Remove unwanted programs from your computer

Computers often come with preinstalled programs for you to use, but you might have received some programs you'd rather just remove. You can remove these unwanted programs by following these steps:

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.

  2. Select a program, and then click Uninstall. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

You can also stop a program from running automatically every time Windows starts. For more information see Stop a program from running automatically when Windows starts.