Windows 10 ships with a bunch of apps pre-installed, and it’s no secret that there are users out there who still hate “Metro” apps, even though this concept has been improved a lot since the debut of Windows 8.
But despite all the reasons, many want to get rid of these pre-installed apps in Windows 10, so use this tutorial to either remove the apps one by one or to delete them all at a time with a single command.
Basically, the commands you can find below require administrator privileges, so unless you’re in charge of your computer, you have no way to remove the apps. Keep in mind that, in case you want them back, you can find them in the Windows Store, all of them available with a free license.
App removal commands
What you need to do first is launch a PowerShell window with administrator privileges. So fire up the Start menu and type PowerShell, but don’t press Enter. Right-click the PowerShell shortcut and click “Run as administrator.”
If you want to see all installed apps, paste this command in the PowerShell window:
And if you want to remove just a single app, type any of the following commands:
Get-AppxPackage *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
Music and TV/Videos
Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *communi* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
If you want to remove all apps at the same time, the command below is what you need:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
Once you create a new user account, though, all these apps are automatically re-installed for the new account. To prevent this from happening, use the next command:
Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online
As usual, make sure you create a backup before anything else, just to be on the safe side in case something bad happens.