How to remove windows 10 apps

This guide/tips is for how to remove Windows 10 apps. Finding and installing apps in the Windows Store is an easy process and uninstalling apps or programs in Windows 10 has also become a very straightforward process. In Windows 10, you are able to uninstall apps and programs directly from the Start menu, the Settings menu or using the trusty Control Panel.

This article goes through the three different options as well as the steps involved in uninstalling default apps from your Windows 10 PC.

Option 1: Uninstall apps or programs directly from the Start menu

Start Menu Apps Uninstallation
Start Menu Apps Uninstallation

Click Start > All apps > right-click the app or program you want to uninstall and click Uninstall from the menu options.

Option 2: How to uninstall default Windows 10 apps and programs
Windows 10 comes with many default apps. For many of the apps, like Get Started, Get Skype, Get Office, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Money, News, Phone Companion, Sports, Optional Features, Windows Media Player, and Windows DVD Player, you can follow the uninstall instructions above.

However, other default apps like Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Camera, Maps, Movies & TV, People, Photos, Store, and Weather will require you to use PowerShell. If you want to uninstall any of these apps, follow the steps below.

Powershell Apps uninstallation in Windows 10
Using Powershell to remove Apps in Windows 10

Click Start > All apps > Windows PowerShell >right click WindowsPowerShell > click Run as administrator.

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:

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

Note: Still there are few apps you can’t remove like Microsoft Edge, Windows Feedback app, Contact Support app, Cortana.

How to Reinstall All Built-in Apps
If you decide you want the preinstalled apps back, you can get them back with a single line of PowerShell code. Enter below line.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Option 2: Uninstall apps or programs from the Settings menu

Uninstall apps using Setting in Windows 10
Uninstall apps using Setting in Windows 10

If the app or program is not in the Start menu, click Start > Settings > System > Apps & features. Click the app or program you want to uninstall > click Uninstall.

Option 3: Uninstall programs from the Control Panel

Uninstall apps using Control Panel in Windows 10
Uninstall apps using Control Panel in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel to uninstall programs, but not Windows 10 apps.
Right-click Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features (switch to Uninstall a Program if your Control Panel is in Category view). Click the program you want to uninstall > click Uninstall.

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