Fix: Windows Uninstaller is Not Working

Windows Uninstaller

Do you face issues with the Windows Uninstaller, where you can’t delete or remove a program or its features? It occurs on your device due to corrupted software installations or the user not having sufficient access. In this article, we have mentioned five possible solutions to fix this issue in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 quickly.

Remove Program via Third-Party Uninstaller

The third-party Uninstaller can uninstall software easily instead of Windows Uninstaller. Further, third-party Uninstaller utilities may also cover software that is not listed into programs and features. So third-party Uninstaller tool may be useful in removing programs that the Windows Uninstaller can’t uninstall.

Launch the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter

First, you need to try out the Program’s Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter. Windows has an in-built Troubleshooter that can fix the error that may be stopping you from uninstalling the program. You can use this Troubleshooter in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Support site and look for the Troubleshooter.
  2. Tap on the “Download” option to save the tool on your device.
  3. Launch the Troubleshooter from the folder where you have downloaded.
  4. Select “Advanced” and then click the “Apply Repair automatically” button.
  5. Tap the “Next” option and then click the “Uninstalling” button.
  6. Click the Program that you are not able to uninstall and then tap the “Next” option. Now Troubleshooter will automatically provide available fixes.

Repair Program

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + R button to open the Run command.
  2. In the search field type “appwix.cpl” and tap “OK” button.
  3. Click Program and then tap the “Repair” option.
  4. If you can’t see the “Repair” button then select the “Change” option.
  5. Now you need to click the repair button in the Windows as it will fix the installation problem for the problematic software.
  6. Remember that Windows Uninstaller may not always uninstall corrupted programs & features.

Activate In-Built Admin Account

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap Ctrl + Shift + Enter button on your keyboard to launch the command prompt as administrator.
  2. In the search field type “net user administrator /active: yes” and activate the in-built admin account.
  3. Now you need to log out of your account and sign in again using your administrator account.
  4. Uninstall the program with the new administrator account.

Remove Program with System Restore

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Tap the Windows + R button on your keyboard to launch Run.
  2. In the Run command-line type “rstrui” and tap “OK” to launch “System Restore.”
  3. Tap the “Next” option to launch the list of the restore point.
  4. Now select a restore point to roll Windows back to a previous version. Select a restore point where the software was not installed on your device.
  5. The software that will be uninstalled by this restoration will be visible under the “Scan for affected programs” option
  6. Select “Next” and then click “OK” to restore Windows.

Through the above article, you now know about five possible solutions to fix Windows Uninstaller is not working issue. We hope that they can be useful in resolving your problem.


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