Pogue's Basics: The fastest way to uninstall a Windows 10 app

David Pogue
Tech Critic

How cool is this? You can uninstall a program right from the Start menu in Windows 10. That’s a lot more efficient than the method most people know: burrowing into the Control Panel or the Settings app and fumbling around.

Just right-click the name of the app you want to remove; from the shortcut menu, choose Uninstall. In the dialog box that appears, confirm that yes, you really want do go through with this.

Note: You can’t uninstall apps that came with Windows 10 this way — only stuff you’ve added. Microsoft has its standards, after all.

Adapted from “Pogue’s Basics: Tech” (Flatiron Press), by David Pogue.

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