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Why can't I Uninstall a program on Windows 10?

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Sometimes, it becomes difficult to uninstall a program on Windows 10 OS. Suppose you are trying to uninstall a program but are facing difficulties or issues. To know How To Uninstall Programs On Windows 10, you can follow the methods described in the upcoming section. Knowing about your PC and OS before installing a program is mandatory. Sometimes, you might face this issue due to the interference of third-party processes. 

How To Uninstall Programs On Windows 10?

Various methods can be used to uninstall a program in Windows 10. Following are some ways to learn which will help you uninstall your Program. 

Uninstalling it from the Start menu: 

  • Move your cursor to the Start menu and select the app or Program in the list that you want to uninstall.
  • Press and hold right-click on your Program, then select Uninstall.

You can uninstall from the Windows settings:

  • Move your mouse pointer to select the Start menu, choose Settings, then Apps, and select Apps & features from the options.
  • Choose the app you want to remove, and then click on Uninstall.

You can uninstall it from the Control Panel:

  • Select the search bar and type Control panel In the search box on the taskbar to enter the Windows control panel.
  • Choose the "Programs" option, then select "Programs and Features."
  • Press and hold right-click on the Program that you wish to delete and select "Uninstall" or "Uninstall/Change." 
  • Follow the instructions shown on your screen.

To uninstall, you can use the Program's own Uninstaller:

Go to your Program's directory where you have installed it. If you don't find it, you can right-click on it and select Properties to check its location. Next, find a file named "uninstaller.exe," "uninstall.exe," or a similar name in the current folder. Double-click on it to start the Uninstaller, and follow the regular instructions to uninstall your Program that you could not uninstall in Windows 10.

Use Microsoft Program Troubleshooter to uninstall:

Microsoft has a Program Troubleshooter utility, which can be used at the time when a program creates issues while installing or uninstalling it. You can use it to troubleshoot your Program by following these steps.

  • Find "Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter" by searching it on the search bar and running it.
  • When you see "Are you having a problem installing or uninstalling a program?" Choose Uninstalling. 
  •  You'll see a list of installed programs that are installed on your Windows 10 in the pop-up window. Choose that particular Program in which you are facing issues to uninstall, and click the Next button.
  • Then click Yes and wait to complete the process.

What is the shortcut for uninstalling Programs in Windows 10?

Learn to uninstall a program in Windows 10, and you can use a shortcut to do that. Enter the Appwiz.cpl command after pressing Win+R and hitting the Enter key. A list of currently installed programs can be seen. Choose your Program that must be deleted or uninstalled as needed.

How do I Uninstall a program not listed in Control Panel?

If your Program is not shown in the control panel, you can force it to uninstall it via Registry Editor. Look out for the steps to use the registry editor to delete your Program.

  • You can press Win + R, then type "Regedit," and after pressing Enter, the Registry Editor will open in Windows 10.
  • The next step is to click the path following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Uninstall.
  • Find the subkey, then Right-click the Program and click the Delete option.
  • Select Yes to confirm to delete the registry key of your Program.
  • Restart your computer to check if the Program has been successfully uninstalled or not from your computer.

How do I delete all programs except Windows 10?

Whether you have a plan to buy a secondhand Windows 10 laptop, it is essential to reset it once before using it because it might have some fishy programs or malware that may be used as an attacking weapon for hackers. The shortest way to delete all programs except Windows 10 is given below. 

  • Press Win+R, type "Reset this PC," and enter.
  • Choose the "Remove Everything" option shown on the pop window.
  • Click next, then choose Reset after confirming again.

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