Explore what apps and programs are installed on your PC, then, learn how to uninstall unwanted software using Control Panel's Uninstall a Program option. You do this by working through the applicable uninstall wizard. Learn how to uninstall trial software, software you don't need, and learn what shouldn't be uninstalled, like device drivers, among other things.
- [Voiceover] There are two kinds of applications…on your computer.…You'll see traditional desktop software programs…like Paint and Windows Media Player,…as well as apps, such as Photos and Groove Music.…Oftentimes, you'll see traditional desktop programs…listed on the left side of the Start menu…and apps on the right.…You can see all of the software installed on your computer…by clicking the Start button…and then clicking All Apps.…If you see a folder, as is shown here,…from Microsoft Office,…you can click it to see the items in it.…
If you purchased a new computer from a big-box store,…you may notice that there's a lot of software…that you don't need or recognize or even want in this list.…If you choose not to uninstall the software,…you'll probably be prompted to set it up,…use it, or even update it.…It's best to uninstall software you don't want.…Let's start with desktop applications.…Pay close attention here to see…if there's any trial software…and make sure to uninstall that.…We can do that from Control Panel.…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media