Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10  

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10

    How to Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    16 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10


    Microsoft WordPad is a basic rich text editor first included with Microsoft Windows 95 and all versions of Windows since. It is more advanced than Microsoft Notepad but simpler than Microsoft Word.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18980, Microsoft converted WordPad into an Option Feature for you to uninstall or reinstall to save disk space if needed.

    This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the classic WordPad (write.exe) app for all users in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Optional Features
    • Option Two: Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Command Prompt



    EXAMPLE: Microsoft WordPad
    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-wordpad.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Optional Features


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-optional_features.jpg

    3 Do step 4 (install) or step 5 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do.


     4. To Install Microsoft WordPad

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-optional_features_add_a_feature.png

    B) Scroll down, check WordPad, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-optional_features_install_wordpad-1.png


     5. To Uninstall Microsoft WordPad

    A) Scroll down, click/tap on WordPad under Installed features, click/tap on the Uninstall button, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshots below)

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-optional_features_uninstall_wordpad-1.png Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Windows 10-optional_features_uninstall_wordpad-2.png

    6 You can now close Settings if you like.







    OPTION TWO

    Install or Uninstall Microsoft WordPad in Command Prompt


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Do step 3 (install) or step 4 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Install Microsoft WordPad

    This is the default setting.

    A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.

    DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft.Windows.WordPad~~~~0.0.1.0


     4. To Uninstall Microsoft WordPad

    A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.

    DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft.Windows.WordPad~~~~0.0.1.0

    5 You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 71
    Wind 10 Pro - Vers 21H - 1 - OS Build - 19043.1165 - Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0
       #1

    I am not very good at understanding processes.

    I found this Thread after having Opened Wordpad in my Windows 10 programme - for the first time in a year or so - I was trying to familiarise myself with it.

    I presume how do not need to follow install procedures - as it is already installed.

    what I want to do now is to set a default font and font size.

    I am not sure if that information is available in this thread - so have written this short report and will investigate further.

    My overall objective at present is to find one simple text input programme that I can quickly use to write notes for myself and draft emails and such like.

    This offers more than Windows (should I call it Microsoft) Notepad because it offers a variety of text formats and basic word processing features - so maybe sufficient for my Purposes.
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  2. Posts : 61,533
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    AndrewSWHatton said:
    I am not very good at understanding processes.

    I found this Thread after having Opened Wordpad in my Windows 10 programme - for the first time in a year or so - I was trying to familiarise myself with it.

    I presume how do not need to follow install procedures - as it is already installed.

    what I want to do now is to set a default font and font size.

    I am not sure if that information is available in this thread - so have written this short report and will investigate further.

    My overall objective at present is to find one simple text input programme that I can quickly use to write notes for myself and draft emails and such like.

    This offers more than Windows (should I call it Microsoft) Notepad because it offers a variety of text formats and basic word processing features - so maybe sufficient for my Purposes.
    Hello Andrew,

    WordPad is installed by default in Windows 10, so you would only need to install it if you or something uninstalled it.

    This tutorial is only about installing and uninstalling WordPad, so it would be best to post your other questions in the Software and Apps forum area.
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  3. Posts : 12,425
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    @AndrewSWHatton Have you had a look at OneNote, it might serve well for 'snippets' of text without having to separately save them as files.
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  4. Posts : 71
    Wind 10 Pro - Vers 21H - 1 - OS Build - 19043.1165 - Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0
       #4

    Thank you - I have tried with OneNote and do use it but again there seems so much of it I get in a bit of a muddle with it.
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  5. Posts : 12,425
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    AndrewSWHatton said:
    Thank you - I have tried with OneNote and do use it but again there seems so much of it I get in a bit of a muddle with it.
    Some pages that may have help:
    how to use onenote at DuckDuckGo
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  6. Posts : 71
    Wind 10 Pro - Vers 21H - 1 - OS Build - 19043.1165 - Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0
       #6

    Thank you.
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