To change or remove a program


Open Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.


Click Change or Remove Programs, and then click the program you want to change or remove. Click the appropriate button:

To change a program, click Change/Remove or Change.

To remove a program, click Change/Remove or Remove.


When you click Change or Remove, some programs may be removed without prompting you further.


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

You can sort programs by selecting different options in Sort by.

Add or Remove Programs will only remove programs that were written for Windows operating systems. For other programs, check the documentation to see if other files (such as .ini files) should be removed.

Related Topics

Add or remove a Windows component

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Add a program from a CD or floppy disk

Add or Remove Programs overview

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