How to Delete Preinstalled Laptop Programs

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How to Delete Preinstalled Laptop Programs
Delete preinstalled laptop programs. (laptop image by Jorge Figueiredo from Fotolia.com)

When you unpackaged and turned on your new laptop, you may have noticed a bunch of software already installed on your computer. In some instances, this software is useful, such as an email client like Windows Mail and a browser like Internet Explorer. Some software, however, you never use and only takes up valuable resources on your system. To make matters worse, the typical way you uninstall software is unavailable on many of these applications. Do not fret, however, since there are a few ways to delete these applications.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    CCleaner

  1. 1

    Download and install CCleaner (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Launch CCleaner. Click the "Tools" icon on the left column.

  3. 3

    Hit the "Uninstall" button to the right. Highlight a program that you want to delete. Click the "Run Uninstaller" button.

  4. 4

    Continue highlighting unwanted programs and hitting the "Run Uninstaller" button until you have removed all of the software that you want.

    Revo Uninstaller

  1. 1

    Download and install Revo Uninstaller (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Launch Revo Uninstaller. Click the "All Programs" tab.

  3. 3

    Highlight a program you want to remove, right-click and select "Uninstall." Wait for the software to scan and prepare for the uninstall.

  4. 4

    Click the "Uninstall" button when it appears. Click the "Next" button. Depending on the application, you may be asked whether you want to remove the leftover files.

    The PC Decrapifier

  1. 1

    Download and install PC Decrapifier (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Launch The PC Decrapifier. Hit the "Next" button twice.

  3. 3

    Select the software applications that you want to remove by putting a checkmark in the corresponding boxes in the list that appears.

  4. 4

    Hit the "Next" button. Click the "Yes" button to confirm your decision.

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