How to Uninstall Programs using Command Prompt in Windows

One of the alternative ways of uninstalling a program/application easily is by using the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool. With simple command lines you can remove programs without accessing the control Panel. This operation can be apply on Windows Xp, Vista, 7 and 8.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open command prompt as administrator

  2. Type wmic and press Enter, you will see a prompt wmic:rootcli>

  3.  Type product get name and press Enter

  4. You will be prompted a list of program names installed on your computer. Note that this is not a complete list, instead, it is only the list of programs that use Windows Installer upon installing.
  5. Type in product where name=”name of program” call uninstall and press Enter.

  6. If prompted, type Y to confirm uninstalling the program, and press Enter.

You will be prompted whenever the program was successfully uninstalled, then you can close the command prompt.