How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10


This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to uninstall Windows 10 apps and programs.

There are two types of apps that are installed on Windows 10 systems: Desktop and Windows apps.

Windows apps are those that are installed like in traditional versions of Windows and the desktop are those installed from the Windows store.

When you uninstall Windows apps, they get uninstalled from the entire system. Desktop apps get removed for all users on the system, although they may still be installed in the core systems.

When you install traditional applications like Adobe Reader and others, those are considered Windows apps.

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps

Again, Windows apps, if removed are removed from the entire system. To uninstall or remove a Windows or Desktop app from Windows 10, click on Start and select Settings as shown in the image below.

windows 10 default apps installation location

Then click System group as shown in the image below. This will show you a list of other features of Windows 10.

windows 10 systems setting page

Next, select Apps & features from the list on the left.

windows app and features

And scroll down the list to the apps you wish to uninstall, then select it and click Uninstall.

uninstall windows 10 apps

How to Uninstall Windows Apps

As with previous versions of Windows, users can remove or uninstall Windows apps via Program and Features in the Control Panel.

To get to the Control Panel in Windows 10, right-click the Start button and select Control Panel.

windows 10 control panel

Then click Programs (Uninstall a program) as shown in the image below.

Windows 10 programs and features

Finally, select the program you wish to remove or uninstall and click Uninstall.

windows 10 uninstall

Another one that can quickly uninstall desktop apps is to click the Start button and right-click the apps on the desktop and select Uninstall.

windows 10 desktop apps remove

These are the different methods one can use to uninstall or remove Windows 10 apps.

That’s it! Thanks for reading and hope you come back soon.