How To Uninstall/Remove Application/Program In Windows?

Windows is very dynamic operating system which supports huge number of 3rd party applications and programs. After installing them we may want to remove or uninstall them. There are different ways to remove or uninstall applications/programs from Windows. Especially Windows 10 is more straightforward while uninstalling applications.

Uninstall From The Start Menu

Windows 10 provides the ability to uninstall application from the start menu. First open the start menu and locate the application you want to uninstall. Right-click on it which will open a menu that contains the “Uninstall” option. In this case we will find the Firefox and right-click on it. We will then click to the “Uninstall”.

This will open the “Programs and Features” screen like below. There we will find the Firefox installation which is named as “Mozilla Firefox 83.0” and select it. The last step is clicking to the Uninstall button above the applications like below.

Uninstall From The Settings Page

The Settings are added with the Windows 10 operating system. From the Start Menu in the left side the Settings icon resides above the Power and below the Pictures. Click to the settings to open it

Open Settings

The Apps provides applications features and uninstallation. We will click to the Apps like below.

Windows Apps

The default page of the Apps lists the installed applications like below. Find the application you want to remove and click on it. This will open the Uninstall button like below. Just click to the Uninstall button and follow instructions.

Uninstall Application

Uninstall From The Control Panel

Control Panel is used to manage all the Windows operating systems. The Control Panel exists even before Windows 10 and provides the ability to uninstall applications.

Open Control Panel from Start Menu

The Control Panel is like below. We will select the “Programs and Features” which will open a similar screen previously used in the first method.

Open Programs and Features From Control Panel

From the Programs and Feature, the installed applications will be listed below. We will navigate the application we want to install and select it. In this example, we will uninstall the Mozilla Firefox. then the Uninstall button above will start the uninstallation process.

Uninstall Applications From Programs and Features

Uninstall From The PowerShell Command Line Interface

The PowerShell command line interface can be used to uninstall applications. First step is listing installed applications. So we will get the complete name of the applications we want to uninstall. Wewill use the Get-WmiObject and Select-Object commands like below.

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select-Object -Property Name

Now we can select the complete name of the application we want to uninstall. In this case, we will uninstall the application named “Mozilla Firefox 83.0

$app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product -Filter "Name = 'Mozilla Firefox'"
$app.Uninstall()

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