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Create A Uninstall A Program Desktop Shortcut

Upon first purchasing your computer, one of the first things you'd do, Is begin to Install your favorite programs and applications and remove a few useless pre-Installed apps by the manufacturer. As time moves forward, so too does the need to add newer versions that're released by the developer and as such, the older application(s) must first be removed. To simplify the removal process, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an uninstall a program shortcut on your desktop.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. The typical way to uninstall a program or application that's not part of Windows 10/Microsoft Store Apps, Is to navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program. You will then see a list of currently Installed programs as shown below.

Simply double-clicking the application In question, will prompt to uninstall It. Whilst It's not a difficult task accessing this feature, nothing beats having It readily available as a shortcut on your computer's desktop. I will demonstrate how to do this, with Incredible ease, so let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures

Then hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Uninstall Programs. When you've entered yours, click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've now navigated to my computer's desktop and as you can see, my shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.

Last Step:

As expected, the Uninstall or change a program window has executed, hence I can remove any application I like.

Final Thoughts:

The good thing about this, Is not only It's simplicity to access the above-mentioned Uninstall or change a program setting, but also the fact that the shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, thus have It at your fingertips at all times.


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