How to Uninstall Programs and Apps in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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You should check your computer for unnecessary programs every once in a while, and delete them to free up some disk space. There are many ways to delete programs and apps in Windows 10.

In this article, we’re going to show you the most used and the most reliable ones.
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How do I uninstall a program on Windows 10?

Method 1: Use Programs and Features

Programs and Features is Windows built-in tool for managing programs and features of your operating system. This tool is probably the best for removing unwanted programs with just a couple of clicks.

Here’s what you need to do in order to uninstall desired program with Programs and Features tool:

  1. Go to search and type control panel
  2. Open Control Panel and click on Programs and Features
  3. Find the program you want to uninstall, right-click on it and go to Uninstall

That’s all, very simple. You can also use this tool for adding or removing certain features of Windows 10 (like Internet Explorer or .NET Framework, for example), just go to Turn Windows features on or off, and choose which features you want to add or remove.

Method 2: Use Third-party Software

If you don’t want to use Programs and Features to uninstall your programs, you can always use some third-party software.

There are a tons of software for uninstalling programs in Windows, but we recommend Piriform’s CCleaner, * Revo Uninstaller, * IObit Uninstaller.

If you want to uninstall a program with CCleaner, open it, go to Tools, Uninstall, select a program you want to uninstall, and click on Uninstall.

Method 3: Uninstall programs from Start

You can also remove programs and software straight from the Start menu. All you need to do is right-click on the respective program and then simply select uninstall.

Here’s a screenshot to help you in the process.

uninstall program start menu windows 10

— RELATED: How to uninstall Office Click-to-run on Windows 10


How do I completely remove apps from my computer?

Method 1: Use the Start Menu

Removing Start Menu Apps is even simpler than uninstalling programs. All you need to do is to go to Start Menu, right click on the app you want to remove and click on Uninstall.

Method 2: Use Command Prompt

If you want to remove all apps at once, you need to enter one command in the Command Prompt. Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  1. Go to Search and type cmd
  2. Open Command Prompt, enter the following command line, and press Enter:
    • powershell “Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage”

Method 3: Delete apps from the Settings page

You can also uninstall your Windows 10 apps from the Settings page.

  1. Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & Features
  2. Use the search box to find the app that you want to delete
  3. Select it > Uninstall it.

uninstall windows 10 app

Now all Windows 10 Apps will be removed from your Start Menu.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2015  and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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