When you no longer need a program or space is running out, it’s time to clean up the hard drive. Unfortunately, this is often not done correctly. A lot of people will typically just delete the folder that the program is in. This is the wrong way, as it leaves system files and clutter on the computer, which in the worst cases can result in a slower computer.
How to properly delete a program in Windows 10:
- Go to 'Settings' by opening the start menu and clicking the gear wheel on the left side.
- Click on 'Apps'.
- Here you will see a complete list of all the installed programs.
- Find the program you want to delete and click on the program.
- You will then be given the option to remove the selected program. Just follow the installation wizard. After this, the program and all associated files will be properly deleted.