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How to uninstall an application in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 and do not need an application, you can uninstall it. There are several ways to do this, depending on the type of application. See more details below.

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Uninstall an application using the Start menu

If an application is installed using Microsoft Store, you can uninstall it quickly via the Start menu. To do this, open the "Start" menu and locate the application icon, then right-click on it. In the menu that appears, select "Uninstall".

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If this is your first time uninstalling a program this way, it will warn you with a small pop-up dialog box. Click "Uninstall" again. The application will be uninstalled without requiring any further action from you. If you change your mind, you can download and reinstall it later through the Microsoft Store.

If you right-click on an application that was not installed through the Microsoft Store and select "Uninstall", the "Programs and Features" window will open. Locate the program in the list, select it, and then click the "Uninstall" button.

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If an uninstall wizard appears, follow the steps until the program is uninstalled. You can then close the "Programs and Features" window.

Uninstall an application using Settings

Perhaps the most complete way to uninstall an application in Windows 10 is by using Settings. This is because you can see a list of each program installed on the system and easily choose which one you want to uninstall.

To do this, open "Settings" by clicking on the "Start" menu and selecting the gear icon. (Or you can press Windows + I on your keyboard.)

In "Settings", click on "Apps".

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After that, you will see a list of all the applications that are installed on your system. This includes both applications that are installed through the Microsoft Store and applications that are installed through other methods.

Locate the entry for the program you want to uninstall and select it. Then click on "Uninstall".

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If the application was installed from the Microsoft Store, it will be uninstalled immediately without additional steps.

If an application is installed by other means, you may see an additional pop-up dialog box. If so, click "Uninstall" again. After that, the uninstall wizard of the program will start. Follow the wizard steps and the application will be completely uninstalled.

Uninstall an application using the Control Panel

You can also uninstall non-Microsoft Store applications using the old Windows Control Panel. To do this, open the "Start" menu and type "control", then click on the "Control Panel" icon.

In the "Programs" section, do click in the "Uninstall a program" option.

By the window Programs and Features displayed, you will see a large list of installed ones applications which you can sort by name, publisher, installation date, size and version number by clicking on the column headings.

This list does not include applications installed from the Microsoft Store. To uninstall any of them, use the "Settings" window or right-click and select "Uninstall" in the "Start" menu.

Locate the program you want to uninstall and click registration to select it. Then click the "Uninstall" button.

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An uninstall wizard for the program will start. Click on the steps to complete the process.

Source of information: howtogeek.com

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