Saturday, June 29, 2013

How To Solve 'You Do Not Have Sufficient Access To Uninstall' Error In Windows 8

To uninstall a program from your computer is to  remove them from the Programs and Features of  the Control Panel thereby removing it from a system completely. Most programs  installed on a system appear  on the list of items. The Programs and Features of the Control Panel serves as a place where you can locate the packages installed on your  system and to uninstall them easily when needed. This helps to reduce time in locating uninstall application of any program and deleting it. It also helps in following the rightful process to remove an application from a computer completely aforesaid.

Image showing warning of insufficient access to uninstall a program at the Programs and Features

When a system refuses to uninstall a program that requires some access privilege this is when this  particular warning message is displayed on your computer screen.

If you are experiencing the problem during the time of trying to uninstall a program from the Programs and Features of your computer this information is meant for you. 

Image of Programs and Feature in Windows 8

STEP 1: Close the 'Programs and Feature' of your 'Control Panel'.

Image of File/Windows Explorer in Windows  8

STEP 2:  Click  'File Explorer ' from the 'Taskbar'  to continue.

Red arrows pointing to Local drive C and Program Files(x86)

STEP 3:  Next locate your 'Local disk C' and click on Program Files(x86) to open it.

Red arrow pointing to example of program file

STEP 4: Locate the program you want to uninstall .

Red arrow pointing to uninst 

STEP 5: At the program folder look for 'uninst'  with  file type 'Application' .

Image showing red arrows point to instruction to uninstall a program

STEP 5: Right-click on 'uninst' and select 'Run as administrator' from the drop-down menu.

Red arrow pointing to Uninstall at the uninstall dialogue

STEP 6: Click  'Uninstall' tab at the uninstall dialog and follow on-screen instructions to complete it.