In the control panel on Windows XP there was the trusty old “Add Remove Programs” icon where it was pretty darn obvious what that was going to do. Well, I’ve finally run into the need to uninstall a program from Windows Vista Ultimate. Now, I have the Control Panel set to “Display as menu” on the Start Menu but I don’t see “Add Remove Programs”. No problem, I right click and select “Open” to fire up Control Panel and there is no “Add Remove Programs” icon. Huh?
I click back to the Start menu and type “remove”, then “add programs”, then “uninstall” and nothing. Hmm, back to rooting around Control Panel. Now, admittedly I’d switched Control Panel to “Classic View” because as I was having a hard time finding things (!) So decided to click back to “Control Panel Home” which switches me back to the default Control Panel layout and I see this icon:
Ah ha! Ok, cool but where is that in “Classis View”? It appears with the same icon but titled “Programs and Features” with a hint of “Uninstall or change programs on your computer”. Not super intuitive but, ok.
Btw, here is a follow-up post that I wrote about all this which as some great comments…