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How to Uninstall a Program Windows

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016 02:54PM EST

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

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, 7, or Vista.

Note: Vista will no longer be supported by Microsoft starting April 11 2017

Table of Contents

Uninstalling a Program from Windows Vista or 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 select 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
    • 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. Please type: control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel
  3. Click Uninstall a Program under the Programs heading
  4. Search for the program that you want to remove and select 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 start button in the lower left of the screen
  2. Click on Programs and Features Programs and Features window will open
  3. Click on the Program that you wish to Uninstall to highlight that program
  4. Left Click on Uninstall at the top of the list

The program will now prompt you to complete the steps for uninstalling that particular program.

Troubleshooting

If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

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Email: itshelpdesk@umflint.edu

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