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How to Uninstall a Windows Program

Deleting unwanted programs and freeing up space on your hard drive is easier than you think.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Turn on your PC and log in.
  • Step 2: Click on the Start menu.
  • Step 3: Open the Control Panel.
  • Step 4: Choose the Programs/Uninstall Programs option. Wait while your computer populates the programs list.
  • TIP: Depending on your version of Windows, your option may read "Add/Remove Programs" instead of "Uninstall Programs."
  • Step 5: Scroll through the alphabetical list of programs and highlight the one you intend to remove.
  • Step 6: Remove the program by clicking the uninstall option and by confirming the removal if prompted.
  • Step 7: Restart the computer to complete the program's removal.
  • FACT: The first self-replicating computer virus was written and released in 1982 as a practical joke by a ninth-grader.

You Will Need

  • A computer
  • A Windows operating system

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