In Windows 7, you have to log into your account as an administrator to uninstall programs. The administrator account prevents unauthorized users from modifying system components and removing applications. Certain programs generally require the administrator password to be entered to remove them. As an administrator, you can remove these programs quickly and safely, and free up memory and hard disk space. Step 1 Log in to the computer as an administrator. If you don't log in as administrator, log out of your computer and then log in again with the administrator password. Step 2 Click the "Start" button and click "Control Panel." Click on "Programs" and then on "Programs and Features" to launch the corresponding window. Alternatively, open the "Programs and Features" window by clicking the "Start" button, type "Programs and Features" (without the quotes) in the search box, and then press "Enter." Step 3 Scroll through the list of installed programs, click the one you want to uninstall and the "Uninstall" button. Step 4 Enter the administrator password when prompted. When the uninstall wizard starts, follow the guided instructions to remove the program. Uninstall guidelines vary with different programs, so pay attention. It may take a minute or more to complete the uninstallation depending on the size of the program you are removing. Step 5 Restart your computer if the uninstall program prompts you to do so.