available through the Microsoft Store. They are built on components built into Windows 10, and are usually packaged as a single zip file. Apps offer better security and touch-sensitive functionality because of their all-in-one design, but with fewer features than desktop programs.

This guide explains how to uninstall apps and programs in Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 update) using specific methods that are tied to their base design.

About the Settings app

  Windows 10 access settings - Uninstall apps and programs under Windows 10

1. Click Start and select The gear symbol in the Start menu. This will open the Settings app.

 Windows 10 Settings Access Apps - Uninstalling Programs on Windows 10

2. Select Apps .

 Windows 10 Uninstall Apps by Name - How to Uninstall Apps on Windows 10

3. Optionally click the button next to Sort by to filter your installed apps and programs by name, size or installation date ]. You can also select all drives or a particular drive on multi-storage PCs. Another option is to enter the name of the app or program in the search box.

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4. Select the app or program that you want to uninstall.
. 5 Click the Uninstall button.
. 6 Click another button Uninstall in the following pop-up window.

In some cases, you can fix problem apps and programs by clicking the Change button. You may also see a link Advanced Options that results in app-specific tasks such as repairing, resetting, terminating, and uninstalling add-ons 10

Using Cortana

  Uninstalling Windows 10 Using Cortana - Uninstalling Programs on Windows 10

1. Type Remove in Cortana's search box in the system tray.
. 2 Select Add or Remove Programs in the search results.

 Uninstall Windows 10 Apps by Name - How to Uninstall Apps on Windows 10

3. Optionally, click the button down next to it Sort by to filter your installed apps and programs by name, size or installation date . You can also select all drives or a particular drive on multi-storage PCs. Another option is to enter the name of the app or program in the search box.

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4. Select the app or program that you want to uninstall.
. 5 Click the Uninstall button.
. 6 Click another button Uninstall in the following pop-up window.

Related Topics: Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Through Control Panel Only

This method uninstalls programs no Windows apps. To uninstall the latter, you must use the app settings.

 Start Windows 10 Control Panel - How to Uninstall Programs and Apps on Windows 10

1. Click Start and expand the Shortcut Folder Windows System listed in the Start menu.
. 2 Select Control Panel .

 Windows 10 Control Panel - Uninstalling Apps and Programs under Windows 10

3. Select Programs .

 Windows 10 Control Panel Features - Uninstalling Programs on Windows 10

4. Select Programs and Features .
Note: You can also click on the Uninstall Program link in the Control Panel main menu . 19659002]  Uninstalling the Windows 10 Control Panel - Uninstalling Programs on Windows 10

5. Click on the column heading Publisher or Installed On to quickly find the program to uninstall.
. 6 Click on the program you would like to remove.
. 7 Click on the Uninstall link displayed in the program list above.
. 8 Click Yes if the pop-up box User Account Control appears on your screen.

In addition to Uninstall Link, you may also see Change and Repair Links appear at the top of your program list. Use one of the links to repair the program if you encounter problems and do not want to completely remove the program.

From the included uninstaller

Most programs installed on our test PC do not contain an uninstaller. Typically, Windows 10 developers run the process through the Settings app and Control Panel. However, here or there you may find a program that continues to provide a stand-alone uninstaller. To access an uninstaller:

 Manually Install Windows 10 - Uninstall Apps and Programs on Windows 10

1. Click to Start .
. 2 Locate the folder in the Start menu with the program you want to uninstall.
. 3 Click the Uninstall link in the folder.

Related Topics: How to Perform a System Restore on Windows 10

In Steam (Games Only)

PC Player If you need space for new games, you can use the uninstall process above Start Settings app or Control Panel. However, with this method, you will return to Steam. Our instructions will show you how to remove PC games if you are already in the desktop client.

 Steam Installed Games - How To Uninstall Games Under Windows 10

1. Move the mouse pointer over Library and wait for that Drop-down menu is displayed.
. 2 Select Installed to filter out the uninstalled games in your library.

 Steam Uninstall Games - Uninstalling Steam Games on Windows 10

3. On the left, select a game that you want to remove.
. 4 Right click k on the listing.
. 5 Select Uninstall from the pop-up menu.

 Steam Game Delete - How To Uninstall Games Under Windows 10

6. Click Delete in the pop-up window.

If your PC has multiple drives, do not delete games to make room for new games. Just move a few from one drive to the other if you have the space.

 Steam Installed Games - How To Uninstall Steam Games Under Windows 10

1. Hover over Library and wait, until the drop-down menu is displayed.
. 2 Select Installed to filter out the uninstalled games in your library.

 Steam Game Properties - How to Uninstall Games on Windows 10

3. Select a game on the left that you want to remove.
. 4 Right click k on the listing.
. 5 Select Properties from the pop-up menu.

 Steam Move Games - Uninstalling Steam Games on Windows 10

6. Click on the Local Files tab in the Properties .
. 7 Select Move Installation Folder .
. 8 Select the destination from the drop-down menu.
. 9 Click Move Folder .
10th Click Close when finished.


This completes our guide to uninstalling apps and programs on Windows 10. For more tips and tricks, see the following three guides:


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