Managing programs in the Windows Control Panel can be a straightforward task, depending on the version of Windows you have installed. There are several different methods for managing your programs, however the instructions below are for Windows 10.
First, access the Control Panel by opening the Start menu and selecting the “Control Panel” icon from the list of available icons. This will open a window containing many options related to system control.
Once the Control Panel window is open, you can find the Uninstall a program utility by clicking on the “Programs” category. When you do this, a list of available programs that are installed on your computer will appear.
From this list, you can manage your installed programs in the following ways:
• If you want to uninstall a program, select it from the list and click on the “Uninstall” button at the top of the window. Confirm the action by clicking “Yes” when prompted. This will completely remove the program from your computer.
• If you simply want to change the settings or features of a particular program, select it from the list and click on the “Change” button. This will open the uninstaller program associated with the application and allow you to modify the settings or features.
• If you want to repair a damaged program, select it from the list and then click on the “Repair” button. This will replace any defective components of the program, as well as restore any modified files. You may have to accept a license agreement before the repair process can be completed.
• If you would like to update an installed program, select it from the list and click on the “Update” button. This will check for any available updates and allow you to install them.
You can also access the Control Panel by typing “Control Panel” into the search box on your computer’s taskbar. From here, you can follow the steps above to manage your installed programs.
Overall, managing programs in the Windows Control Panel is a straightforward process that can be completed with just a few clicks. Just remember to carefully read any license agreements or warnings before making changes, as some actions may result in data loss.