How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps

App uninstall guide

How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps

Traditional Method

 

Some applications like "Get Office", "Get Skype", "Microsoft Solitaire", "Candy Crush" and some other applications can be uninstalled using traditional methods.

All that Windows 10 users will need to do to uninstall these applications is to simply enter into the start menu, right-click the target application and select uninstall. If you chosen application cannot be uninstalled via this method you will need to use the PowerShell method, which is detailed below. 

 

How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps

 

PowerShell Method (Advanced)

 

Using PowerShell most of Windows 10's applications can be removed, though there are a few notable exceptions like "Cortana", "Microsoft Edge", "Windows Feedback" and "Contact Support". We will list below all known commands that can be used to uninstall Windows 10's built-in applications. 

First Windows 10 users will need to open PowerShell as an administrator. Click on the Windows 10 search bar, type in PowerShell, right click on the PowerShell shortcut and then click Run as administrator and then click agree on the UAC prompt.  

 

How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps  

 

To remove an application through PowerShell you will need to post one of the appropriate commands into PowerShell and then press enter.

 

Commands list

Below is a list of all commands that are currently known to us. We plan on updating this list over time with additional applications when/if Microsoft plans on adds more applications to Windows 10 or if we find any applications missing from this list. 

 

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 Money/Bing Finance

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing News

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Films & TV (Zune Video)

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calender and Mail

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall One Note

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall the Windows Store

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing Sports

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall the Xbox App

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall 3D Builder

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage 

Uninstall Alarms and Clock

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Phone Companion App

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

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Most Recent Comments

27-11-2016, 09:47:07

Dicehunter
The most straight forward method I've found is to simply install the quite popular Ccleaner and uninstall the built in apps that way -

http://i.imgur.com/V4dGUt4.jpgQuote

27-11-2016, 10:04:45

TheF34RChannel
I'm more concerned with getting the windows store back, still, after having removed all the apps...Quote

27-11-2016, 13:32:01

Morex
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Originally Posted by The F34R Channel View Post
I'm more concerned with getting the windows store back, still, after having removed all the apps...
got you covered

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With the release of Microsoft Play anywhere games and them needing windows 10 anniversary edition I've seen a resurgence of people complaining about windows 10 spying on you all across the web. Normally when people complain about microsoft spying and collecting ad data (and yes there are a handful of app packages that are titled Advertising) I show them this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KFc6l8jrVs
and move on but with the new play anywhere there's some extra stuff I should add...
When following the "Remove windows apps: Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage" step don't stop there you then need to turn back and type in "Get-Appxpackage -Allusers", copy/paste the entire list to a notepad doc and use the find key to locate every app that says store or xbox and reinstall them. Especially "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider" like this:
Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_1 1.18.16009.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe/AppxManifest.xml” –DisableDevelopmentMode
(this is the item the anniversary edition has different than windows 10 home which I believe is the reason you need anniversary edition for play anywhere titles)
the location inside the quotations being the "InstallLocation" but don't remove the "/AppxManifest.xml" you need that...
Hope this helps. https://www.facebook.com/images/emoj...1/16/1f642.png
P.S. I'm no super techy programmer or anything this took me some time on my own to figure out lol
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29-11-2016, 06:15:39

TheF34RChannel
Thanks; I had tried that previously and it doesn't work; gives an error about it not being to locate it?Quote
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