If you’ve been using Windows operating systems for a while, then you are likely familiar with the traditional way of uninstalling a program. You open the Control Panel, go to the Add/Remove Programs menu, then you click on an app and you uninstall it.
But Windows 10 includes a simpler method for uninstalling an app, and you can do it right from the Start menu. This makes the process a lot simpler, and it’s more convenient to get rid of an app you encounter in this location if you discover that you don’t need it.
How to Uninstall a Windows 10 App from the Start Menu
The steps in this guide were performed in the Windows 10 Home version of the operating system.
Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Scroll through the list of installed apps until you find one that you want to uninstall.
Step 3: Right-click on the app, then choose the Uninstall option.
Step 4: Select the Uninstall option to confirm.
You can add some other things to your Start menu, too, if you like that as a location for navigating your computer. For example, find out how to pin a website to your Start menu so that you can launch it.
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