How to prevent programs and apps from being uninstalled in Windows 10

In Windows 10 you can uninstall applications right from the Start menu, without having to open the system settings. Despite the ease, this may allow the removal of apps accidentally by inexperienced users. To prevent this from happening, the Microsoft system has a setting that prevents apps and programs from being uninstalled.

See, in the following tutorial, how to block the removal of applications on Windows PCs. The hint is useful to anyone who administers a shared computer and wants to prevent apps from being removed from the computer without the authorization of the person in charge of the machine. Step-by-step also applies to previous versions of the system.

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Here's how to stop uninstalling applications in Windows 10

Step 1. Press "Windows + R" to open "Run" and enter the command "gpedit.msc" (without the quotation marks);

Enter the command in Run

Step 2. On the left side of the window, open "User Configuration", "Administrative Templates" and "Start Menu and Taskbar". On the right, double-click on "Prevent users from uninstalling Start applications";

Open the indicated option

Step 3. Finally, check the option "Enabled" and press "OK";

Preventing apps from being removed from the PC

Step 4. In this way, the option to uninstall the programs will not be available. Instead, the message "Some settings are managed by your organization" is displayed.

Button to uninstall app will be disabled

Ready! Take the hint to prevent unauthorized people from uninstalling programs from your computer.

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