How to uninstall or install Notepad in Windows 10 using Settings app?

Notepad editor comes inbuilt with Windows 10. However, if you have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and do not find Notepad installed on your computer, this post will help you install the Notepad.

Most Windows PC users install MS Office; Notepad editor is unnecessary; Microsoft has decided Notepad editor optional since Windows 10 version 2004. That means you can easily uninstall the Notepad from your PC, like WordPad or any other third-party app.

In this post, we’ll guide you on how to uninstall or reinstall Notepad in Windows 10.

How to Uninstall NotePad from Windows 10?

If you don’t use NotePad and want to uninstall it from your PC completely or if Notepad is not working properly on your Windows 10 computer or notebook and want to uninstall from your PC, perform the following steps to uninstall it from your PC:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows logo + I keys or clicking on the Settings icon in the Start menu.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the Apps category.

Step 3. Under the Apps category, click on the “Apps & features” from the left side.

Step 4. On the right-side pane, click on the Optional features link.

Step 5. Scroll down to see the Notepad entry or quickly locate the Notepad app by tying the notepad in the Search box.

Step 6. Click the Notepad entry to see the Uninstall option.

Step 7. In a few seconds, the Notepad application will be removed from your PC.

Step 8. To confirm, if the Notepad has been uninstalled from your PC, press the Windows logo + R keys to open the Run dialog box. Type notepad and press Enter from the keyboard to open the notepad.

Step 9. You should see an error message, “Windows cannot find ‘notepad.’ Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”

How to install NotePad in Windows 10?

Due to some reasons, you have removed the notepad application from Windows 10 and want to reinstall it, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows logo + I keys or clicking on the Settings icon in the Start menu.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the Apps category.

Step 3. Under the Apps category, click on the “Apps & features” from the left side.

Step 4. On the right-side pane, click on the Optional features link.

5. Click on the Add a feature button.

Step 6. In the search box next to “Add an option feature,” type notepad.

Step 7. Select the Notepad and click the Install button.

Notepad will be downloaded and installed on your Windows 10 again. Once the Notepad app is installed, you can access and use Notepad again.

Update: It is now possible to install Notepad from the Microsoft store also.

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