Uninstalling Software from Your Windows PC

Get help uninstalling PC software on your computer, including uninstalling software on Windows 10 devices, in this free lesson.

Uninstalling software from your Windows PC

If you find that you no longer use an application, you can uninstall the software to remove it from your computer. This is a good way to clear up space on your hard drive and keep your computer free of clutter.

  1. Open the Control Panel.

    opening the control panel on Windows 7
  2. Select Uninstall a program (in the Programs category).

    choosing the Uninstall a program option
  3. Select the desired application, then click Uninstall.

    uninstalling an application
  4. Confirm the uninstallation.

    confirming the uninstallation

That's it! The program will be removed from your computer.