Removing Pre-installed Windows 10 Apps

Windows 10 WallpaperIf you’re anything like me, pre-installed apps on devices (bloatware cough, cough) can be annoying and inconvenient. I take it we oft wish there was some way to get rid of these manufacturer baked in additions. Thankfully, if you’re a Windows 10 user, there is a way to remove these pre-installed apps individually or en bloc. Naturally, you’ll need ADMINISTRATOR privileges to accomplish this task.

If, after removing these apps you begin to feel nostalgic, you can always find them freely available in the Windows Store. So then, lets get to it….

Step 1: Click START and type “Powershell

Step 2: Right-click on PowerShell shortcut and select “Run as administrator

Step 3: Enter the appropriate command listed below:

  • Get a list of app packages: Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

PowerShell screenshot

  • Uninstall 3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Calendar and Mail: Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Camera: Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Get Office: Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Get Skype: Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Get Started: Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Maps: Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Money: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Movies & TV: Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall News: Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall OneNote: Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall People: Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Phone Companion: Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Photos: Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Store: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Sports: Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Voice Recorder: Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Xbox: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

Remove XBox App

I know you may want to try but unfortunately you cannot remove Microsoft Edge or Cortana (sorry).

  • Remove All Apps: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Re-Install All Built-in Apps: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Sourcehttp://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/

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