Ac­cess Win­dows 7’s Unin­staller from your PC’S desk­top

WIN­DOWS 7, 8.1, 10

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Win­dows 10 in­tro­duced a new tool for unin­stalling pro­grams and apps. To open it, click Set­tings in the Start menu, then Apps. You’ll see a list of all the apps and pro­grams on your PC. You can unin­stall any of these by se­lect­ing one, then click­ing Unin­stall.

How­ever, if you pre­fer it, you can still ac­cess the Unin­staller that was avail­able in ear­lier Win­dows ver­sions (7 and 8.1). We’ll show you how to add a desk­top short­cut for quick ac­cess to it.

First, press the Win­dows key, type con­trol panel, then click Con­trol Panel in the re­sults. Next, click Pro­grams, then ‘Unin­stall a Pro­gram’. You’ll see all the pro­grams (but not apps) in­stalled on your PC. Se­lect one, then click Unin­stall.

If you use io­bit Unin­staller ( www., you’ll see a Pow­er­ful Unin­stall but­ton beside Unin­stall. Un­like Win­dows’ built-in Unin­staller, io­bit re­moves left­over junk after unin­stalling the pro­gram.

To add this Unin­staller sec­tion as a desk­top short­cut, right-click any blank space on your desk­top, move your cur­sor to New, then click Short­cut. Next, type ap­p­wiz.cpl in the win­dow that opens (see screen­shot above), then click Next. Fi­nally, name your short­cut, then click Fin­ish.

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