Have you found that your computer is becoming much and much slower as time goes on?
Many things can cause the lag of computer, and one of the reason is that your computer has been installed with too many useless programs. Those unwanted programs would slow down your computer by taking up space in your hard drive. If you want to speed up your computer by cleaning those unwanted programs and files, you can read this article and try the following methods.
The most common method to uninstall a program is to remove it through the Windows Add/Remove Programs feature.
- Go to the Start menu and then select the Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, choose Add/Remove Programs.
- Go through the list of the installed programs until you find the program you think is useless and want to uninstall it.
- Select the program and then click the Remove button.
- Wait until the Windows finish the removal. If necessary, you may have to restart your computer.
- Click Start and choose Run in the menu (If you’re using Windows Vista then press Win+R on your keyboard).
- Type regedit and hit Enter.
- On the left side is the registry settings tree, use it to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
- Inside that key you’ll find a lot of keys that belong to different programs. Some are named after the program’s name, others as a mix of numbers and letters that makes no sense. Look through each of them until you find one that has the key DisplayName (on the right) with your program’s name in it. Some programs create new entries in the registry to store their configuration options, these entries can usually be found in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software or in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE – look for the program name or the name of the company that made the software. Don’t delete Microsoft though – that contains Windows settings as well.
- Notice the key UninstallString – this key points to the uninstall program, and the log file usually resides in the same folder as that program.
- If you delete the key in which you’ve found the DisplayName key with the value equal to your program’s name, then your program won’t appear on the Add/Remove programs list.