There might be some apps and programs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 that are no longer needed. As many users are aware, installing an app or program is as easy as a few clicks, but uninstalling those same apps and programs can seem like a painful and complicated endeavor. So much so that some users may just give up on the process of uninstalling apps and programs entirely.
Getting rid of these unwanted programs and apps is necessary to free up disk space or unclutter the Start Menu. In addition, uninstalling unwanted apps and programs can help a PC or laptop to run faster and more efficiently. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to put the effort in and get rid of unwanted programs. This is especially true if they are causing problems and can't be repaired.
According to Microsoft, there's more than one way to remove unwanted apps and programs in Windows 10. If the app or program cannot be found in one location, try looking for it elsewhere. Keep in mind that there are some programs built into Windows 10 that cannot be uninstalled. To uninstall an app or program from the Start menu, simply select Start and find it from the list shown, press and hold on the app (or right-click on it), and then select Uninstall.
Uninstalling Programs From Settings Or Control Panel
The Settings page can also be used to uninstall an unwanted app or program. To Uninstall from the Settings page, select Start, then select Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Find and select the app to be removed and then select Uninstall. Another option is to remove the app or program using the Control Panel. To uninstall programs from the Control Panel, type Control Panel in the search box on the taskbar and select it from the results. Select Programs > Programs and Features and then either right-click or press and hold the app or program that needs to be removed and select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change and simply follow the on-screen instructions.
If there is an error message while attempting to uninstall an app or program, try using the Uninstall Troubleshooter or Program Uninstall. Keep in mind that Windows’ uninstallers don’t always remove all of the files and settings. For those who want to deep clean their PC or laptop, a third-party uninstaller can sometimes be helpful to ensure apps and programs have been completely removed from Windows 10.