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 read how to do this in Windows or on Mac OS X, click the sections below. 

Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

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

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. Click the app's delete button (the "x") to uninstall the app.

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