How to Uninstall or Remove Software on a Computer

Unused programs on your computer take up extra storage space and can slow your computer's performance. Windows includes a utility that streamlines the process of uninstalling unused or unneeded programs. You can access this utility through your computer's Control Panel.

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You can uninstall software in a matter of minutes.
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Click the "Start" button.

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Click "Control Panel."

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Click the "Uninstall a program" link under Programs.

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Click a program you want to remove from your computer and click "Uninstall." Repeat the process for any other programs you want to uninstall.