remove/uninstall this software from my computer

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Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I forgot when I installed a software in my computer, the other day when I started to get rid of it, I couldn't. I then asked a technician and I pointed at that software and said:

Can you remove/uninstall this software from my computer?

I wonder if it's natural. I think "uninstall" is a technical word, so I chose remove, I need your help.

Thanks a lot
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Uninstall is the usual verb for software (programs, drivers, executable files, etc.) All software should come with an uninstaller program, or you can obtain uninstaller programs to do the job for you. Remove is the usual verb for (i) the permanent removal of hardware (hard-drives, graphics cards, etc.) (ii) the removal of viruses.
     
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