Windows 10 Bloatware: How to Remove It

Bloatware: unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer.

Sound familiar? When you first purchase a new device, you’re often inundated with apps, software, and options that you don’t want. There are questionable games, toolbars that you will never use, and even so-called security or antivirus options that don’t really do anything to help you meet your goals. It may seem as though you have to navigate through that maze of bloatware before you can even use your device–and it slows it down considerably in the process.

Ready to get your device cleaned up and your productivity moving again?

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Here’s How.

Step one: right click start.

Select apps and features.

Scroll through the list until you reach the apps that you don’t want. You’ll have to take them out one at a time, but that’s okay! With each click, you’re getting closer to the customized device you really want. Click on the app you want to remove.

Underneath the app’s name, you’ll see the option to Uninstall. Click it! The app or program will be removed from your system, and you’ll be able to get on with your day without having to worry about it. Repeat this for any apps you don’t want on your device.

A Note to the Wise

Before removing any app, if you don’t know what it is or what it does, make sure you ask your IT expert! Often, apps may perform background functions that you don’t recognize, or they may already be integrated with something else on your device. Your IT expert will be able to tell you whether removing them will impact the performance of other things on your computer.

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