February 4, 2021

How to Prevent Users From Uninstalling Programs in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the best and most commonly used operating system right now because it offers so many features. Over the years, Microsoft has made a lot of improvements to its Windows operating system. On the latest Windows 10, Microsoft has made it easy to uninstall programs from a computer via the Start menu and taskbar.

On previous Windows versions such as Windows XP and Windows 7, users were required to access the Control Panel to uninstall the app. However, with Windows 10, users can right-click any program on the Start menu and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option to remove the app. The process is easy, but can be misused.

This feature may not be very suitable for people who have many users on their system. Therefore, if other people often use your computer or laptop, it is best to always prevent users from uninstalling the program in Windows 10.

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How to prevent users from uninstalling programs in Windows 10

This article will share a detailed guide on how to block users from uninstalling programs on Windows 10 computers. The process is going to be easy; Just follow some simple steps given below.

step 1. First, search ‘Daud’ On Windows search. Open up Run dialog box from the list.

Open the RUN dialog box

stage 2. Now enter on the RUN dialog box ‘gpedit.msc’ And hit Enter switch.

Enter 'gpedit.msc' and press Enter button

step 3. This will open the local Group Policy Editor on your computer.

step 4. Now on Local Group Policy Editor, go the following path – User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Start Menu and Taskbar.

Step 5. Now on the right pane, double click ‘Prevent users from uninstalling the app from scratch’ Policy.

Double click the 'Prevent users from uninstalling the application from start' policy

Step 6. In the next window, change the toggle option ‘Enable’ And click on ‘Alright’ switch.

Change toggle option to 'enable'

Step 7. To revert the changes, you need to select ‘not configured’ In the above step.

pay attention: The policy will only prevent users from uninstalling the application from the Start menu. Users can still uninstall apps from the Classic Control Panel or software uninstall file.

this is the matter! You are done. This can prevent users from uninstalling the program in Windows 10.

So, this article is all about how to prevent users from uninstalling the program in a Windows 10 computer. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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