How do I install or uninstall a program?

Installing a Program

1. Locate and download the program you wish to install. You can usually find the program online on the developer’s website, or you may have purchased it in a physical copy or via digital download from an online store such as Steam.

2. Depending on the type of program, you may need to extract the files from an archive if you downloaded it. This can be done using a program such as WinRar or 7-Zip.

3. Once you have the files extracted, you can begin the installation process. If the program is an executable file (.exe), simply double-click on it to begin the installation. If it is a setup file (.msi or .msp) you’ll need to right-click on it and select “Run as administrator” in order to proceed with the installation.

4. Follow the instructions that appear during the installation process. It will guide you step-by-step through the setup process, including choosing the directory in which to install the program and any other options you may wish to change.

5. When the installation has finished, the program should be ready to use. Check to make sure that it is working properly and capable of doing what you expect.

Uninstalling a Program
1. Open the Control Panel. On Windows 7 and earlier versions, this can be accessed by clicking Start > Control Panel. On Windows 8 and 10 just type “Control Panel” in the search bar and select it from the results.

2. Select “Uninstall a program” (or “Programs and Features”). This will open a list of programs installed on your computer.

3. Select the program you wish to uninstall. Click on it with the left mouse button to highlight it, and then select Uninstall/Change at the top of the window.

4. Confirm that you want to remove the program. Depending on the program, you may be presented with additional options prior to removal or asked to confirm that you do indeed wish to uninstall the program.

5. Allow the uninstallation to complete. This may take a few moments depending on the size of the program. Once it is finished, the program should no longer be listed in the Programs and Features window, and it should no longer appear in the list of programs when you search for it in the Start Menu.