There are many reasons why you may need to remove programs from your PC from time to time. Some programs may not work properly, or you may simply want to remove some old programs in order to free up some extra space on your hard disk.
Windows includes a number of straightforward options for removing programs – most programs are easy to remove.
1. Use System Restore
All versions of Windows going right back to XP include an option called System Restore that allows your PC to revert back to an earlier state. Windows XP hides this deep inside the Start menu – All Programs/Accessories/System Tools – but in later versions of Windows you can quickly locate it just by typing ‘restore’ into the Search tool in the Start Menu or the Windows 8 Start Screen, or in the search box on the Charms bar.