Disable 'Add/Remove Programs' in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This OS unlike previous versions of Windows based Operating Systems lets users customize all aspects of the OS. Windows Operating Systems come with add/remove programs tool. This feature (also called as Programs/features in Windows 7) is located in the control panel of Windows 7. The add/ remove programs lets users install new applications/programs on the system and also lets users uninstall some already installed programs. This tool can come in very handy if users want to uninstall some unwanted programs on the system that are consuming space as well as system resources. Uninstalling programs with the add/remove programs would thus help to speed up and improve the performance of Windows 7. If your computer is operated by large numbers of users and you want to restrict the add/remove programs feature on Windows 7, it can be done very easily.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding features of add/remove program tool in Windows 7:
- View updates
- Turn Windows features on/off
The Add/remove program tool or Programs and Features option in Windows 7 comes with a view updates window. This feature allows users to view or remove installed Windows update from the system. As some of Windows updates are downloaded and installed on the system automatically users might not be aware of such installation. With the help of this view updates feature, users can easily remove an update, which is causing issues with the functioning of the system.
Turn Windows feature on/off
The Programs and Features tool in Windows 7 also comes with an option to turn Windows feature on/off. There are many different Windows features in Windows 7 such as Windows search, Windows media player, Internet Explorer and all of these features come in-built with the Operating System. If users do not require any of these features, they can be turned off using this option.
Programs and features tool in Windows 7 has an uninstall/change option. This option can be used to uninstall or change any programs that are installed on the system. This feature would come in very handy if users installed some programs by mistake and they are causing issues with the functioning of the system. The uninstall/change option can be used to remove unwanted programs consuming valuable system resources which would help speed up the system.
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