To add or remove a Windows component

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.


Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.


Click Add/Remove Windows Components.


Follow the instructions in the Windows Components Wizard.


To open Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs

If an item is selected in the Windows Components Wizard, it has already been installed.

If you installed Windows components without configuring them, a list of those components will appear. To configure a component, click Configure, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

Related Topics

Add features from Microsoft Windows Update

Add a program from a network

Change or remove a program

Add a program from a CD or floppy disk

Add or Remove Programs overview

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