How to Completely Remove Built-In Apps From Windows 10 - Windows Basics


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

How to Completely Remove Built-In Apps From Windows 10

Not all Windows 10 devices are made equal. Unless you're buying a device directly from Microsoft, it's likely that your PC will come with bloatware of some sort. This is another way of saying apps that come built-in to your device which seemingly can't be uninstalled. 
That can be incredibly frustrating, particularly when Windows 10 is so slick and easy to use at its core. However, there are some things you can do to get that pesky bloatware off your device and declutter your desktop. 
How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in apps
The approach above won't remove any of the apps that are actually part of Windows 10, and you won’t see an option to uninstall the app when you right-click on it. For such apps it’s going to take a little more work. It’s not difficult but it will involve using the command line, which while intimidating at first is actually quite straightforward.
1.Open the Start Menu again and type Powershell into the search box. It should appear as Windows PowerShell at the top of the list of results. Right click on it and select the Run as Administrator option. 
2. With the PowerShell window open you can now type in commands to remove the apps in question.
The command you need to use follows this format;
Get-AppxPackage *name of app* | Remove-AppxPackage
So, for example, if you wish to remove the Office Hub app you’d type the following command and press enter;
Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Here’s a list the built-in apps and the names you need to use to delete them;
3D Builder - 3dbuilder
Alarms & Clock - alarms
Calculator - calculator
Calendar & Mail - communicationsapps
Camera - camera
Films & TV - zunevideo
Get Office - officehub
Get Skype - skypeapp
Get Started - getstarted
Groove Music - zunemusic
Maps - maps
Messaging - messaging
Microsoft Solitaire Collection - solitaire
Money - bingfinance
News - bingnews
Onenote - onenote
Photos - photos
Sports - bingsports
Voice recorder - soundrecorder
Weather - bingweather
Xbox - xbox
There are a few apps that can’t be deleted though. These are Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Contact Support, Windows Feedback and, while you can remove the Windows Store, it's not a great idea since you might want it in the future.

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