Hit the road Jack!

14th December 2016

Do you have unwanted software on your PC or Mac? In most cases the answer to this problem is probably yes. In this post I'm going to show you how easy it is to blast those old programs away.

Ok let's first look at removing programs from the PC - In Windows the method is to go to "Control Panel" then (in category view) under programs click on "Uninstall a program", once the window has populated simply click on the program you wish to uninstall and then from the menu at the top of the list click "Uninstall/Change" and follow the prompts in the wizard. That's it, you're done!

Remember! When a program is installed on a PC files are often installed in many different places and registry entries are made, so if you tried to just delete the program as you would any other file you'd probably start getting error messages when you start your PC due to the program trying to run as instructed by a line in the registry. Don't just delete program files! Always use the correct Remove Programs tool.

Now for the Mac - Macs are a bit different as you'd expect. Apple say all you need to do to uninstall a program or application from a Mac is to delete it from the Application folder in your finder, this of course goes right against the rules for a PC, on a Mac this is perfectly safe to do. Another method I prefer is to use a third party application such as "AppClean" (which is free), which searches for related files and folders to the application you're trying to delete therefore leaving in most cases nothing behind on your system.

That's it! You will have now gained space back on your harddrive and may have even sped your computer up. Hope this post helped... Have fun! The Computer Wiz

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