How to uninstall a program using CMD

  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 :

  1. Start CMD with administrator privileges.
  2. Type wmic and press Enter.
  3. Type product get name and press Enter.
  4. 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.
  5. In the list, look for the name of the program that you want to uninstall.
  6. Type product where name=”name of program call uninstall and press Enter.
  7. For example, to uninstall Plex Media Server, we use product where name=”Plex Media Server” call uninstall.
  8. 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.
  9. Now, it may take a few seconds to uninstall the program. In this case, it took nearly 50 seconds.
  10. 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

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Start CMD with administrator privileges

Start CMD with administrator privileges

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Type wmic and press Enter

Type wmic and press Enter

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Type product get name and press Enter

Type product get name and press Enter

How to uninstall a program using CMD - List of programs displayed

List of programs displayed

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Type product where name="name of program" call uninstall and press Enter

Type product where name=”name of program” call uninstall and press Enter

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Type Y and press Enter

Type Y and press Enter

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Method execution successful

Method execution successful

How to uninstall a program using CMD - Exit wmic and then CMD

Exit wmic and then CMD



  The following video shows how to uninstall a program using CMD.

How to uninstall a program using CMD – Video

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