Friday, March 13, 2009

Uninstalling Software

It's a simple process, and something that all computer users need to know, but there are plenty of people who don't seem to know how to uninstall software.

It simple enough: you used the "Add or Remove Programs" option on the control panel. 

  • For Windows XP, click on "Start," "Control Panel," and "Add/Remove Programs."  If the option is given again, you click on "Add/Remove Programs."
  • For Windows Vista, click on "Start," "Control Panel," and find "Uninstall a program" under "Programs."

The computer will list the programs.  Click on them and the click on "Uninstall."

Which to remove? That's up to you.  If there's something you never use, it probably won't hurt to remove it, especially if it's freeware that you can always download again.  And if you try some software and decide you don't like it, use this to clean it off your computer so it's not going to cause problems.