Ways to open the add or remove programs in Windows 7
Accidentally installing a particular program, you may encounter problems, errors and system slowdown. Besides, if it was installed by malware or bad software, it may cause malfunction of the operating system.
Today, installing one app, it is possible to «gift» a whole list of unnecessary plugins, add-ons and jewelry. And one of the widgets may also be with a Keylogger. However, to manually delete them is not recommended, because you can find all the necessary files, most likely, will not work, which ultimately will cause problems with loading Windows.
Why the window «add or remove programs»
To remove the installed software and edit the list of installed Windows features in the seventh version there is a special application. Because to remove files manually is highly not recommended because the application may contain a number of additional records and user preferences, which are impossible to find through search, you need to use regular means of OS.
However, this function is used not only to remove the unnecessary SOFTWARE, it is also necessary to control the Windows components that can disable/enable as necessary.
There are two ways to open the add or remove programs in Windows:
- standard – the way in which anyone can use. In order to perform this operation, no need special knowledge or skills, just follow the simple instructions below;
- using the command – operating system contains many options and applications, each of which is responsible for performing a certain action. Taking advantage of her, you can invoke a particular window, function, or run the necessary SOFTWARE.
Video: Programs and features
The opening panel control
The easiest way to open the add or remove programs in Windows is to run the following sequence of actions:
- to open a custom menu «start»;
- select «control Panel». If it is missing, open the «All programs» and go to «Office»;
- open «Programs and features».
The menu that appears is the window installation and removal. But, unlike Windows XP, the seventh version of it’s a little different, including the name.
By default, the console Run disappeared from the main options in the menu «start». However, you can include it with the left mouse button, activating the setting and clicking the check box next to the corresponding parameter. Turned it off as unnecessary, because any team in the seventh version of the operating system can be performed in the field of information search Find.
You can also use the key combination «Win+R» which opens a menu quick launch software and consoles for system administration. The function or the console, which is called «Run», allows you to run any executable file and also to open any application.
And it can be done in several ways:
- ask the exact name in the Find field;
- to gain appointment option, in this case «Install» or «Uninstall programs» in the search box and choose from the system intuitively-chosen list;
- in the line «Find» or «Run» to enter the exact name of the command or file you want to run.
The name of the service or team that is responsible for the management of applications and components appwiz.cpl. You can copy and paste into the search bar. It might help if the virus has renamed the option name in the control panel, or you are unable to find it.
The window is open
After one of the above actions is performed, the user may select one from the following:
- remove programs;
- enable or disable components.
Installation is almost never used. This feature was introduced in Windows 98, when there was problems with the installer, who could not decide what case to use and what not. It may sometimes be necessary for executable files with the extension *.exe, which is created by the archiver and just unpacked, but the installation does not start.
In addition, it is possible to run the restore application, if the installer supports it (often used with systemic and anti-virus software). An important option is the add / remove updates. It allows you to choose the junk and test packages from Microsoft and delete them.
Every user should know how and where to remove the program. Because one of them might be malicious or defective application and to harm the computer.
Driving «Installation and removal» in Windows 7, you will be able to understand which apps were installed and when, and easily destroy them.