Windows® Add and Remove Programs
What are ways to clean or delete the files from Add/Remove Programs in Windows?
You might use the Add/Remove programs from Control Panel to remove the programs from the computer. For removing programs, go to Start menu, you need to access the Control Panel. Windows 7 also includes ‘Programs and Features’. You need to click on the ‘Uninstall a program’ icon. There you will see the list of software that are installed in the computer. You need to select the software that you want to remove then click ‘Uninstall’. It is also possible add programs by this method. If you have installed the software in the Computers drive, then after uninstalling, the entries in registry might not go fully. In this case, you need to edit the registry to remove all the entries from the registry.
The following are the methods to add/remove programs from Windows and tips to clean or delete the files associated with programs:
- Use registry cleaner
- Using third party removal tools
- Delete entries from registry
Use registry cleaner
It is very important to remove the software from the system completely. One of the best method to remove all the traces of the software that you have removed using the Add/Remove programs is by using the registry cleaning tool. You could download and run this tool very easily.
Using third party removal tools
Even after removing software from add/remove programs, you might not be able to remove it completely. You might use third party tools to uninstall and remove the traces completely. A large number of removal tools mainly from third parties are available. An example for this is the ‘perfect uninstaller’. You might use this to clean uninstall any software. Make sure that you run the tool in a way that it might not affect other software installed in the computer.
You might use the add/remove programs from Control Panel to remove the programs from the computer. In this case, you need to edit the registry to remove all the entries from the registry. You need to type regedit in the Run command box and open the registry. Now, you need to locate the associated files of the software and remove it.
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