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How to uninstall bloatware?

#1 Post by angelamarie88 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:29 am

Someone please tell how to uninstall the default junk bloatware the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga X1 3rd Generation laptop came with. I don't want to see Candy Crush or Disney Kingdom or Bubble whatever cartoon or Minecraft or Xbox etc when I go to my windows menu. I'm not a computer geek, I'm a massage therapist, so please use laypersons speech when explaining the steps, thank you.

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Re: How to uninstall bloatware?

#2 Post by dr_st » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:06 am

Welcome to the forum. :)

Modern apps are uninstalled by right-clicking their icon in the start menu and choosing "uninstall". Note that some built-in Microsoft apps cannot be uninstalled, only removed from the menu.

Desktop apps are uninstalled using the same 'Programs and Features' interface that existed forever. The quickest way to get it is to open the start menu and type appwiz.cpl.

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Re: How to uninstall bloatware?

#3 Post by MikalE » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:53 am

For those apps that you cannot uninstall, you can check the Startup Menu and disable any that automatically start each time you boot the machine.
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