Adding and deleting programs on a computer can be done in several ways, depending on the operating system you are using. Generally speaking, Windows and macOS have different steps for adding and deleting programs.
1. Adding Programs On Windows
If you are running Windows, the easiest way to add programs is to use the Microsoft Store app on your computer. Simply search for the program you want to download and click the “Install” button. The program should start downloading and installing automatically.
Alternatively, you can also download programs from other sources, such as websites or third-party app stores. You will need to download the program install file and then double-click it to start the installation process.
2. Adding Programs On Mac
Compared to Windows, adding programs on a Mac is simpler. The program installation files are known as “apps” and they usually come in the form of a .dmg file. All you need to do is double-click the .dmg file to start the installation process.
You can also download apps from the Apple App Store. Just search for the program you want to download and click “Get” when prompted. The program should start downloading and installing automatically.
3. Removing Programs On Windows
If you want to delete a program from your computer, the easiest way to do it is to use the Control Panel. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows 10 search bar.
Step 2: Click “Uninstall a Program”.
Step 3: Select the program you want to remove and click the “Uninstall” button.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.
4. Removing Programs On Mac
Removing programs on a Mac is just as easy as adding them. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the Finder window and select “Applications”.
Step 2: Select the program you want to delete and drag it to the Trash Can icon in the dock.
Step 3: Empty the Trash Can to officially delete the program.
Keep in mind that some programs may leave residual files behind after you delete them. If this happens, you will need to manually delete the leftover files.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you know how to add and delete programs on both Windows and macOS.