How to uninstall programs in Windows 11

How to uninstall programs in Windows 11

 

Uninstalling applications is a great way to put things in order and free up valuable disk space. […]

Uninstalling applications that you no longer need on your Windows 11 PC is a great way to put things in order and free up valuable disk space.

Uninstall programs from the Start menu

You can quickly uninstall an application from the Start menu of Windows 11. First, click on the Windows icon on the taskbar to open the Start menu. At the top of the Start menu you will see a list of pinned applications. If the application you want to uninstall is in this list, right-click on it, and then click Uninstall in the context menu that appears.

Open the Start menu, right-click on the application and select Uninstall.

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If the app you want to uninstall is not in the Pinned Apps list, click All Apps to the right of the Pinned Apps group.

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A full list of apps will appear on the next screen. Find the app you want to uninstall, right-click on it, and then click Uninstall from the context menu.

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Once you have selected this option, a pop-up notification will appear. This notification will tell you that the application and all related data will be removed. If you are sure, click Uninstall.

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Uninstalling programs from the Settings app

If you are a fan of the Settings app, you can also use it for uninstalling programs. First, click the Search icon on the Windows taskbar, type Apps and features in the search box, and then click the Apps and Features item in the search results.

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You are now in the Apps and Features group in the Settings app. Find the app you want to uninstall, click the menu icon to the right of the app, and then click Uninstall in the menu.

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A pop-up dialog box will appear informing you that the application and related information will be removed. If you are sure, click Uninstall.

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Uninstall programs from the Control Panel

To uninstall an application from the Control Panel, open the Control Panel, and then in the Programs group, click Uninstall a Program.

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A list of applications will appear. Find the application that you want to uninstall, right-click on it, and then click Uninstall.

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A confirmation window will appear. Confirm that you want to uninstall the application to finish the process.

Uninstall programs using the Windows terminal

If you want to feel like a hacker, you can use Windows Terminal to uninstall an application. First, open Windows Terminal as an administrator by right-clicking on the Windows icon in the taskbar, and then click Windows Terminal (Admin) in the main user menu.

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You must now use the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) utility in Windows Terminal to uninstall programs. To use WMIC, run this command:

wmic

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You are now in wmic:rootcli. You now want to get a list of the programs that are installed on your Windows 11 PC. Do not skip this step, because the way the name of the application appears in this list is exactly what you need to enter in the next steps to uninstall the application.

To get a list of programs, run:

product get name

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Now write down the exact name of the program you want to uninstall, and then run this command:

productwhere name=programname call uninstall

Replace program name with the name of the actual program. For example, if I wanted to uninstall ExpressVPN, I would run this command:

product where name=ExpressVPN call uninstall

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After running the command, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to uninstall the program. To confirm, enter Y.

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