As a Windows user, you typically uninstall programs using the “Programs and Features” window in Control Panel. Here, we’ll show you how to uninstall a program using CMD i.e. the Command Prompt. The process of uninstalling a program using the CMD is quite easy as well as interesting.
How to uninstall a program using CMD
To uninstall a program using CMD, follow these steps :
- Start CMD with administrator privileges.
- Type wmic and press Enter.
- Type product get name and press Enter.
- Wait for a few seconds. The list of programs will be displayed. Please note that the list of programs shown here may not be the same as one shown in the Control Panel.
- In the list, look for the name of the program that you want to uninstall.
- Type product where name=”name of program“ call uninstall and press Enter.
- For example, to uninstall Plex Media Server, we use product where name=”Plex Media Server” call uninstall.
- Now, CMD will ask you to confirm that you wish to uninstall this program. Type Y and press Enter to confirm. If you don’t want to be asked for confirmation, type /nointeractive at the end of the above command.
- Now, it may take a few seconds to uninstall the program. In this case, it took nearly 50 seconds.
- A “Method execution successful” message will be displayed once the process is complete. You can exit the Command Prompt now.
How to uninstall a program using CMD – Screenshots
The following video shows how to uninstall a program using CMD.
How to uninstall a program using CMD – Video
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