Working on a computer is constantly accompanied by such a procedure as installing and removing programs. Despite the fact that quite a lot of applications are integrated into the system, they are usually not enough for maximum efficiency. In addition, many third-party software products perform their tasks much better than standard Windows tools.
Although installing and uninstalling programs is fairly straightforward, there are a few things to keep in mind. For those applications that are installed from removable media (disk, flash drive), an autoload mode is usually provided. The process starts immediately after connecting the external media to the computer. In this case, the user can only follow the installation algorithm. With some applications, additional software is installed at the same time, so you need to carefully read all the messages that appear during the installation process.
If the application does not have autorun, then it is installed via a file with the.exe extension. All performers have this formatfiles. If the program has a complex structure consisting of directories and subdirectories, then the setup.exe file is provided for installation, which starts the download process in two clicks. It is not recommended to install software directly from removable media. It is suggested to copy the program files to the hard drive and install the application from there. In addition, freeware products can be downloaded directly from the Internet.
Those programs that come to the user zipped can also be placed in a separate folder to be unpacked immediately before downloading. When installing the program, you should remember that the installation and removal of applications go hand in hand and are carried out through a special system tool "Setup Wizard", which is built into Windows. It can be opened by entering the "Control Panel" through the "Start" and finding the "Add or Remove Programs" section in the menu.
It is important not only to install, but also to uninstall programs correctly, that is, through the "Wizard". In case of incorrect deletion, some of the program files remain on the computer, and gradually accumulating, slowing down its work. And this does not depend on which OS the installation and removal of programs takes place: Windows 7, XP or Windows 8.
Remove programs by selecting the appropriate menu in the "Control Panel". Waiting for the list of allpresent applications, select the one you need and click "Delete". If the installation process is familiar from the XP version, then you should know that installing and removing programs in Windows 7 will proceed in the same way without causing difficulties.
In order to make sure that the program was completely deleted, you need to go to the address where the program was saved and check if there is a folder with files containing application components left there. If there is such a folder, then it should be deleted using the “shift + del” combination.
As you can see, installing and removing programs is a fairly simple operation and should not cause any difficulties for a user who has mastered the basics of working on a PC.