Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

In this article, we are going to learn how to uninstall software in Microsoft windows. Installation and Uninstallation of software’s in Microsoft Windows are normal. Sometimes we install software for testing purposes only or for some particular project or tasks and after completion of the project, we need to uninstall that software. We can install and uninstall software in Microsoft windows by following some easy steps. Here in this article, I will show you how to do that. So let’s get started.

Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

Follow the below steps to uninstall software in Microsoft Windows:

So to uninstall a software just open the Run dialogue box by pressing the WIN+R button on keyboard and type the command appwiz.cpl to open the Program and Features window.

You can also go to the Program and Features option by click on Start -> Control Panel.

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features
Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

appwiz

After the above step here you will get the list of all applications installed on your system. Refer to the snapshot below.

Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

List Of Application

Now just select the application that you want to uninstall -> Right-click on it and click on the Uninstall option.

Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

Uninstall Software

As you can see above we have successfully uninstalled the Software.

Best Ways to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows

Software Uninstalled Successfully

Also Read – How To Hide Installed Software From Programs And Features

Uninstall Software with Command Prompt:

Let’s start with a geeky way of Uninstall Software from Windows. First, start the command prompt as Administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type wmic and press Enter.

C:\Windows\system32>WMIC

This command loads the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line (WMIC) tool. Now you need to see which Software has been identified by WMIC so that you can Uninstall them from the command prompt. To do this, type the command “Product gets name” without quotation marks and press Enter on the keyboard. The command lists all desktop apps that can be Uninstall by this method.

wmic:root\cli>product get name
Name
Update Manager
Microsoft OneNote MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office 32-bit Components 2013
Microsoft Office Shared 32-bit MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office OSM MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office Standard 2013
Microsoft Office OSM UX MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Excel MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Publisher MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Outlook MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Groove MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Word MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2013
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2013
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2013 - English
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2013 - Español
Outils de vérification linguistique 2013 de Microsoft Office - Français
Adobe Color EU Extra Settings
Adobe Color - Photoshop Specific
Nitro Pro 9
VBA
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Default Language CS3
Adobe Anchor Service CS3
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2
Adobe WinSoft Linguistics Plugin
Adobe Linguistics CS3
EN
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005
Adobe Type Support
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x64 Minimum Runtime - 14.0.24215
Adobe Device Central CS3
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x86 Minimum Runtime - 14.0.24215
Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings
Adobe Color JA Extra Settings
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Additional Runtime - 12.0.21005
Adobe Setup
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005
Adobe Update Manager CS3
Adobe Stock Photos CS3
swMSM
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
Adobe PDF Library Files
Adobe Bridge Start Meeting
PDF Settings
Adobe Camera Raw 4.0
Adobe XMP Panels CS3
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x64 Additional Runtime - 14.0.24215
Adobe Bridge CS3
Google Update Helper
Adobe Version Cue CS3 Client
Adobe Asset Services CS3
Adobe Color Common Settings
FontNav
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x86 Additional Runtime - 14.0.24215
Adobe Help Viewer CS3
Adobe CMaps
Adobe Fonts All

The list of Software shown is smaller than the total number of desktop Software you have installed. If the Software you want to Uninstall is shown here, continue and enter the command: product where name =”program name” call uninstall /nointeractive. Replace the string name of the program with the actual name of the desktop app you want to Uninstall, as shown in the list that was previously loaded in the command prompt. For example, we typed the product where name=”Google Update Helper” call uninstall /nointeractive.

wmic:root\cli>product where name="Google Update Helper" call uninstall /nointeractive
Executing (\\MANGESHDHULAP\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_Product.IdentifyingNumber="{60EC980A-BDA2-4CB6-A427-B07A5498B4CA}",Name="Google Update Helper",Version="1.3.35.341")->Uninstall()
Method execution successful.
Out Parameters:
instance of __PARAMETERS
{
ReturnValue = 0;
};

If uninstall is done successfully, you should see a return value = 0 and a message that says “Method execution successful.”

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Uninstall Software in Microsoft Windows. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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