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How to Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

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Written by Uday Kumar

Windows 10 comes with a huge number of built-in apps and in addition, to those, even the bloatware apps installed by the PC manufacturer can also be seen in All apps section in the Start menu. If you are bored with these annoying built-in apps then you can uninstall them. But Microsoft doesn’t allow you to uninstall these built-in apps in the usual way which we follow.

Hopefully, these apps don’t consume much space on your disk. So you can just ignore them. But if you still want to uninstall these built-in apps then we will guide you through the uninstallation process. As discussed above, we can’t just uninstall a few apps directly. So let’s deal them in a different way in this post on how to uninstall Windows 10 built-in apps.

Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

Well, as said above few apps can be removed in a simple and direct way. Open the Start menu and click on the All apps section and right-click on the app which you want to uninstall. Click on the Uninstall option to remove it. If you are using a touch screen, then long press on the app to get these options.

But only a few apps like Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Money, News, Sports, Get Office etc., can be uninstalled in this way. You can follow this trick even if you want to uninstall the bloatware apps which are installed by the PC manufacturer.

Using PowerShell

If you are unable to uninstall the apps using this above method, then follow this method to get it done. You can uninstall all the built-in apps using the PowerShell. But apps like Microsoft Edge and Cortana will show an error message when you try to uninstall them. You need to follow a different approach for these apps. Let’s see how we can uninstall the built-in apps other than Cortana and Microsoft Edge.

  1. Click on the Start menu and search for PowerShell. Now right click on the PowerShell app in the result list and select the Run as administrator option.Start
  2. A prompt will appear on the screen asking for the permission. Then click on the OK button to grant admin access.
  3. Now copy and paste the below commands in the PowerShell windows and hit the Enter key. Copy the command as per the app which you want to uninstall from your Windows 10 PC.powershell

To uninstall 3D Builder copy and paste the below command in PowerShell window.
3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Similarly for other apps.
Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Phone Companion:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Photos:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Store:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Install the Built-in Apps

Well, if you want to bring those uninstalled built-in apps, then copy paste the below code in the PowerShell window and press the Enter key. It will take some time to install these apps. Don’t worry even if you get any error, just restart your PC and you can find the built-in apps in the Start menu.

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

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