3 ways to uninstall or remove apps and programs in Windows 10

Windows 10 is packed with dozens of apps in addition to classic programs and tools. Users also keep installing different apps or programs according to their requirements. Some of the apps are really good, and we continue to use them, while some of the apps we never use. Some developers include an uninstall option under the installation folder of the app. You can uninstall the respective app by double-click on uninstall under the respective installation folder of Program Files.

If you don’t find these uninstall options under the app’s installation folder, you can do the same by other methods. There is no need to install a third-party tool to uninstall the built-in apps and installed apps on Windows 10 PC.

Microsoft now offers three ways to uninstall apps from Windows 10 PC. You can uninstall the native apps (which come with Windows 10) and manually installed apps. Starting with Windows 10 build 14936, now Microsoft offers to uninstall almost all native apps by navigating to the Apps & features section of the Settings app.

How to uninstall or remove native apps and manually installed programs in Windows 10 using the Start menu?

With this method, you can uninstall native apps of Windows 10 as well as manually installed apps.

Step 1. Click on the Start button and type the app name you want to remove or uninstall from your Windows 10 PC.

Step 2. Click on the Uninstall link from the right pane to uninstall the selected app.

Or, right-click on the program which you want to uninstall and select uninstall.

How to uninstall or remove installed programs in Windows 10 using the Start menu?

With this method, you can uninstall only third-party apps in Windows 10, which you have installed manually. This means you will not be available to uninstall native Windows 10 apps, e.g., Dolby Access.

Step 1. Click on the Start button and type appwiz.cpl.

Step 2. From the search results, click on appwiz.cpl to launch “Programs and Features.”

Step 3. Double-click on the app which you want to uninstall.

Step 4. Click on the Yes button to complete the uninstall.

How to uninstall default Windows 10 apps as well as third-party apps using Settings?

Step 1. Click on the Start button and type Settings.

Step 2. From the available search results, click on the Settings app to launch the same.

Step 3. Under the Settings window, click on Apps.

Step 4. Click Apps & features from left side menus.

Step 5. Scroll down to see the lists of apps and programs currently installed on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 6. Click on the App which you want to uninstall from your PC.

Step 7. Click the Uninstall button.

Step 8. Click on the Uninstall button when the message prompts that “This app and its related info will be uninstalled.”.

Step 9. Now, the selected app will start uninstalling.

That’s all! Above are three easy ways through which you can uninstall the native apps and third-party apps from your Windows 10 PC.

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