How to Uninstall a Program in Windows 7, 8 or 10

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This Quicknote will allow you to remove an unwanted program from any computer that uses Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is intended for current faculty, staff, and students who would like to learn how to uninstall a program in Windows.

Requirements

To follow this Quicknote you will need to have Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.

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Uninstalling a Program from Windows 7:

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  1. Click the Start Orb
  2. Click Control panel
    • Make sure you are in the category view in control panel (indicated in the top right hand corner)
  3. Click Uninstall a Program under the Programs heading
  4. Search for the program that you want to remove and click it
  5. Click Uninstall from the options at the top of the list
The program will now prompt you to complete the steps for uninstalling that particular program.



Uninstalling a Program from Windows 8 and 8.1:

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  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search
    • You can also press the Windows key on your keyboard, or click the Start Button in the bottom left
    • If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search
  2. Type control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel
    • If you clicked the Start button or pressed the Windows key, just begin typing and a Search bar will appear, and then click Control Panel
  3. Click Uninstall a Program under the Programs heading
  4. Search for the program that you want to remove and click it
  5. Click Uninstall from the options at the top of the list
The program will now prompt you to complete the steps for uninstalling that particular program.



Uninstalling a Program from Windows 10:

  1. Right click on the Windows icon in the lower left of the screen
  2. Click on Programs and Features at the top of the list
  3. Search for the program that you want to remove and click it
  4. Click Uninstall from the options at the bottom right of the selected program
The program will now prompt you to complete the steps for uninstalling that particular program.



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