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    Why is it that the last time I went to the control panel to uninstall a program it was no longer listed, And a lot of my programs weren't listed. Why is this ? it makes it impossible to uninstall most of my programs that I no longer want. I hate Windows 8.

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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    If what you're telling us is true then you have a problem that needs to be fixed and it could very well happen regardless of whether you are running Win 8 or not.

    As TairikuOkami pointed out, Modern apps are uninstalled in a different manner than desktop apps so we need to know which you are talking about before we can help you. Modern apps are those apps that you have installed from the Store. Desktop apps are those that have been installed in the traditional way using an installer.
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    You, guys have really got me lost. My problem is that a lot of my programs I have loaded into my computer don't show up in the control panel. There are some of these programs that I would like to uninstall but if I can't find them in my control panel how do I uninstall them. Better yet the question should be why are the programs that I have downloaded not in the control panel, Most everything in the control panel is Microsoft, There isn't any programs that I have downloaded in the control panel. They where there before but not anymore.
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    N.Y.
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    N. Calif
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    Where did you download these programs from? Are they ones you downloaded from the Store?
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Guythunder View Post
    Why is it that the last time I went to the control panel to uninstall a program it was no longer listed, And a lot of my programs weren't listed. Why is this ? it makes it impossible to uninstall most of my programs that I no longer want. I hate Windows 8.
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Guythunder View Post
    Why is it that the last time I went to the control panel to uninstall a program it was no longer listed, And a lot of my programs weren't listed. Why is this ? it makes it impossible to uninstall most of my programs that I no longer want. I hate Windows 8.
    Try--- Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
    That was my first thought too, but figured does not really solve why it happened. I like Revo never use Program and Features to uninstall software.
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