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How To Uninstall Or Change A Program In Windows Vista

It is vital to properly uninstall computer programs that are no longer needed. One cannot simply highlight a specific program folder and then hit the delete key to remove it as most Windows programs install additional files to other directories on your drive. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to uninstall a Windows Vista application or change its configuration by adding or removing certain options.


Uninstalling Or Changing A Program In Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
  2. Then click on Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, click on Programs.
  4. Then click on Programs and Feature to show all your installed programs.
  5. Now use your mouse to scroll down to the program you want to remove.
  6. Then highlight that program and click the Uninstall button on the top menu bar.
  7. Windows will then remove that program from your computer including all related system files.
  8. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it.
  9. To change a program, click on either the Change or Repair button on the top menu bar.
  10. More often than not Windows will ask you to reboot your system after uninstalling a program.
  11. Whether you are asked to do so or not, you should exit all programs and reboot your system.

Note: This Technical Brief Will Work For All Microsoft Windows Vista Editions.

You Can Also Add Other Windows Components By Reading: How To Add / Remove Vista Components


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