How to install or uninstall WordPad in Windows 10?

All of us know about Notepad, but a few are aware of WordPad in the Windows operating system. For basic purposes, we often use Notepad, while for advanced features, we use a full-fledged word processor, e.g., MS Office Word. Hence, WordPad gets unnoticed by most Windows users.

Notepad offers basic features, while WordPad offers advanced features like text formatting, change of font name, change the font color, alignment of text, and insert pictures in documents. However, WordPad doesn’t support more advanced functions like grammar checking, inserting the table, changing the background color, etc.

If you are already using an advanced word-processor program, e.g., MS Word, it is useless. Now, Windows 10 offers a provision to uninstall this built-in app. There are at least two ways through which you can install or uninstall WordPad on Windows 10 PC or laptop: Settings App and Command Prompt. This post will guide you to install or remove WordPad on Windows 10. Let us see how it works?

How to uninstall WordPad from Windows 10 using the Settings app?

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

Step 2. Click on the Settings app from the search results to launch the same.

Step 3. Click on Apps.

Step 4. Click on Apps & features.

Step 5. Under Apps & features, click on the Optional features link.

Step 6. Scroll down and click on WordPad entry. Click on the Uninstall button to remove it from your Windows 10 PC.

WordPad will be removed from your Windows 10 machine.

How to install WordPad in Windows 10 using the Settings app?

If in your Windows 10 PC, WordPad is missing due to any reason, do the following:-

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

Step 2. Click on the Settings app from the search results to launch the same.

Step 3. Click on Apps.

Step 4. Click on Apps & features.

Step 5. Under Apps & features, click on the Optional features link.

Step 6. Click Add a feature.

Step 7. Scroll down the list until you find the entry of WordPad. Click on WordPad to see the Install button. Finally, click on the Install button to get the WordPad program installed on your Windows 10 PC.

Once the above steps are completed successfully, WordPad will be installed on your PC.

If you don’t want to proceed with the above long steps, you can uninstall or install WordPad using Command Prompt.

How to Uninstall or Install WordPad Using the Command Prompt on Windows 10?

To uninstall WordPad from Windows 10 PC or laptop, do the following:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt with administrative privilege.

To open the Command Prompt with administrative privilege, click on the Start menu and type cmd.

From the available results, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” from the available options.

Step 2. At the Command Prompt, type the following command to uninstall WordPad from Windows 10 operating system:

dism /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft.Windows.WordPad~~~~0.0.1.0

Step 3. Press Enter from the keyboard to execute the command line.

WordPad will be removed from your PC.

To install WordPad from Windows 10 PC or laptop, do the following:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt with administrative privilege.

To open the Command Prompt with administrative privilege, click on the Start menu and type cmd.

From the available results, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” from the available options.

Step 2. At the Command Prompt, type the following command to uninstall WordPad from Windows 10 operating system:

dism /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft.Windows.WordPad~~~~0.0.1.0

3. Press Enter from the keyboard to execute the command line.

Once you have executed the above command, WordPad will be installed on your Windows 10 PC.

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