You should know that Windows is an operating system that controls our PC. So usually a normal user you cannot easily change the operating system unless you know how to do it. But to add the functionalities of a computer, you can install needed programs to your PC and the process is not difficult!
Also, there are so many useful applications that you can download from the Internet, install and use it for free. That is why many people know how to install a program but they don’t know the proper way to remove or uninstall an application.
Of course there are several methods that you can use to remove a program and in this site we will reveal all the ways to easily uninstall or change a program. There is a free way and in some circumstances you may required to install a third-party program in order to completely remove software from your computer.
Please note that depending on the Windows version that you used, it may be slightly different screens that you may see, but you definitely can be the three methods below.
3 Ways to Change or Uninstall a Program
1. Using Program Uninstaller
The very first step you need to do when you want to remove a program is look whether the program that you want to remove has the uninstall feature. To do that, just click on the Start button and click All Programs, then click on the program that you wish to remove from your computer.
For example, when click on Applian Technologies folder as show in the screen below, you will notice that there are two applications in it, the Replay Media Catcher 5 and Replay Video Capture 7.
You can uninstall the Replay Video Capture 7 program by clicking on the Uninstall Replay Video Capture 7 and follow the on-screen instructions. This is what we called the program uninstaller removal method and this is the easiest way to remove an application from your PC.
But when you look at the Replay Media Catcher 5, there is NO Uninstall Replay Media Catcher 5 option available, so to remove the program you need to proceeds to the method 2 below. Following are the pros and cons of using the program uninstaller method.
Pros: Easiest, free and almost all people can use this method. This method is suitable for computer newbie.
Cons: Not all the programs can be removed using this method and sometime you may encounter a failure during the un-installation process.
2. Using Windows Build-in Uninstaller [Free method]
In most Windows versions including Windows 7, the build-in uninstaller is located in the Control Panel menu by clicking on the Start button and go to Control Panel.
From the screen, in the Category view, click on Uninstall a program. Another window wills pop-up as show here.
From the lists of programs, choose the program that you want to remove. For example, we choose Replay Media Catcher 5 as this software does not have the program uninstaller. Then, you will see the Uninstall/Change button appear and just click on the button and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the application from your PC.
Pros: Free and it comes with any versions of Windows. This is the easiest way to remove common programs on a PC.
Cons: The un-installation is not ‘clean’ enough and some of the programs that have broken in their installation files may face problem when uninstalling.
3. Using Uninstaller Software [Recommended buy not free method]
Although you can use Windows build-in uninstaller to remove software, but to completely delete a program and do not leave unnecessary files on your PC, you need a third-party program or uninstaller.
There are many uninstalling software or we called it uninstaller tool in the market now. However, following are some of the outstanding uninstallers with good features:
Pros: Most of the paid uninstallers come with outstanding features and able to removed the programs completely from your PC without leaving unnecessary files on your computer hard drive.
Cons: This software can only be run on the Windows operating system and not for others OS like Mac and Linux. Also, you need to buy it as it’s not free.
Since Revo Uninstaller was the best uninstaller software, in the following section we will look into how to use the Revo Uninstaller Pro.