How to Uninstall Programs Using "Programs and Features"

By Techwalla Contributor

Most Windows programs perform a variety of actions upon installation. Program files are copied to the Programs folder of your hard drive, certain settings and installation information is copied to the Windows Registry and sometimes folders for personal files are created in your User Profile folder. Windows "Programs and Features" is a simple and fast way to cleanly uninstall almost any program on your computer. You can also change or repair particular programs with the same feature.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" button and then click on "Control Panel." Click on "Programs" and then click on "Programs and Features."

Step 2

Choose a program, then click on "Uninstall." You may also choose the option to "Change or Repair" some programs.

Step 3

Enter your administrator password if prompted. Close the "Programs and Features" window once the process is complete.