How To Remove An Application In Windows 10
Do you have that application on your computer that you want to remove? How about applications that you thought would be useful but ended up being useless because it does not have the full functionality that you needed? Or that software that has too many push notifications and an unpleasant user interface? We’ll help you out.
Why do you need to uninstall/remove an application?
- For more speed. If your computer is overloaded with applications or programs, it tends to get slower. We sometimes have this habit of installing applications that we only use one time like a game we want to try but did not like or a shopping app where we bought something once, and then we forget to remove these apps. Some of these apps continue to run in the background slowing down our PC unless uninstalled.
- For more space. Every time we download an application, it occupies a space in our hard drive. To free up some space for more important files, we have to remove apps that we don’t really use.
- For a more updated version of a software. We also have these programs that we are using or that are important to us, but sometimes they get outdated and become useless. Thus, we need to remove them and install a newer version that will cater to our needs.
- Program Errors. These are the applications that we intentionally downloaded because we are going to use them but turned out to be malfunctioning or having errors. What can we do? Uninstall them then reinstall.
Uninstalling or Removing an Application
Click on the start menu or the Windows logo.
Type “remove” in the search bar.
Click on “Add or remove programs”.
You will see the list of applications installed on your PC. Scroll down until you find the application that you want to remove or uninstall. You can also type the name of the application in the search box.
Once you find it, click on it and then click on “Uninstall”.
There will be a pop-up message informing you that the application that you choose and all the files related to it will be uninstalled. Click on “Uninstall” to continue.
A window will pop up asking you if you want to allow the application that you will remove to make changes on your computer. Click the “Yes” button continue uninstalling and “No” if you changed your mind and don’t want to continue. Some applications will be automatically removed once you click the “Yes” button but some will have another pop-up window that will ask you something before you can fully remove them.
In our example, before we are able to fully remove the app, it asked if we want to keep the playlists and history files. If we want to keep it, we will tick the box beside “Keep playlists and history files” but if we don’t want to, we just click “Next”.
Again, a pop-up window appeared asking if we are sure to remove the application and all of its components. We click the “Yes” button to proceed.
We are now notified that we have successfully removed the application from our device, click the “OK” button to exit.