How to run Windows 'Programs and Features' to uninstall programs

Windows has two programs to uninstall applications:

  • The Programs and Features desktop window for Windows 7, 8/8.1 & 10.
  • The Apps & Features settings window also called Add or remove programs settings for Windows 8/8.1 & 10.

There are many paths to these programs including the following:

A. From the Start shortcut menu in Windows 8.1 & 10:

  1. Right-click on the Start menu icon or press Windows+X

B. From the Start menu you can search for any these keywords and select the best match:

  • Apps
  • Programs
  • Features

Here’s an example wher I type app (visible at the bottom) to highlight “Apps & features” (at the top)

C. Use the Run dialog

  1. Press Ctrl+R
  • Enter appwiz.cpl

D. From the Start menu

  1. Click on the Start menu icon
  • Find the GlassWire icon or tile

  • Right-click on the GlassWire icon

  • Select Uninstall

  • If GlassWire were a modern or Universal Windows Program (UWP) app then it would uninstall at this point. But GlassWire is a desktop application so it is normally uninstalled in Programs and Features.

E. Through the Control Panel

  1. Right-click on the Start menu icon

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Good How To Remah. There should be a section in the forum title How To where your topic would be posted and others. This way users just have to go to one spot to look up.


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