Removing Computer Programs

Removing Computer Programs

Occasionally, you will no longer want the programs you have installed on your computer. When this happens, you will want to completely remove the programs. 

To remove programs using Windows:

  1. Click the [Start] button.
  2. From the Start Menu, select "Control Panel" (in Windows 10, search for Control Panel).
  3. From the Control Panel, select "Programs and Features."
  4. Right-click the program you wish to remove and select "Uninstall." 
  5. Follow the step by step, program specific, instructions.

To remove programs using Mac OS X: 

Follow the instructions from Apple Support. A summary of those instructions is provided here;

  1. Hold down an app's icon in the Launchpad (the program bar at the bottom of the screen) until the icons begin to wiggle.
  2. In the upper right corner of the app, click the "x".


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