Notepad is one of the oldest apps in the Windows operating system. Post the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft replaced the classic Notepad program with the new Notepad app.
That said, the Notepad in Windows 10 does miss out on some of the new features introduced with the Notepad for Windows 11. For example, tabs and dark mode are not available for Notepad in Windows 10.
Notepad is one of the inbox apps, meaning that the Notepad app is installed by default. However, if the Notepad app is missing from your Windows 10 installation, you can install the same.
Similarly, if you do not like the Notepad app and want to uninstall it, you can do so as well. This guide shows you how to install and uninstall the Notepad app in Windows 10.
Install Notepad on Windows 10
Unlike Notepad for Windows 11, the Notepad app for Windows 10 cannot be installed from the Microsoft Store. This is because the official Notepad available on the Microsoft Store does not support Windows 10.
Here is how to install the Notepad in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the Windows 10 Settings app. Go to Apps > Apps & features page.
Step 2: Here, click on the Optional features link.
Step 3: Now, click the Add a feature button.
Step 4: Select the Notepad entry and then click the Install button. Windows 10 will begin downloading and installing Notepad.
Once installed, you may launch it using search.
Uninstall Notepad on Windows 10
Step 1: Go to Windows 10 Settings > Apps > Apps & features page.
Step 2: Click on the Optional features link.
Step 3: The Installed features section shows all installed features. Look for the Notepad entry here and then select it. Next, click the Uninstall button to uninstall it from your Windows 10 installation.
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