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 How to Uninstall Programs in Windows

 Instructions for uninstalling programs in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

Instructions for uninstalling programs in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
*Please note: To uninstall programs in Windows you need to have administrative privileges on your computer. If you do not have privileges to uninstall you will need to consult your system administrator.


Windows 8
1. Go to the Windows start screen.  (Press the Windows Key https://kb.wisc.edu/images/group1/27423/windows_start_8.1.jpg on your keyboard.)

   

2. Type in “control panel” and it will perform a search. Click on "Control Panel" result.

 

3. In the control panel either select “Uninstall a program” or “Programs and Features

 

 

5. A list of all installed programs will load. Select the program you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall/Change at the top of the screen.

 

6. You will then be guided through an uninstall process and the program will uninstall.

 

*Please note: When uninstalling an application, it may be necessary to restart your computer. 

 

Windows 7 and Vista

1. Open the start menu and click “Control Panel”.

2. In the control panel either select Uninstall a program or Programs and Features

 

3. A list of all installed programs will load. Select the program you want to uninstall, and then click “Uninstall” at the top of the screen.

4. You will then be guided through an uninstall process and the program will uninstall.

*Please note: When uninstalling an application, it may be necessary to restart your computer. 

 

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