Install or Uninstall Notepad in Windows 10

How to Install or Uninstall Notepad in Windows 10

In recent versions, Windows 10 includes Notepad in the list of installed apps, in addition to  both Paint and WordPad apps listed on the optional features page in Settings. This means that you can easily uninstall and remove Notepad from the OS. Here's how to uninstall Notepad in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Notepad In The Store

Notepad is one of the classic Windows apps that had seen updates rarely. However, starting with Windows 10 Build 17661, Notepad has received plenty of new features and improvements. Now it can handle large text files without issues, comes with performance improvements, and includes the following new options:

Starting with Windows 10 20H1, the classic Notepad app has got a new home on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is going to update it independently from the core OS image by turning it into  a standalone Store app.

Notepad's release cycle is not tied to the Windows 10 update schedule anymore. It will receive independent updates like any other Store app.

According to the company, this change will allow them to quickly respond to issues and feedback for Notepad, and to deliver new features to app users much faster.

Due to these changes, it is now possible to remove and uninstall Notepad from Windows 10.

If you are interested in removing the Notepad app, you can use the Settings app. Here's how it can be done.

To Uninstall Notepad in Windows 10,

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features.
  3. On the right, find Notepad under the Apps & features list.Windows 10 Find Notepad In The List
  4. Click on the Notepad entry in the list.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.Windows 10 Click On Uninstall Notepad
  6. In the next dialog, click on Uninstall to confirm the app removal.

You are done. This will uninstall the Notepad app.

Later, you can restore it as follows.

To Install Notepad in Windows 10,

  1. Open Microsoft Store.
  2. Find Notepad in the Store. Here is the direct link.
  3. Click on the Get button.Windows 10 Install Notepad From Store
  4. This will install Notepad.

You are done.

Alternatively, you can repair or reset Notepad in Windows 10 using the Advanced Options available for most of the Store apps. It also includes the ability to terminate apps.

Reset or Repair Notepad in Windows 10

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features.
  3. On the right, find Notepad under the Apps & features list.Windows 10 Find Notepad In The List
  4. Click on the Notepad entry in the list.
  5. Click on the Advanced options link.Windows 10 Notepad App Advanced Options Link
  6. On the next page, you will find Reset, Repair, and Terminate buttons.Windows 10 Click On Uninstall Notepad
  7. Use the appropriate button for what you want.

This way, you can quickly remove or restore the classic Notepad​ app if you have a reason for that.

That's it.

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