Uninstalling programs in Windows 8 using the regular Control Panel

Adding and removing programs is too common among Windows users due to changes in technology as well as software needs. If you have been adding and removing program in Windows 7, then doing the same in Windows 8 won’t be a problem for you. Here is how.

1. Press the Windows Hot Key and click on Control Panel. On Consumer Preview and higher

Click on Control Panel

2. Scroll down and click More settings.


3. Click on Programs if you have a View By category shown or click on Programs and Features if you have a Small Icons View of the page.

Click on Programs and Features

4. You would now be prompted by a list of programs that are installed on your computer. Right click on any one of the program to either uninstall or change it. Clicking Uninstall would remove the program completely from your system.

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That is it! In case you want to install a new app, you don’t need to get through this hassle. The software installation disc or EXE file has installation wizard that guides you to the setup process. Many programs come with built-in uninstallers but in case your program lacks that feature, you can come here to remove it manually. It is that simple!

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