Add/Remove Programs

Definition of Add/Remove Programs in The Network Encyclopedia.

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Add/Remove Programs

A Control Panel utility in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 that lets you install and remove applications from your system.

Using this utility you can:

  • Configure your Windows operating system by installing or removing optional Windows components.
  • Install programs from floppy disk, CD-ROM, or network share point. For Windows 2000, you can also install programs from Microsoft over the Internet.
  • Uninstall programs and their registry settings for previously installed programs.
  • Create a startup disk for troubleshooting purposes (Windows 95 and Windows 98 only).
TIP: The Windows 2000 version of this utility is more advanced and has a different interface than earlier versions (see the screen capture).
If you are short on disk space, use Add/Remove Programs to remove seldom-used components of Windows from your hard drive.