How to Remove Lenovo Bloatware

By Anthony Smith

Lenovo, like nearly every other computer manufacturer, sells its computers with software installed. This is usually a combination of brand-specific software and trial versions from third parties. These extra software packages seemingly get larger with each new model of computer that is released, to the point that many users now refer to them as "bloatware." Here is how to rid your Lenovo computer of bloatware.

Step 1

Go to the Windows desktop. Look over the icons and list the names of the software you want to remove.

Step 2

Click "Start," then click "Programs." Check the menu and submenus and list the other software you want to remove.

Step 3

Return to the Start Menu and click "My Computer." Select your hard drive and double click on the "Program Files" folder. List the names of any software you want to remove.

Step 4

Return to the Start Menu. Click "Control Panel" and select "Add or Remove Programs."

Step 5

Find the first software program you want to remove in the list of programs in the "Add or Remove Programs" window. Click "Remove." Click "Yes" when asked "Are you sure ...?"

Step 6

Repeat Step 5 for each of the programs on your list. Restart your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If software you want to remove is still present after taking these steps, reinstall the software and repeat the removal process. Removal failures often can be traced to an improper installation.