How to uninstall Windows 10 programs

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Via Control Panel

To be able to uninstall Windows 10 programs you can first of all contact the appropriate function attached to Control Panel Windows. So, to start with, click the Start button (The pennant located in the lower left corner of the screen) on the taskbar and, in the search field that is shown to you at this point, type control panel then click on the first result in the list, the one you find next to the wording Best match.



In the window that is now shown on your desktop, click on the item Uninstall a program che trovi sotto the dicitura Programs, on the left. If you can't see these items, make sure they are in the menu View by: located at the top right the option is selected Category (and if not, select it, of course). Alternatively, type uninstall a program in the search field located at the top right and click on the item Uninstall a program that is shown to you in the window.

Now, locate the software you intend to remove from the list of programs that is shown to you, select it by left clicking on it and then press the button Uninstall or Uninstall / Change which is located at the top. If asked, indicate your willingness to start the procedure to uninstall Windows 10 programs and wait a few moments for this to first start and then complete (in some cases you may be asked to confirm the execution several times of the operation). Keep in mind that at the end, you may be asked to restart the system to apply the changes made, if so, you agree by pressing the appropriate button visible on the screen.


Once the entire uninstallation procedure is complete, the previously selected program will be removed and will no longer be available on your computer. Clearly, in case of second thoughts you can always install the removed application again.


Keep in mind that in case you have to uninstall multiple programs on Windows 10 you will have to carry out the steps I have just described for each application on which you intend to act. I know, it's a bit of a nuisance but unfortunately at the moment the operating system does not integrate a function that allows you to remove multiple programs at the same time, sorry.

Via system settings

In addition to the "normal" programs, on Windows 10 there are also applications. Some of these are already pre-installed on the system and cannot be removed while others can be deleted without problems. The difference between uninstalling Windows 10 programs and removing applications, however, lies in the procedure that must be adopted to succeed. In the case of apps, in fact, it is necessary to take advantage of the special function attached to the section Settings of system.

To delete one or more apps from Windows 10 you must therefore click on button Home Windows after which you have to click on the icon Settings (Quella a forma di gear wheel) from the menu that opens and you have to click on the icon System located at the top left of the window that at this point is shown to you on the desktop.


Once this is done, select the item App and features from the left sidebar, click on the name of the program to remove and press the button Uninstall twice in a row. In most cases, you can always click on to finish removing a program NEXT o Next.

By default, the applications installed on Windows 10 are sorted by name but you can optionally change the display mode by expanding the drop-down menu at the top and selecting, depending on what your needs and preferences are, the 'option Sort by size (to sort apps by their size) or Sort by installation date (to sort apps by their installation date)


Through special software

Sometimes it happens that the procedure to uninstall Windows 10 programs seen together in the previous lines does not fully do its duty and that the deleted software leaves unwanted traces on the disk and in the system registry. To avoid this, just use software like Revo Uninstaller.

Then connect to the official website of the program via the link I just provided you and then click on the button Free download placed in correspondence with the wording Revo Unistaller Freeware to download it to your PC. Alternatively, if you don't feel like installing new programs on your computer, you can download the portable version of the application by clicking on the button Download placed at the section Revo Uninstaller Freeware Portable.

When the download is complete, if you have downloaded the standard version of Revo Uninstaller, open the program installation package (revosetup.exe) and first click on Yes and then OK. Then put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and finish the setup by first clicking on NEXT three consecutive times and then on Install e end.


If, on the other hand, you have downloaded the portable version of Revo Uninstaller, all you have to do is open the ZIP package that contains it and extract its contents in a folder of your choice. Next you need to enter the folder x64 (if you are using a 64-bit operating system) or in the folder x86 (if you are using a 32-bit OS) and you need to boot RevoUn.exe to launch the application.

As soon as Revo Uninstaller is started, you will find yourself in front of the list of programs installed on your PC. Then select the icon of the software you want to delete, press the button Uninstall located at the top left and, if possible, completes the standard uninstallation procedure of the application.

If the Revo Uninstaller interface appears to be in English instead of citt脿n, translate it by clicking the button Options at the top and selecting thecitt脿n from the drop-down menu for choosing the language.


After the standard uninstallation procedure of the selected program, put the check mark next to the item moderate in Revo Uninstaller, click on the button Scan located at the bottom right and wait for all the files, folders and registry keys that refer to the software you just deleted are found.

Finally, click on the buttons NEXT e Yes in order to be able to remove all the elements found by Revo Uninstaller, wait for the residual files of the program that are still left on Windows 10 to be shown and delete them by first clicking on Finished and then Yes.

In case of problems

Have you slavishly followed the instructions above but are still unable to complete the procedure to uninstall Windows 10 programs due to some error? Well, most likely it is because at that moment the applications you intend to act on are running. In this case, in order to uninstall Windows 10 programs you will first have to close them.

To do this, you can rely on the function Activity management of the system. To use it, left click on the taskbar, select the item Activity management attached to the menu that is shown to you and wait a few moments for the Activity management is visible on the screen. To quickly close a program, just select it from the list that is shown to you and click on the button End activity.

If you cannot see the software you intend to uninstall but cannot delete from the system, click on the button More details present in the lower left part of the Task Manager window and look for it in the list that you find next to the tab Processes.

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