How to repair or remove programs on your computer

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If you have apps or programs that are not running correctly in Windows 10, you have two options – repair or remove.

While not available to all apps and programs that are not running correctly, you should first try to repair the problem. You will only see the repair, change or modify options on some apps and programs, however, not on all of them.

Repair options from Settings
Select the Start button, then select Settings>Apps>Apps & features and then select the app or program that you want to fix.

Once you have done this, select the Advanced options link under the name of the app (some apps don’t have this option).

On the page that opens, select Repair if it is available. If it isn’t available or doesn’t fix the problem, select Reset.

Repair options from the Control Panel
In the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel and select it from the results and then select Programs>Programs and Features.

Once you have done this, right click on the program you want to fix and select Repair, or if that is not available, select Change and then follow the directions on the screen.

If repairing your programs or apps doesn’t fix your problems, you will have to remove or uninstall them.

Uninstall from the Start menu
Select the Start button and look for the app or program that is causing you issues and right click on it and select Uninstall.

Uninstall from the Settings page
Select the Start button, then select Settings>Apps>Apps & features and then select the app you want to remove and then select Uninstall.

Uninstall from the Control Panel
In the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel and select it from the results and then select Programs>Programs and Features.

Once you have done this, right click on the program you want to remove and select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change and then follow the directions on the screen.

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    Then the last thing you have to do is to reboot your computer, as some changes you do won’t take effect until you do.

    I have ‘My Documents’ on a separate drive to the ‘C’ drive. If you have enough space, eg 1Tb, there’s a great disk partitioner called AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. Download this and use it to add a partition to your main disk, select ‘Quick Partition’ on the left hand side and then decide what size you want your new partition to be. I have my ‘C’ (Windows) drive @ 239.08GB and the ‘D’ drive 691.20Gb. Lastly, click the ‘Apply’ tick at the top left of the screen to apply the changes.

    If your documents folder is too large for the new ‘C’ partition size, transfer the contents onto an external drive, then transfer them onto the new partition. I’ve called my ‘D’ drive Sue’s Docs.

    This means that if I ‘have to’ restore my ‘C’ drive, it won’t affect my documents.

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    I have a partitioned hard drive on which my documents, pictures, music etc are stored (“E”) and then “C” has Windows and some major programs (sorry apps) on it. I have a second hard drive “F”onto which “Acronis” backs up on a regular basis.

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    Thanks for sharing this with us

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    You can uninstall it through a control panel. It’s just easy and also there are a lot of ways. And all suggestions above are correct. avakin free online hacks

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    In the current version of Windows 10, we need to write the uninstall program in the start button and then click the uninstall tab where we can easily uninstall the program. Some of the Apps can’t be uninstalled and I don’t know about it because I’m a CV writer, not a Computer expert but some of the individuals know how to uninstall the default apps.


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