7 Ways to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a built-in uninstaller app that helps you to remove unwanted software from your PC with ease. However, many times, a few programs refuse to uninstall from our Widows PC, and here a third-party app represents a handy role. In this gearupwindows post, we will guide you with all the possible methods and programs to quickly and easily uninstall software on your Windows 10 PC. Some of the methods are useful to uninstall the apps on Windows 7/8 also.

The following are the easy process or tool through which you can uninstall a program on your Windows 10 PC:-

  1. Using Start Menu
  2. From Settings app
  3. By Program and Features
  4. Program Installer and Uninstaller troubleshooter
  5. Default Program Uninstaller
  6. Using Safe Mode
  7. Using Third-Party Uninstaller

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 from Start Menu?

Step 1. Click on the Start button and search for the application that you want to remove from your PC completely.

Step 2. Right-click on the program and select Uninstall option from the context menu.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 using the Settings app?

Step 1. Press Windows logo + I keys simultaneously to open Settings app. Now, click on the Apps category to open applications settings.

Step 2. In the left side pane, click on the Apps & features.

Step 3. Now, on the right side pane, scroll down to find the application that you want to uninstall from your computer. First, click on the application and then select the Uninstall button.

Step 4. A pop-up window will appear saying, “This app and its related info will be uninstalled.” Click the Uninstall button to remove the selected app from your PC.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 through Programs & Features?

This is another easy way to uninstall any program or application package from your computer. Follow these steps to uninstall the selected application from your PC:-

Step 1. Press Windows logo + R keys simultaneously to launch the Run dialog box.

Step 2. In the Run box that opens, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Programs and Features window:-

appwiz.cpl

Alternatively, click on the Start button and type appwiz.cpl. Then, click on the appwiz.cpl to open the Programs and Features window in the available results.

Step 3. In the Programs and Features window that appears, select the application or software you would like to remove from your PC. Finally, click on the Uninstall button and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the selected program completely from your computer.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 from Program Installer and Uninstaller troubleshooter?

If a traditional Uninstaller tool of Windows 10 is unable to uninstall the program or application from your PC, download and run the Program Installer and Uninstaller troubleshooter that will help you remove unwanted programs from your computer.

Step 1. Navigate to this Microsoft website link and download Program Installer and Uninstaller troubleshooter by clicking on the Download troubleshooter button.

Step 2. Double-click on the downloaded executable file to run it on your PC. Clicking on the Next button, the program will search for problems.

Step 3. When you are asked, “Are you having a problem installing or uninstalling a program?” on your computer, choose Uninstalling option.

Step 4. Next, the program will search for a registry for patch-related problems and list down your PC’s installed software. Then, under the “Select the program you want to uninstall” section, choose the program from the program’s list and packages, and then click on the Next button.

Step 5. Finally, click on “Yes, try uninstall” to start the uninstallation process on your computer.

Once you complete the above steps, the selected program or application will be removed from your PC. You might be prompted to reboot your computer to complete the uninstallation process.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs using Default Program Uninstaller?

A good program or application always comes with an uninstaller file available in the program setup folder. Therefore, you can uninstall the application completely from your machine by double-clicking the uninstaller executable file under the installation folder.

Step 1. Right-click on the application shortcut icon on the desktop and select “Open file location.“

If a program shortcut icon does not exist on the desktop or you have deleted it, click on the Start button and type the application name you want to eliminate from your PC—Right-click on the app and select “Open file location” from the context menu.

Step 2. In the installed application location, look for uninstall executable file. Then, double-click on the uninstaller application to start the uninstallation process.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 in Safe Mode?

If none of the above methods helps you uninstall an application from your Windows 10 computer, try out the Safe Mode to completely kill the stubborn program. To enter into Safe Mode, try our ultimate guide on adding Safe Mode to the Boot menu in Windows 10. After entering Windows 10 into safe boot mode, you can uninstall the software using any of the above methods.

How to Uninstall Applications or Programs in Windows 10 using a third-party tool?

If you don’t want to leave the registry traces or unnecessary files on your Windows 10 PC after uninstalling an application, we recommend you download and install any of the following third-party tools:-

  1. Geek Uninstaller
  2. Wise Program Uninstaller
  3. Revo Uninstaller
  4. IObit Uninstaller
  5. Puran Utilities
  6. Glary Utilities

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