Windows® Vista Add Remove Programs
How to do add and remove programs in the Windows Vista® operating system?
Sometimes, you may want to add or remove programs from your Windows Vista computer system. In the Windows® XP operating system, there is an applet named as Add/Remove Programs situated in the Control Panel. But in Windows Vista®, this naming structure has been changed. In Windows Vista, it is simply named as ‘Programs’ or ‘Programs and Features’. This article will tell you how to do add and remove programs in Windows Vista and what points should be kept in mind during the procedure.
- How to add or remove programs in a Windows Vista® computer system?
- Things to be considered before installing or uninstalling a program
- Take care of the compatibility
- Clean up the registry
How to add or remove programs in a Windows Vista computer system?
In order to do add or remove programs in Windows Vista, go to the ‘Start’ menu and select Control Panel. In the Control Panel, you will have to double click on the icon named ‘Programs and Features’. Here, you will find all the items, applications and programs installed on your computer system. You will have to select the program that you want to remove and then click on the Uninstall/Change button. As you do this, several prompts and instructions will start appearing on your screen one after the other, which you have to follow as per your requirements.
Things to be considered before installing or uninstalling a program
Before clicking on the uninstall button, you must make sure that you really do not want this program on your computer system. Otherwise, you will have to install it again if you will need it in future. You should also make up your mind if you are trying to install a program on your computer. This will consume memory on your hard drive and therefore, it is wise to keep only the necessary programs loaded on your computer.
Before installing a program on your computer system, make sure that it is compatible with the configuration of your PC. Installing an incompatible program will only add up to your problems and complications. Also make sure that the website, CD or DVD, you are using to install the program is a reliable, good quality and an authentic one.
When you uninstall a program from your computer, you should also clean up the registry, so that you get rid of the program completely. Any program that you installed on your computer leaves its traces behind on the registry and it does not get fully removed even if you uninstall it. In such a situation, it is imperative to clean up your computer’s registry too.