How to Uninstall Programs On Windows 10

Anyone who has been using Windows Operating System for some time now must be knowing the art of installing and uninstalling programs on Windows.

The latest version of Windows, i.e Windows 10 comes with different features, controls, and user interface, it is a bit confusing for some people.

So, If you are among those and want to learn how to uninstall programs on Windows 10, this article can be very helpful.

In Windows 10, we can uninstall a program either from the Control Panel which is a traditional way of doing so OR we can uninstall programs/ apps from settings. Here is how we can go about it:

How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10 from Control Panel

Uninstalling programs from Control Panel on the Windows operating system is a very quick and easy method. In order to uninstall a program from the Control Panel, you need to open it.

There are several other ways to open Control Panel than the one that I’ve discussed in this section.

I will share the post link that lists 7 ways of opening the Control Panel in Windows 10 in this article.

So read it carefully and till the end.

Let’s go ahead and learn to uninstall programs on Windows 10 from Control Panel.

Step:1– Press Win + X

Step:2– Click “Control Panel“. It will open.

shortcut for Control Panel in windows 10

Step:3– Control Panel is a section you can go to control the whole PC. Whether you want to change System and Security settings, switch to other User Account, change Network Settings, Appearance or control clock, and stuff. Everything can be done from the Control Panel. To uninstall a program, go to “Programs“.

Step:4– Click “Uninstall a program” under “Programs”     

Uninstall programs on Windows 10

Step:5– You will have a list of all the programs installed on Windows 10. Select the program you want to uninstall and hit the “Uninstall” button. In the below screenshot,  Mozilla Firefox is selected.

How to uninstall programs on Windows 10

Step:6– The uninstall wizard will open. Follow on-screen instructions and you will be able to uninstall a program on Windows 10 easily.

For example, if we have to uninstall Mozilla Firefox, select it and hit “Next“. It will take some time to complete uninstall.

unInstall programs
uninstall firefox
Program uninstalled

So now you know the basic procedure to uninstall programs on Windows 10. You can now uninstall any program as long as you are able to open the Control Panel.

Though very rare but in case if you aren’t able to open Control Panel by pressing Win + X, you can check out our guide 7 ways to open Control Panel.

How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10 from Action Center

There is another method to uninstall programs/apps on Windows 10. In the case the Control Panel method doesn’t work, you may give it a try. Here is how to go about it.

Step:1– Click the Windows Notification icon  and then chose “All settings”

Windows 10's settings

Step:2– It will open the settings. You change settings of various programs or computer settings such as mouse speed, date & Time, desktop wallpaper & theme, etc.

Step:3– Go to “Systems” 


Step:4– Go to “Apps & features” and it will list all the apps/programs installed on Windows 10.

Apps & features

Step:5– Chose the program/ app you want to uninstall. Once you select the program that you want to uninstall, an “Uninstall” button would appear. Click it to uninstall this program.

Remove apps from Settings

There are several ways you can get into “All settings” through.

  • Click Start Menu and select “Settings”
  • Go to Cortana Text box and type “Settings” Click it to open.
  • Voice command Cortana to open settings.
  • Win + I
  • Open File Explorer > This  PC > Computer from top Menu > Open settings

Uninstall Programs from Start Menu

This is the easiest and shortest method to uninstall a particular program from Windows 10. Here is how you can about it:

Step:1– Click Start Menu.

Step:2– It will list the “Most used” Program. If the program you want to uninstall on Windows 10 is listed here, Right Click it and chose “Uninstall” That’s all!

How to uninstall programs from Start Menu on Windows 10

Step:3– If the program is not listed in Most used items, go to “All Apps” and look for the program you want to uninstall. Right-click and uninstall.

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