The Windows Store, which is built into Windows 10, makes it easier than ever to download and try new software. The only issue is that you might end up with an excessive number of apps that you don’t use or want. We’ll show you a few quick ways to Uninstall Apps and Programs and free up space on your computer in this guide.
How to uninstall an app or program in Windows 10
In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to Uninstall Apps and Programs. The quickest method is to open the Start menu, locate the app you want to uninstall, and right-click its entry in the apps list. At the bottom of the menu, select “Uninstall” and confirm the prompt to remove the app.
If the app was downloaded from the App Store, it should be uninstalled right away. Older desktop programs may display a wizard that you must complete before the app can be uninstalled.
If you want to uninstall multiple apps at once, the Start menu solution might be a little too complicated for you. Open the Settings app and go to the “Apps” category to quickly uninstall multiple apps or programs. Here you’ll find a list of all the programs installed on your computer, including both Windows Store apps and desktop programs.
You can find each app you want to remove by scrolling down the list. To remove it, click its name and then the Uninstall button. If you’re removing a desktop program, you might have to go through an installer prompt again. Simply follow the program’s instructions to uninstall it – it’s usually just a matter of clicking “Next” repeatedly, but pay attention to any warnings or questions that may appear.
If you want to delete apps to free up space on your PC, the Settings app should be your first stop. The list can be filtered by “Size” to display the largest apps first. This can assist you in identifying space-consuming products that aren’t in use.
You might come across an app that you can’t uninstall. These are usually built-in Windows 10 apps that come with the operating system. There is no “Uninstall” option in the Start menu, and the “Uninstall” button in Settings is greyed out.
Microsoft does not want you to delete these apps, and doing so necessitates a technical process that is beyond the scope of this guide. It’s worth noting, however, that Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build this week that included the ability to remove many more built-in apps. This update should arrive on your device sometime in the first half of 2019.
Uninstall Apps and Programs isn’t difficult, and it shouldn’t cause any problems. Just remember to back up any data you might want to keep first, and read any warnings or confirmations that may appear.