If you are a computer newbie, you may ask: How do I uninstall a program? The steps to remove any applications on your PC are simple as describe here. If you following the steps, I believe you can completely uninstall any programs on your computer.
However, not all the computer users dare to performs the job, and some of the methods of uninstalling the software required a third-party app to do it.
If you always do the program installations and un-installations especially games or audio video editing programs, then you may encounter the problems of unable to uninstall programs on your PC?
If this is the case, then you had come to the right place as this article we will give you 7 tips when you are unable to remove any app on your PC.
5 Solutions to Completely Uninstall a Program
The following outlines the exact five ways that you can use when you having problem uninstalling programs from your computer.
1. Use Windows Build-in Uninstaller
This is the most common way that everyone should try when you wish to remove any program on your PC. It’s also one of the easiest ways to use as you just need a few clicks and it’s done.
Just go to the Control Panel and look for ‘Uninstall a program’ and select the application to be remove and click on the Uninstall command button.
It’s easy and most average computer users know how to use it. But sometime the application is unable to removed using this way due to the some other reasons.
2. Use the System Restore
A system restore point represents a state of the computer system files. Normally we can use build-in Windows function to restore the computer system files to an earlier point in time. Restore point can be created manually or the computer will create the restore points automatically, i.e. weekly or whenever there is a change to the PC.
So, whenever you have any program that are unable to be remove or uninstall, you can restore the restore point to an earlier state and hope that this can solve your problem.
To create a restore point:
- Click the Start button, right-click on the Computer and choose Properties.
- Click System protection in the left panel.
- Click System Protection tab, and then click Create.
3. Re-install the Software
So called the ‘reinstall to uninstall’ method. When you wish to remove a program using whatever ways, sometime it’s unable to do so because of the system files use to uninstall the program is missing or corrupted.
So, by reinstalling the program, you can sure that all the files and links are in the correct state. Then, you perform the uninstalling of the program one more time and hope that this time the program can be remove successfully.
4. Use Uninstaller Program
Nowadays, there are many applications that specifically design to completely remove or uninstall a program. You can use the programs to help you in case you encounter a situation whereby you are unable to remove a program.
The great thing about this kind of programs is that it can remove almost all kind of programs that seem difficult to remove by other methods discussed so far. Also, the un-installation is clean without leaving any unneeded files in your computer. But you need to buy those software to get it fully functional.
Some of the popular uninstaller tools including Revo uninstaller, IObit uninstaller and Ashampoo uninstaller.
5. Format the PC.
This is the last and final method to remove a program but with the condition that you know what you are doing. Formatting the computer hard drive mean that you remove all the files including the Windows operating system and reinstall everything to make it a completely a fresh PC. That’s mean ALL the programs including files will be removed too.
So, this step normally is performs by the computer technician and hence it may required some cost of doing it. Do remember to backup all your important files including website URLs or bookmarks before formatting the hard drive.
I hope that with the help and implementations of one or more of the steps above, you are able to remove any computer application as you wish. Should you need any help, you can use the contact us form to directly contact us.
Program’s that cannot be remove or uninstall is no longer a problem if you follow the steps closely. After all, if you always do a correct job by removing the unneeded application from your computer system, your computer is always clean and do not contains unnecessary files in the hard drive. This result is faster in overall computer speeds and smoother in operation.