After the initial reluctance to use Windows 8, many users are now slowing switching to it. The recent release of Windows 8.1 update has triggered the demand for Windows 8 operating system. Reports indicate that Windows 8 has many features in common with smart phones. Obviously, if you are a smartphone user, you will have least difficulty while navigating through the operating system. On the other hand, if you are only familiar with the traditional Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Vista or 7, you may come across some difficulty while performing different tasks in the new operating system. For instance, you may wonder how to uninstall Windows 8 apps or programs.
This article takes a detailed look at the procedures involved in uninstalling apps from Windows 8.
How to uninstall a program or app from Windows 8 operating system
Microsoft has not made substantial changes in the way one can uninstall a program from his Windows 8 machine; like in the case of previous Windows operating systems, one can uninstall programs in Windows 8 from the Control Panel. Nevertheless, finding the Control Panel and removing the program from it may cause a bit of confusion to a novice user. Moreover, it is not necessary to use the Control Panel to remove a program. You may remove the program or app from the Start menu too. Here are the steps.
Instructions for uninstalling Windows 8 apps from Start menu
In fact, uninstalling apps from Start menu is easier than doing so from the Control Panel. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to navigate to the Start menu. You will now find the tiles of all the installed apps in your computer. Locate the particular app you wish to uninstall and right-click on it. Choose Uninstall from the resulting options and simply follow the on-screen directions to complete it.
How to uninstall Windows 8 apps from Control Panel
- Navigate to Uninstall a program option (Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a program).
- Locate and highlight the program that you wish to uninstall.
- Select Uninstall/Change. Follow the prompts to complete the removal.
In this article, we discussed about uninstalling Windows 8 app from Start menu as well as Control Panel. If you have any doubts concerning this subject, feel free to visit the Windows 8 help forums or contact the Windows 8 tech experts.