Three ways:  a. Using Add/Remove feature   b. Using Command prompt  

                         c. Using Revo uninstaller

Windows is the Graphic User Interface operating system which allows you to use a computer. With windows you can communicate with your computer and do things you need. Windows allows you installs programs and use them. Programs such as Microsoft office, Adobe Photoshop requires operating systems such as windows to perform. They can’t work themself alone. In this tutorial we will see how to uninstall programs in windows 7

 Method 1 of 3: Using Add/Remove Feature or Programs and Features

You can use Add/Remove feature  (Program and Features) that comes in Control panel to uninstall a software. Remember you need to be logged in as an Administrator for this.

  • Go to “Control-panel“.
  • Click on “Programs and Features“.

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  • Select the program which you want to uninstall and click on “uninstall“.

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  • Click on “Yes” to uninstall the program.

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  • If the program is uninstalled then you get the message.

Method 2 of 3: Using Command Prompt

  • Click on “Start” button

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  • Type “wmic” in the search box which stands for “Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line

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  • Type “product get name” and then press enter which shows the list of programs installed in the computer. But it may not have all the programs.

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  • Type product where name=”program name” call uninstall and then press enter. For example I am going to uninstall RealDownloaer so I will type “product where name=”RealDownloader” call uninstall. You should type the program name as it is exactly.

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  • Press “Y” and then press enter button to confirm the uninstall.

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  • You get a success message when the program uninstalls.

Method 3 of 3: Using Revo uninstaller

  • Download the software from this site.
  • Run the software.

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  • Select the program which you want to uninstall and click on “Uninstall“.

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  • Click on “Yes” to uninstall the program.

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  • Click on “Next” to uninstall the program.

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  • The software will analyze for uninstall.

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  • You will be displayed a warning message whether you want to uninstall the program. Click on “Yes” to uninstall.

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  • You will get a success message when the program finishes uninstalling. Click on “OK“..

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  • The software will scan if there is any leftover of the program.

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  • If there is any leftover then it will be uninstalled, if not that it will inform you.
  • Click on “Finish“.

What if you can’t uninstall the program

Sometimes you may not be able to uninstall the program then you do the following things to remove it.

  • Restart windows and try to uninstall the program again.
  • Run the computer in safe mode and try uninstalling program “Control Panel“.

Two ways to run computer in safe mode

  • If you have currently installed the program then use “System Restore” to return back to the earlier version.

Check how to restore computer to an earlier point of time

How to remove programs which are not listed in Add/Remove feature (Programs and Feature) in control panel

Sometimes you want to find the name of the programs listed in Add/Remove feature in control panel. In that case you can use the following technique to remove the program. In my case I have “CuteRank” installed in my system but it is not showing in “Programs and Features” in control panel.

  • Go to the drive where the program is installed eg. “C:” drive by default.
  • Open “Program Files“.

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  • I can see “CuteRank” folder whether the program is installed.
  • Now click on “Start” and then on “All Programs“.
  • You can see “CuteRank” folder under “All Programs”.

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  • Click the folder to expand it and then click on “uninstall“.
  • The program will be uninstalled.

Sometimes when you are installing program then the program may not be correctly installed due to the corrupted file. Then in that case you can go to the “Program files” in the drive where the program is installed and look for the program’s folder and delete it.