How to Repair Programs in Windows 10

Programs can get damaged or corrupted on Windows 10 but it doesn’t mean it cannot be repaired easily. On windows 10, there are four different methods and some third-party programs that will help you achieve this.

Windows 10 is a powerful tool that comes with great features, and some of these features are there to help you fix programs.

Programs can sometimes develop a serious complex issue that is difficult to fix. You probably have tried your best in trying to fix the problem but the result still turns out not good.

As a windows user, fixing a program isn’t a problem because windows 10 is already equipped with a repair tool.

Windows 10 program repair tool gives you an option to also reset your program without losing your documents if the repair didn’t work.

Note – Not every program has the repair option in windows 10. Some of these programs simply just have to be repaired manually by uninstalling and reinstalling.

With the methods I provided below, methods 1 and 2 are particularly for programs that have the repair option while methods 3 and 4 are particularly for programs that don’t have any repair option.

Let’s get right into it.

Methods to Repair Programs in Windows 10

There are four ways to repair a program on a windows computer.

  1. Windows settings
  2. Control panel
  3. Update the program
  4. Uninstall and reinstall the program

Follow the instructions correctly

1. Windows Settings

Here’s how to repair programs through windows settings.

1. Press the following command to open windows settings:

Windows settings

Windows key + I

2. Click on Apps.

apps-in-windows-settings

3. Inside apps & features, find and select the program you want to repair.

selected program in apps and features

4. Click on advanced options.

advanced options in apps and features

5. In the reset section, click on repair.

repair program in windows 10

6. If the program isn’t still working right after clicking on repair, click on reset below repair to reinstall the program without affecting any of your documents.

reset program in windows 10

Continue with the instructions to repair your program.

2. Control Panel

Here’s how,

1. Search for control panel in windows search.

search control panel in windows search

2. Click on control panel among the results.

control panel result in windows search

3. Click on programs and features. Set view by to small icons small icons in command prompt.

programs and features in control panel

4. Find and right-click on the program you want to repair.

5. Click on repair

repair program with control panel

Follow the instructions that comes next to completely repair your program.

3. Update the Program

Most programs malfunction when there’s a need for an update you are unaware about.

Some programs can be updated within the program it’s self while other programs might have to be downloaded from their given website.

If your program falls into any of this category, you should consider checking if there’s an update available for that program.

Once you find an update, you should backup your documents first and then update the program first before attempting to repair it.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall the Program

Not all programs will show you a repair option.

If you can’t find a repair option for your program, you should try the uninstall and reinstall method.

1. Backup your documents somewhere safe.

2. Completely uninstall the program.

3. Re-install the program.

4. Restore your backup

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