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How to Uninstall the Built-in-Apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a variety of apps that may be useless for some people and can irritate many users. These apps occupy little space, thus deleting them is just as useless as keeping them on the computer. It is best to ignore them if you don’t want to use them. However, if you want to delete these apps, then you need to follow some steps. Some times we also require to uninstall them to troubleshoot some apps by reinstalling them.

Some apps can be easily uninstalled through the normal way. Simply right click on the app and then uninstall them. On touch sensitive screens you need to long press on the app icon and the same menu will appear, where you need to tap uninstall. This trick helps to uninstall these apps – Get Started, Get Office, Get Skype, Money, Phone Companion, Solitaire, News, Sports, Bloatware apps that come with every device by the manufacturer.

Remove Windows 10 Built in Apps using PowerShell

PowerShell to uninstall Apps

Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell lets you uninstall many other apps with the exception of Microsoft Edge. Open the start menu, Search PowerShell and then run this program as an administrator. Just right click on the program and select the option.

You can also press Ctrl+shift+enter to run it as an administrator. PowerShell responds to specific commands for particular apps. You can utilize the Get-AppxPackage or Remove-AppxPackage commands to remove the built-in apps from Windows 10. If you want to delete an app, then in addition to these commands you will also need to provide info such as PackageFullName (the full package name of the relevant app).

Run the following command to get a list of all installed apps in Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage

This command will display all the installed apps with all their specific details and their full names which we require to uninstall them. We need the PackageFullName of the relevant apps so we run the following command to find out their names:Powershell remove Built in Apps in Win 10

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name , PackageFullName

This command will show the name of the app and the PackageFullName and omit the undesired information.

 

To remove all built in app from all user accounts in win 10

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

To remove all modern apps from system account

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

Use the following commands to remove a specific app:

Uninstall Skype app

get-appxpackage *messaging* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Sway

get-appxpackage *sway* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone:

get-appxpackage *commsphone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:

get-appxpackage *windowsphone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone and Phone Companion apps together:

get-appxpackage *phone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail apps together:

get-appxpackage *communicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall People:

get-appxpackage *people* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

get-appxpackage *zunemusic* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

get-appxpackage *zunevideo* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Groove Music and Movies & TV apps together:

get-appxpackage *zune* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Money:

get-appxpackage *bingfinance* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall News:

get-appxpackage *bingnews* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Sports:

get-appxpackage *bingsports* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Weather:

get-appxpackage *bingweather* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Money, News, Sports and Weather apps together:

get-appxpackage *bing* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall OneNote:

get-appxpackage *onenote* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Alarms & Clock:

get-appxpackage *alarms* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Calculator:

get-appxpackage *calculator* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Camera:

get-appxpackage *camera* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Photos:

get-appxpackage *photos* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Maps:

get-appxpackage *maps* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

get-appxpackage *soundrecorder* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Xbox:

get-appxpackage *xbox* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

get-appxpackage *solitaire* | 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 3D Builder:

get-appxpackage *3dbuilder* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Windows Store:

get-appxpackage *windowsstore* | remove-appxpackage

This is an easy method for removing undesired apps from your Windows 10. However, there is no real use for uninstalling these, except to reduce the number of apps from your start menu. This is because the space freed from uninstalling these apps is not very significant.

This post was last updated on:2016-10-17 | First Published:2016-05-05

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13 comments

  1. Thanks alot

  2. Power Shell in Admin mode – I tried to run the -Allusers remove command and it doesn’t look like it worked. I double checked my syntax from what was posted and rebooted, still nothing. Looks like the return syntax can’t find the packages but when I log into the test account,… they are there.

    Also does this require to be re-run if I add users after running the command?

    Cheers!

  3. List of all installed apps in Windows 10
    Get-AppxPackage

    Show the name of the app and the PackageFullName and omit the undesired information.
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name , PackageFullName

    Remove all built in app from all user accounts in win 10
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove all modern apps from system account
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

    Commands to remove a specific app:

    Uninstall Skype app
    get-appxpackage *messaging* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Sway
    get-appxpackage *sway* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Phone:
    get-appxpackage *commsphone* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Phone Companion:
    get-appxpackage *windowsphone* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Phone and Phone Companion apps together:
    get-appxpackage *phone* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Calendar and Mail apps together:
    get-appxpackage *communicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall People:
    get-appxpackage *people* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Groove Music:
    get-appxpackage *zunemusic* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Movies & TV:
    get-appxpackage *zunevideo* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Groove Music and Movies & TV apps together:
    get-appxpackage *zune* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Money:
    get-appxpackage *bingfinance* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall News:
    get-appxpackage *bingnews* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Sports:
    get-appxpackage *bingsports* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Weather:
    get-appxpackage *bingweather* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Money, News, Sports and Weather apps together:
    get-appxpackage *bing* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall OneNote:
    get-appxpackage *onenote* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Alarms & Clock:
    get-appxpackage *alarms* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Calculator:
    get-appxpackage *calculator* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Camera:
    get-appxpackage *camera* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Photos:
    get-appxpackage *photos* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Maps:
    get-appxpackage *maps* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Voice Recorder:
    get-appxpackage *soundrecorder* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Xbox:
    get-appxpackage *xbox* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:
    get-appxpackage *solitaire* | 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 3D Builder:
    get-appxpackage *3dbuilder* | remove-appxpackage

    Uninstall Windows Store:
    get-appxpackage *windowsstore* | remove-appxpackage

  4. ChewbaccasUglyBrother

    Thanks for the great information. Reading previous comments, there really are some unappreciative people out there.

  5. I agree, where is copy paste? moronic move.

    • Thank you for letting us know about this issue. Sorry for the delay. Now you can mouse over the code click on the + icon to open the codes in a new windows to copy paste them.

  6. Copying and pasting does not work on this webpage. Please fix that.

    • Thank you for your valuable feedback. The issue has been fixed now. You can move the mouse over the code and click on the + icon to open the code window from where you can copy and paste the code.

      • So is there a particular reason why we aren’t allowed to select or copy/paste on this site? This has gotta be the most retarded and idiotic feature I’ve seen. I remember back in the early 90’s this was a thing, to prevent people from stealing images etc. However, now you are just making it a pain, I have to save the webpage and copy from the source code the text I want. No one should have to click + on every freaking code section, really? Also I loved the answer “Thanks for letting us know, here we didn’t actually fix it but we implemented a new feature, which makes about as much sense as our original one!”

  7. Awesome! This is helping me so much as I am an IT in a school with 300 + laptops that I have to do individually as they are not connected to the LAN and we don’t want the students playing games on them. The -allusers clear for Appx is awesome! Thanks for spreading the knowledge!!!

  8. what good is this if you can’t even copy paste?

    • if you can’t copy and paste click Open code in new window then it will let you.

    • Hover your mouse on the code and on the ride side you will see an icon of + sign. It will open the code in a new window from where you can copy the code easily. Hope it will help you otherwise if you have issue in opening the code in new windows then please explain your issue.

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