Wednesday October 05, 2022

Windows 11 basics: How to uninstall apps

There are many reasons to uninstall programs and applications from Windows 11. You might be trying to free up space or you don’t use the program anymore. There are many ways to uninstall an application, depending on the type of app you want to remove. Try another method if one method fails.
Not all apps can be uninstalled with the methods described here. Some built-in apps like Microsoft Edge cannot be uninstalled with the command prompt. Tom’s Hardware provides some instructions on how to do this, but there is some debate about whether it would cause more problems than it’s worth. You may prefer to ignore its presence.
The process for most applications is quite straightforward.
Uninstall an app using the Start menu
Simple apps such as those from the Microsoft Store can be uninstalled easily from the Start menu. You may need to perform a more formal uninstall for larger programs and apps that may store settings in your Windows Registry or other locations on your system. You should not delete your app, but uninstall it properly.
Here’s how you can get started:
Click on the Start button.
Locate the app (you might need to click All apps at the upper-right corner).
Right-click the app and choose Uninstall.
You can uninstall certain apps directly from the Start Menu. If you see the message “This app and its associated information will be deleted”, then you can click the Uninstall button. To uninstall the app, click on “Uninstall” once more. If it’s a complex application, a button will appear that says Uninstall. You will be taken to the Uninstall/change a program page within the Control Panel. Use the Control Panel to uninstall an app
You can also access this page by clicking on the search icon in the taskbar, typing Control Panel and clicking on the app bar. Next, click on Uninstall a Program under the Programs heading.
Scroll down until you find the program that you wish to delete. (If it isn’t there, you might need to uninstall it through settings — the instructions are below.
Click on the program’s list to open it. Next, click on the Uninstall button at top of page. You can also right-click the program and choose Uninstall, or double-click it.
To uninstall an app, highlight it and click on “Uninstall/Change.” The next steps will vary depending on which program you are using. In some cases, you will not have to do anything other than remove the application. A pop-up window may appear asking you to confirm. Click Uninstall in that case. A window may appear asking you if you would like to allow the app to make changes on your device. Click Yes. Click Yes.
Another, and perhaps more convenient way to uninstall a program in Windows 10 is to use the “Apps & features” section of your Windows 10 settings.
Click on the Start button.
To open Settings, select the cog.
Select Apps from left column.
Click on App & Features.
Scroll down to the app that you wish to uninstall and click the three dots to the right.
Click on the app that you want to uninstall. Click on the Uninstall button. (If the button is grayed, it means you can’t uninstall the app via the normal Windows interface.
A small pop-up window will open. Click on the Uninstall button.
A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that the app is uninstalled.

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