Take the time to identify the programs you no longer need and uninstall them—you can always reinstall them later if you change your mind. On Windows, open the Start menu, go to the Settings screen, and then click System followed by Apps & features. You can sort apps by size or date to weed out the ones you don't need, or click an app to remove it. On macOS, open Launchpad, click and hold on any app, and hit the delete button. Some programs might require you to launch an uninstall utility. To do so, open Finder, navigate to the Applications folder, and look for the uninstall program. If it doesn't have one, then just drag the app's entry from Applications to the Trash.