How to Uninstall a Program in Windows 8?

Sep 26, 2013

Be it freeing up your hard disk space or to install a good alternative, you may want to uninstall a program due to many reasons. Want to uninstall a program from your Windows 8 PC? Removing or uninstalling software in Windows 8 is easy. If you are not sure about how to do that, continue reading and follow the steps.

Steps to uninstall a software from Windows 8:

  1. Start your computer and move your mouse cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen. Windows Start Screen icon will appear.
  2. Right click over the Start Screen icon. A new menu will appear. From the menu, select Control Panel.
  3. Windows 8 Start Screen Menu

  4. Windows 8 Control Panel will appear. Go to Programs section (make sure view by is Category) and press Uninstall a program link.
  5. The Uninstall or change a program window will appear. Look in the list of installed programs and find the program you want to Uninstall or remove from your computer.
  6. Once you you have located the program, right click on the name of the program. An Uninstall (or Uninstall/Change) option will appear. Select that option and that particular program will be uninstalled from your Windows 8 computer.
  7. Windows 8 Uninstall A Program

  8. Optionally, restart your computer to properly finish the uninstall process.

Note: Some programs comes with special Uninstall or Repair panels. For example: security software. If you uninstall such a program by following the above mentioned steps, you may see a different panel after pressing the Uninstall option. Simply follow the instructions on that panel to finish the uninstall process.

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