Windows 11 basics: how to uninstall apps

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There are several reasons you might want to uninstall applications and / or programs from your Windows 11 PC. You may be trying to free up space, or you no longer use that application, or the program came with your PC and you don’t really need it.

There are actually several different ways to uninstall an app depending on what you’re trying to remove. If one method doesn’t work, try another.

Be warned: not every app can be uninstalled using the methods described here. Some built-in apps, such as Microsoft Edge, can only be uninstalled using the command prompt. Tom’s Hardware has some directions on how to do that, but since there is some debate as to whether that would create more problems with the OS than it’s worth, you may want to…

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Author: Aliya Chaudhry