You must have being tired of that appilication, here are the 8 best ways to uninstall an unwanted app from your windows 7, 8, and windows 10
- Dump the program
This happens often. You have concluded on removing a program from your system, because it is unusable, outdated, or plain old unnecessary.
There are two main ways in dumping an unwanted program. One is to open the uninstall function or program that may have come with your application. The standard Windows way, more so, is to use the “Add or Remove Programs” function from the Control Panel, and that’s what we’ll cover today.
- Migrate to the Add or Remove Programs Utility
Uninstalling is one of the easy task to perform. To carry it out you will need to know how to access the “Add or Remove Programs” utility, and a small amount of time (depending on the size of the application you want to remove and the speed of your computer).
This procedures are written for Windows 7 and up. However, Windows 10 users have other methods for removing programs that we will cover at the end of this tutorial.
To get started you need to open the Control Panel for your version of Windows. If you don’t know how to do that check out our tutorial on how to open the Control Panel.
Once the Control Panel is open look in the top right corner. Make sure the ”Check by” option is set to ”Large icons” from the drop down menu. Next, click Programs and features.
- Choose an application to delete
Here you will see a list of all the programs installed on your computer for Windows 10 users this only applies to desktop programs, not Windows Store apps. Movel down to the list of programs until you find the one you want to uninstall–the list is arranged alphabetically.
In this example, you will remove an old browser called Maelstrom that you no longer need. Select the program with a single left-click so that it will be highlighted. Towards the top of the program list click the” uninstall” button that appears.
- Remove and confirm selection
NOTE:If a pop-up button appears, it is usually asking whether or not you really want to uninstall the program. Left-click whatever the affirmative option is. Usually this is Yes, Uninstall, or in some cases carry on.
- Application removed
What it takes for the program to disappear depends on what you are uninstalling. Soft or lesser programs will disappear in a few seconds. Others may require you to go through an uninstaller program that leads you through the removal of the program.
When the unstallation is complete, you will see the list of programs currently installed on your computer, minus the program you just uninstalled. There will not necessarily be a confirmation message that the program has been uninstalled, but there often is. If the program doesn’t disappear from the Control Panel list right away give it a few minutes.
- Windows 10: Two methods
In Windows 10, there are main two ways to delete or getting rid of programs that are a little bit simpler or easier than the control panel method listed above.
- The start menu option
The first method is the simplest. Click on start, find the program you want to uninstall by scrolling down the All Apps list. When you find the program or Windows Store app you want to get rid of, hover over it with your mouse, and right-click. From the menu that appears select” uninstall”. Then follow the same method to get rid of the program as if you’d clicked “Uninstall” in the Control Panel.
Windows 8 and 8.1 users can also use this method. Instead of right-clicking a program in the Start menu, however, you’d right-click from the Start or All Apps screens.
- The settings application option
The final option is to follow the Settings app method. Get started by navigating to Start > Settings > System > Apps & features. A list of all the installed Windows Store apps and desktop programs will populate on this screen of the Settings app.
Scroll down the list until you find the program you want to remove. Left-click the program and two buttons will appear: Modify and Uninstall. Most of the time Modify won’t be available to use, but the option you want is Uninstall anyway.
Once you click that button it’s just like selecting “Uninstall” from the Control Panel. Continue from this point as you would using that method.