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tarekma76 Easy Ways to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10
Quote:You're stuck with several applications on your Windows 10 PC that you no longer use or want. Time to get rid of them to free up disk space and unclutter your Start Menu. But how do you give them the heave-ho?

Windows 10 includes an uninstaller option available through the Start menu and via a screen in Settings, not to mention Control Panel, which is still alive and kicking. You can quickly and cleanly remove a Windows 10 Universal app through the uninstall feature in the Start menu and in Settings, though not with the Control Panel applet.

But try to remove a full desktop application using Windows' built-in options, and the process often leaves behind detritus in the form of leftover folders and files and scattered Registry entries. That's why you may want to use a third-party uninstaller such as Revo Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller, and Ashampoo UnInstaller, which can fully wipe out entire applications, leaving no traces behind.

Uninstall Through Startup Menu

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Let's first check out how to uninstall a program from the Windows 10 Start Menu. Click the Start button and look for a program you wish to remove, either in the All Apps list on the left or in the tiled section on the right. Right-click the program, and if it can be removed this way, you'll see an option for Uninstall in the pop-up menu. Click it, confirm you want to uninstall it, and it's gone.

Uninstall Through Settings

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To more easily view all the programs you can uninstall, go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. This screen shows you both Windows Universal apps and standard desktop applications, so you should find every program installed on your PC here. Scroll down the list to locate the program you wish to remove. Click it and then select Uninstall.

Uninstall Through Control Panel

If you prefer using Control Panel, that option is still available in the latest edition of Windows 10. Open Control Panel in icon view and select the applet for Programs and Features. This view does not show you Windows Universal apps, only standard desktop applications. Select the program you wish to remove, then either right-click it and select Uninstall or select Uninstall at the top of the list.

Why Use Third-Party Uninstallers

The built-in Windows uninstallers will get the job done, but they may not get it done cleanly. Applications often proliferate their files and settings throughout your system, may place files in obscure locations, and will even populate your Registry with settings that can be difficult to track down.

Windows' uninstallers don't necessarily remove all these leftover files and settings. If you want to keep your Windows environment as clean as possible, a third-party uninstaller will do a better job of deleting an application completely.

The challenge in fully removing a Windows desktop application lies in finding the right balance. Many Windows files and Registry settings are shared by more than one program. The trick is to remove any leftover files and settings for the program you're uninstalling without disabling another program that may still rely on those items.

That's why certain third-party uninstallers have specific backups and safeguards in place for this reason. Now, let's look at three such programs.

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I use Revo Uninstaller

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