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How to uninstall programs on Windows 10

Need to uninstall a program? With only a couple of simple steps, you can easily remove a program from your Windows 10 system.
Need to delete a program from Windows 10?

Everyone needs to uninstall programs on Windows 10 every now and again. Whether it is because of a storage shortage or malfunctioning program, the uninstallation process is a useful thing for anyone to know. With only a couple of simple steps, you can easily remove that piece of software from your Windows 10 system. Below, you'll learn how to:

  • Remove a program from Windows 10.
  • Uninstall a program using the Windows command prompt.
  • Use Revo Uninstall to remove an installed program safely.

How to remove a program in Windows 10

  1. Type Control Panel into the Windows 10 search field, which is next to the Windows Start button.
    Uninstall programs on Windows 10: Open the Control Panel using the search field
    Uninstall programs on Windows 10: Open the Control Panel using the search field
  2. In the Control Panel dialog, click on Uninstall a program.
    Click on Uninstall a program from the Windows 10 Control Panel
    Click on Uninstall a program from the Windows 10 Control Panel
  3. Select the program in the list that you want to uninstall, then click Uninstall.
    Select the program then click Uninstall to remove a program from Windows 10
    Select the program then click Uninstall to remove a program from Windows 10
  4. You will be asked to confirm your decision and that's all there is to it. You have successfully removed a program from your Windows 10 computer.

How to uninstall a program using the command prompt in Windows 10

For those who are comfortable with the command prompt in Windows 10, this is an easy option.

  1. Type in cmd in the Windows 10 search bar. In the list of results at the top, click the right arrow button next to Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator.
    Starting CMD
    Running Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. In the command prompt dialog, type wmic and then press Enter.
  3. The command prompt will change to wmic:root\cli>. Type Product get name and press Enter to list all of the programs that have been installed on your computer using the Windows 10 installer.
    Using the Windows 10 command prompt to list installed programs
    Using the Windows 10 command prompt to list installed programs
  4. Type: product where name="name of program" call uninstall
  5. Then press Enter. Important: Instead of "name of program", type in the exact name of the program you wish to uninstall. Make sure you keep the quote marks.
  6. The command prompt will ask to confirm this command, type Y and your program will be uninstalled.

Use Revo Uninstall to remove programs in Windows 10

As suggested by a MVP user in the Windows 10 customer support forums, you can use Revo Uninstaller to remove any software from your Windows 10 machine. If you don't want to go through the Windows 10 settings, all you have to do is install this software and use it to remove a program you no longer need from your Windows 10 computer. With only a couple of steps, you can start using the software free of charge.

  1. Go to the Revo Uninstaller official website.
  2. Go to the download section and pick the free version.
  3. Download the software and install it on your computer.
    Revo Uninstaller
    Use Revo Uninstaller to easily remove programs on Windows 10
  4. Let the Revo Uninstaller scan your computer.
  5. Simply pick which program you want to remove and the Revo Uninstaller will remove it from your computer. As easy as it gets!

This guide has hopefully, answered your questions about uninstalling programs on Windows 10. Pick the method that suits you the best!

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