Software & Apps Windows 91 91 people found this article helpful How to Uninstall Apps From Windows 7, 8, and 10 Remove old and unused apps to free space on your PC by Mark Baggesen Writer Mark Baggesen is a former Lifewire writer who has 20+ years' experience and has in web development, communications, web analytics, and databases. our editorial process LinkedIn Mark Baggesen Updated on September 11, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email What to Know Use the Apps & features or Add or Remove Programs function from the Control Panel.You can also open the uninstall function or program that may have come with the application. This article explains how to remove specific apps you don't like or just don't use from a Windows 10, 8 or 7 operating system. Remove an App With the Windows 10 Start Menu Option The first way is the simplest and quickest method for removing an app. Select Start. Find the program you want to uninstall by scrolling down the All Apps list. When you find the program or Windows Store app you want to get rid of, hover over it with your mouse, and right-click. From the menu that appears, select Uninstall. In Programs and Features, scroll until you find the app you want to uninstall, select it, then click Uninstall. Windows 8 and 8.1 users can also use this method. Instead of right-clicking a program in the Start menu, however, you'd right-click from the Start or All Apps screens. Windows 10 Settings App Option Another option is to follow the Settings app method. Get started by navigating to Apps & features. A list of all the installed Windows Store apps and desktop programs will populate on this screen of the Settings app. Select the Start button then go to Settings. Under Windows Settings, select Apps. Under Apps & features, scroll down to find the app you want to uninstall. Select the app, and then select Uninstall. Confirm removal by selecting Uninstall again. Follow the program's uninstall prompts. Windows 8.1 and 8 Other than the right-click method listed in the Windows 10 section, Windows 8.1 has a similar way to remove apps through the Programs and Features control panel. Press the Windows Key or select Start on the lower left-hand corner to open the Start Screen. Locate the application you want to uninstall and right-click the app icon and select Uninstall. The Programs and Features control panel applet will open. Make sure the correct app is selected. Select Uninstall/Change and follow the uninstall wizard to complete removal. You can also bypass and go straight to the Programs and Features control panel applet by doing the following:Windows 8.1: Right-click the Start menu and select Programs and Features from the context menu.Windows 8: Hover your cursor over the bottom left corner of your desktop until you see a small image of the Start Screen. Right-click on the context menu and select Programs and Features. Windows 7 As of January 2020, Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows 7. You should upgrade to Windows 10 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. Just as previous Windows systems, Windows 7 utilizes the Start menu to begin any uninstall. Select the Start button. Select Control Panel. Select Programs. Under Programs and Features, scroll to find the program you want to uninstall. Select the program then select Uninstall. Follow along with the uninstall prompts to complete the app removal.