How To Uninstall In-Built Apps In Windows 10?

How To Uninstall In-Built Apps In Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with innumerable features and in-built apps. Some of the apps are very useful. However, there are many apps which may not be of use at all. Unlike  third-party apps, you can’t uninstall native apps easily, as Windows doesn’t allow it. Well, there is a way to uninstall the native apps.

In this post, we have given a step by step guide to help uninstall in-built apps in Windows 10.

Note: It is not recommended to uninstall native apps from your Windows 10 computer. Apps like Bing News, Alarms, Clocks are important if you set a reminder every now and then. If you still want to get rid of some of them, read on!

Some of the apps can be uninstalled easily by just clicking on Uninstall, while some would need extra work around.

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Uninstall The App Conventionally

Some of the automatically installed apps such as Candy Crush, FarmVille, Netflix can be easily uninstalled. All you need to do is, locate the app that you want to delete from the All Apps list on the Start Menu and right click on it. Now select Uninstall option from the small list.

Note: If the device that you possess is a touch screen, long-press on the app to uninstall it.

You can also uninstall third-party applications in the same manner. However, you can’t remove all the Microsoft native apps this way.

Use Powershell To Uninstall In-Built Apps

If you are looking for a way to uninstall native apps which don’t have an option to Uninstall, you can Uninstall using Powershell.

Note: You can’t remove essential Microsoft apps such as Cortana, Microsoft Edge.

To remove the other apps, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows and X key together. You will get Power User menu at the bottom left-hand side corner. Choose Windows Powershell (Admin).

windows power shell

Note: In case your system is not updated to Windows 10 Creators Update, you might not be able to get Powershell in Power User menu.  Click Start and type “Powershell” in the search box. Once the option appears, right click on it and select “Run as administrator” option.

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  • Once the PowerShell interface is open, copy and paste any of the commands(related to the app) and press Enter after each command.

List of all the commands for the native apps that you need to type to delete them-

  • 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

So, these are the commands that you need to use to delete native apps on Windows. In case you need to re-install the native apps, Open Powershell(Admin), by following the above steps. Once the Powershell interface is open, copy and paste the below command:

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

This command will ask Windows to install Windows default apps again. It will take a few minutes. If you don’t notice any change, restart the PC and then go to Start menu to get the default apps.

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So, in this way you can declutter your Start menu and also bring back the native apps.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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