How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10

Want to delete an application in your Windows 10 computer but didn’t know how? Well, this article will show you several easy methods to uninstall programs on Windows 10.

These are the three common methods on how to uninstall programs on Windows 10.

Method 1: How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10 from Settings

The Windows Settings app not only allows you to troubleshoot hardware device problems, but also manage installed software in your computer. Therefore, uninstalling programs in Settings becomes as easy as pie.

  • Step 1: Type Settings in the search bar from Start button, then click Settings to open it.
  • Step 2: From Settings pane, click Apps.

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  • Step 3: Then you can see a list of applications that have been installed in your computer. Click Apps & features.
  • Step 4: Scroll down the app list, and locate the app that you want to uninstall.

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  • Step 5: Select the program you want to delete, and click Uninstall. Then Windows UAC will pop up to let you conform again. Click Yes to continue.
  • Step 6: You will see a warning popping up saying the data will be deleted. Click Uninstall to confirm.
  • Step 7: Wait for the progress to be finished.

Then your program should be uninstalled successfully.

Method 2: How to Uninstall Windows 10 Programs from Control Panel

Windows Control Panel provides the ability to view and manage Windows components quickly. So you can definitely uninstall Windows 10 programs from Control Panel.

To delete apps from Control Panel, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Type control panel in the search bar from Start button, then click Control Panel to open it.
  • Step 2: Be sure to view by large icons or small icons.
  • Step 3: Click Programs and Features. This will open the list of the installed applications in your computer.
  • Step 4: Right click on the application that you want to uninstall, and click Uninstall.

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  • Step 5: Confirm to uninstall the program and start the progress.

Then you can uninstall the program in Windows without any hassle.

If this method doesn’t work for you, don’t panic. Try the next method.

Method 3: How to Uninstall Apps on Windows 10 Using PowerShell

Sometimes you may fail to uninstall a program because it doesn’t offer the uninstall option and you can’t find it from the installed programs list. In that case, you should uninstall it using Windows PowerShell. Windows PowerShell enables you to uninstall Windows built-in applications without any problem.

  • Step 1: Press Windows key and X at the same time, and click Windows PowerShell (Admin) to open PowerShell in admin.

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  • Step 2: In Powershell, you can copy and paste the following command for each app to uninstall it. Be sure to press Enter after you paste each command in PowerShell.

    To uninstall 3D Builder:

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Get Office:

    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uinstall Groove Music:

    Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Calculator:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Calendar and Mail:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

    Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Camera:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Alarms and Clock:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Get Skype:

    Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Get Started:

    Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Maps:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Money:

    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Xbox:

    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Movies & TV:

    Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Sports:

    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall News:

    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall People:

    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Photos:

    Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Store:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Voice Recorder:

    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall OneNote:

    Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Weather:

    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

    To uninstall Phone Companion:

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

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  • Step 3: The program should be deleted after the command finished running.

Summary

So this article introduces three easy methods for you to uninstall programs in Windows 10: uninstall programs from Settings, Control Panel, or delete programs using Windows PowerShell. Hope this article becomes helpful for uninstalling Windows programs. By the way, if you forgot your Windows password and can’t access your computer, try PassFab 4WinKey, a powerful tool for Windows password recovery and you will regain access to your computer without much efforts.

FAQs About Uninstalling Programs on Windows 10

Q1: How do I uninstall a program on Windows?

There are several ways you can uninstall a program on Windows:

  • Way 1: Uninstall a program from Settings
  • Way 2: Delete a program from Control Panel
  • Way 3: Uninstall Windows programs using PowerShell

Q2: Why can't I uninstall a program on Windows 10?

Usually most programs can be uninstalled from your computer. But when a program can’t be deleted, it’s likely because it’s built-in programs in Windows, such as Microsoft Edge and Cortana; If it’s installed from third party, you should head to the support from that developer for uninstalling.

Q3: How do I find uninstalled programs on Windows 10?

Generally speaking there is no such a list or place where you can see what programs has been uninstalled from your computer. So if you want your uninstalled programs back in your system, you can reinstall in to your computer from Windows Store or from official website, or you can perform a system restore so your uninstalled programs will be restored.

Updated on / Posted by Andy Samuel to Windows 10 / Follow @Andy Samuel

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