Remove Windows10 Apps

As new users try out Windows 10 for the first time, some newbie questions might arise. An example would be how to uninstall apps on Windows 10.

These apps take up very little space on your device so it’s best to just ignore them if you don’t want to use them. But, if you really want to uninstall them, you can. If you’ve already uninstalled included apps, you can get them all back with a single command.

1. Use PowerShell to Uninstall Built-in Apps

You can uninstall most of the built-in apps — even ones that don’t normally offer an “Uninstall” option — with a PowerShell cmdlet. This trick won’t allow you to remove a few of the most important built-in apps, including Cortana and Microsoft Edge. If you try, you’ll see an error message saying they can’t be removed.

First, open PowerShell as administrator. Open the Start menu, search for “PowerShell,” right-click the PowerShell shortcut, and select “Run as administrator.” Agree to the UAC prompt.

1) To list the packages

Just run following command in PowerShell to get a list of all installed apps:

Get-AppxPackage

2) To remove the packages (one by one)

Copy and paste one or more of the following commands into the PowerShell prompt, pressing Enter after each one to remove the apps you don’t want on your Windows 10 system:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Windows.ContactSupport | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage # Mail and Calendar
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage # Phone Companion
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.OneNote | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.Sway | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Appconnector | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedback* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.FeatureOnDemand.InsiderHub | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Bing* | Remove-AppxPackage # Money, Sports, News, Finance and Weather
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.3DBuilder | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Messaging | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.CommsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Advertising.Xaml | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BioEnrollment | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.OneConnect | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage flaregamesGmbH.RoyalRevolt2 | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *Netflix | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Facebook.Facebook | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MinecraftUWP | Remove-AppxPackage
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

As you may have noticed, in Windows 10 you can uninstall Windows Store as well, so be very careful while uninstalling Windows Store app. We advise you to not remove Windows Store app to stay on safe side.

3) Remove All Current User Packages

If you want, you can uninstall all built-in modern apps in a single step using following command:

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

The above mentioned command will uninstall the apps from your current user account only.

 

4) Remove all Users Packages

Command to uninstall all built-in apps for all user accounts:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage

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