How to Uninstall a Program

Uninstalling Programs

If your computer is running slow, or if you need to uninstall old or broken programs here are the instructions to do so. 

Mac OS X

  • Open the 'Finder' and navigate to the 'Applications' folder.
  • Find the program you wish to uninstall, select it and drag it to the 'Trashcan'.
  • Right-click on the 'Trashcan' and select 'Empty Trash'.

Windows Vista/7

  • Click the 'Start' menu, then 'Control Panel'
  • 'Programs and Features' or a 'Programs' icon with a link to 'Uninstall a Program'.
  • Select the program you wish to uninstall, then click the 'Uninstall' button at the top of the menu.
  • Follow the prompts to uninstall the program. 

Windows 8

  • Go to the Start Screen and start typing in "Control Panel". When the Control Panel app pops up click it.
  • Underneath the 'Programs' icon, click or tap on 'Uninstall a Program'.
  • Select the program you wish to uninstall, then click the 'Uninstall' button at the top of the window.
  • Follow the prompts to uninstall the program. 


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