How to Uninstall Applications on Windows 11

When an application is no longer needed or causing problems on your computer, you might want to uninstall it. For whatever reason you want to do it, Windows 11 makes uninstalling an application relatively simple. This article will walk through the steps involved. 

Uninstall applications from the Start Menu

The first and easiest way to uninstall an app on Windows11 is to use the Start Menu.

  1. Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Start menu.

    Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Start menu
    Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Start menu
  2. At the top of the Start menu, some pinned apps are listed. If the app you want to uninstall is one of them, right-click on it and select Uninstall.

    Right-click the app you want to delete and select Uninstall.
    Right-click the app you want to delete and select Uninstall.
  3. If the app you want to uninstall is not pinned, click All apps to the right of the pinned apps group. A list of installed programs will appear.
  4. Scroll through the list and locate the app you want to uninstall. Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
  5. Once you click Uninstall, a dialog box will appear asking if you want to confirm the uninstall. To proceed, select Uninstall.

    click All apps to the right of the pinned apps group then locate the app you want to uninstall; Right-click it and select Uninstall
    Click All apps to the right of the pinned apps group, locate the app you want to uninstall; Right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Uninstall applications from Settings

Settings app is another easy way to uninstall an app on Windows 11.

  1. To open the Settings app, click the Windows icon in the taskbar and select Settings.

    To open the Settings app, click on the Windows icon in the taskbar and select Settings.
    To open the Settings app, click the Windows icon in the taskbar and select Settings.
  2. Click Apps in the sidebar, then select Apps & Features.

    Click Apps in the sidebar, then select Apps & Features.
    Click Apps in the sidebar, then select Apps & Features.
  3. Scroll through the list and find the app you want to uninstall. Click the three-dot menu to the app’s right, then select Uninstall.
  4. To confirm that you want to uninstall the app, select Uninstall in the popup box.

    Click All apps to the right of the pinned apps group then locate the app you want to uninstall; Right-click it and select "Uninstall"
    Click All apps to the right of the pinned apps group, then locate the app you want to uninstall; Right-click it, and select “Uninstall.”

Uninstall applications from Control Panel

You can also use Control Panel to uninstall specific apps on Windows 11.

    1. Search for “control panel” in the start menu, and press enter to launch the Control Panel app.

      Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Control Panel, then type "control panel" into the search box.
      Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Control Panel, then type “control panel” into the search box.
  1. Under the Programs section, select Uninstall a Program.

    Under the Programs section, click Uninstall a Program.
    Under the Programs section, click Uninstall a Program.
  2. Scroll through the list, find the app you want to uninstall, and double-click it to open the uninstall dialog box.

    Scroll through the list and find the app you want to uninstall, then double-click it to open the uninstall dialog box
    Scroll through the list and find the app you want to uninstall, then double-click it to open the uninstall dialog box
  3. Select Yes in the dialog box to confirm that you want to uninstall the app.

    Select Yes in the dialog box to confirm that you want to uninstall the app.
    Select Yes in the dialog box to confirm that you want to uninstall the app.

Uninstall applications using Command Prompt

Command Prompt is a more technical way to uninstall an app but can be helpful in some instances.

  1. To open the Command Prompt, click the Windows icon in the taskbar, then type “cmd” into the search box.

    Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Command Prompt, then type "cmd" into the search box.
    Click the Windows icon in the taskbar to open the Command Prompt, then type “cmd” into the search box.
  2. From the search results, right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    From the search results, right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    From the search results, right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
    wmic product get name

    In the Command Prompt, type the command "wmic product get name" and press Enter
    Type the command “wmic product get name” and press Enter in the Command Prompt.
  4. This will give you a list of all the installed programs on your computer.

    a list of all the installed programs on your computer
    a list of all the installed programs on your computer
  5. To uninstall a program, type the following command and press Enter.
    wmic product where name='app_name' call uninstall
  6. Replace “app_name” with the name of the app you want to uninstall. For example, if you want to uninstall Microsoft Word, type the following command.
    wmic product where name='Microsoft Word' call uninstall

    Type the following command and press Enter to uninstall a program "wmic product where name='app_name' call uninstall".
    Type the following command and press Enter to uninstall a program “wmic product where name=’app_name’ call uninstall.”
  7. To confirm that you want to delete the program, type “y” and press Enter. The process of uninstalling will begin.
  8. Once the uninstall is complete, type “exit” and press Enter to close the Command Prompt.

