When you try to modify the application via Programs and Features on Windows 10, you may encounter the “Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed notification” error. This post from MiniTool provides methods for you to fix it.
Please Wait Until Current Program Finished Uninstalling
The “please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling” issue can be quite serious since it prevents you from installing or uninstalling programs, and the error sometimes does not go away, even after the computer is restarted.
If the process is already used by another program, the error will occur in order to prevent any damage to programs or files. In addition, the incomplete installation of the application might cause several conflicts and more errors.
In the next part, I will introduce how to fix the “please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed” error.
How to Fix the Issue
Fix 1: Uninstall the Program in the Safe Mode
The first method for you is to uninstall the program in Safe Mode. The instructions are as follows:
Step 1: Search for Control Panel in the Search box to open it.
Step 2: Navigate to the Programs and Features section and click it.
Step 3: Find the program in the list and right-click it to choose Uninstall/Change.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall it.
After the uninstallation is complete, restart the PC and check if the issue has been fixed.
Fix 2: Restart Explorer.exe
Then you can try to restart explorer.exe to fix the “please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling”. The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously to open Task Manager.
Step 2: Find the Windows Explorer process.
Step 3: Right-click it to select Restart.
Then you can check to see if the issue has gone.
Fix 3: Perform a System Restore
You can also try to perform a system restore to fix the issue. Here is how to do that:
Tip: Only if you have created a system restore point in advance, you can try this solution.
Step 1: In the search menu, input control panel and search for it, then open it.
Step 2:Click Recovery to continue.
Step 3: In the pop-up interface, please choose Open System Restore to continue.
Step 4: In the Restore system files and settings interface, you can click Next to continue.
Step 5: Choose the time to restore your computer to the state it was in the selected event and click Next to continue.
Step 6: You need to confirm the restore point and click Finish. After the system restore is finished, try to shut down your computer again.
What is a system restore point and how to create restore point Windows 10? This post will show you the answers.
Fix 4: Use the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
Troubleshooter is a great program developed by Microsoft that can diagnose and repair problems automatically. You should follow these steps:
Step 1: Download Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Click the Next button to let this troubleshooter detect the issues.
Step 3: When the detecting process finishes, the troubleshooter asks you a question — Are you have a problem installing or uninstalling a problem. According to your situation, select Installing or Uninstalling.
Step 4: Wait for the tool checking. It will detect and repair issues, including corrupted registry values and damaged registry keys.
Then the “please wait until the current program is finished” issue should be fixed.
From this post, you can know 4 methods to fix the “please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling” issue. If you encounter the same issue, you can try the methods above.
Originally published at https://www.minitool.com on December 30, 2019.