How to Uninstall Programs from Windows or Mac OS on a personal computer
Posted by SHeD Staff, Last modified by SHeD Staff on 19 February 2021 04:34 PM
Description: A step-by-step way of viewing all your installed programs, and how to uninstall any unwanted applications that are unused, expired, or malicious to your system.
Step-by-Step Method to View & Remove Applications from Your Personal Computer
How to Uninstall a Program in Windows
By using a sub-portion of the control panel, we can view the names and publishers of all programs installed. Here we are given information and the ability to quickly uninstall programs that are outdated or unwanted.*
Follow these directions to get there:
This should take you to a window with all your programs. Once here, you can select a program and uninstall it using the button near the top left. This can also be done by right clicking the mouse, and selecting "uninstall".
*It is highly recommended to not uninstall anything published by Microsoft Corporation, as it could be an essental part of the Operating System.
How to Monitor Programs and Performance on Windows
Begining at the Desktop, follow these steps to find the Windows Task Manager:
*Or press Ctrl, Shift & Esc at the same time on the keyboard to pull up the task manager.*
By using the Task Manager built into the operating system, we can monitor the following:
This is a great tool to check for any unapproved applications running that a user is unaware of. It can also be used to monitor hardware performance when running demanding applications.
How to Uninstall Applications on a Mac
To uninstall an application on an Apple Computer.