Uninstall applications using Windows PowerShell

Another advanced but efficient way to uninstall programs on Windows 11 is via Windows PowerShell.

  1. Click the Windows icon in the taskbar, then type “PowerShell” in the search box.

    Click on the Windows icons in the taskbar to launch PowerShell, then type "PowerShell" into the search box.
    Click the Windows icons in the taskbar to launch PowerShell, then type “PowerShell” into the search box.
  2. From the search results, right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.

    From the search results, right-click the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator
    From the search results, right-click the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
  3. In Windows PowerShell, type the following command and press Enter.
    Get-AppxPackage

    In the Windows PowerShell, type the command Get-AppxPackage and press Enter.
    In the Windows PowerShell, type the command Get-AppxPackage and press Enter.
  4. This will give you a list of all installed apps on your computer.

    A list of all the installed apps on your computer.
    A list of all the installed apps on your computer.
  5. If you can’t find the app you want to uninstall, use the PowerShell title bar to search for it. Right-click the title bar and then select Edit > Find.

    If you can't find the app you want to uninstall, use the PowerShell title bar to search for it. Right-click the title bar and then pick Edit>Find.
    If you can’t find the app you want to uninstall, use the PowerShell title bar to search for it. Right-click the title bar and then pick Edit>Find.
  6. Copy the PackageFullName of the app you want to uninstall.

    Copy the PackageFullName of the app you want to uninstall.
    Copy the PackageFullName of the app you want to uninstall.
  7. Type the following command and press Enter.
    Remove-AppxPackage app_name
  8. Replace the app_name with the PackageFullName. For example, if you want to uninstall WhatsApp Desktop, type the following command.
    Remove-AppxPackage 5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_2.2208.15.0_x64__cv1g1gvanyjgm

    Type the command "Remove-AppxPackage App Name," and Replace the "app_name" with the "PackageFullName"
    Type the command “Remove-AppxPackage App Name,” and Replace the “app_name” with the “PackageFullName”
  9. Once you press enter, Windows PowerShell will uninstall the application.

Uninstall applications using third-party apps

To completely remove an application from your computer, you can use third-party tools such as Revo Uninstaller. These apps not only uninstall your chosen applications but also searches your drive to ensure any traces of those applications are deleted permanently from your system.

Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller is a free program that can uninstall stubborn apps and clean up leftover files and registry entries.

    1. Download Revo Uninstaller from the official website.

      Download Revo Uninstaller
      Download Revo Uninstaller
  1. Install it on your computer.

    Install Revo Uninstaller on your computer.
    Install Revo Uninstaller on your computer.
  2. Open Revo Uninstaller and locate the app you want to uninstall. Then, right-click it and select Uninstall.

    Right-click the application you want to delete and choose Uninstall
    Right-click the application you want to delete and choose Uninstall
  3. A popup screen will appear, asking you to confirm the uninstall. To proceed, click Continue.

    A pop up screen will appear, asking you to confirm the uninstall. Click Uninstall.
    A popup screen will appear, asking you to confirm the uninstall. Click Uninstall.
  4. Revo Uninstaller will now uninstall the application and scan your system for any leftover files.
  5. When the scan is complete, another popup window will appear. If you want to delete the leftover files, click Yes.

    If you want to delete the leftover files, click Yes.
    If you want to delete the leftover files, click Yes.
  6. After choosing yes, a message will appear telling you that the process is complete. Click OK to finish.

    a message will appear telling you that the process is complete. Click OK to finish.
    A message will appear telling you that the process is complete. Click OK to finish.

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