Tutorial Windows: How to Remove Pre-Installed Windows 10 Apps

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:

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Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

And if you want to remove just a single app, type any of the following commands:

3D printing

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Get-AppxPackage *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox app

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Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

Money/Sports/News/Weather

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Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage

Music and TV/Videos

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Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage

Photos

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Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Mail/Calendar

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Get-AppxPackage *communi* | Remove-AppxPackage

Solitaire

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Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage

Phone integration

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Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Voice Recorder

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Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage

Camera

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Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage

People

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Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

If you want to remove all apps at the same time, the command below is what you need:

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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:

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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.

Wagiman Wiryosukiro

Petani Sistem Informasi, tukang las plugin & themes Wordpress. Co-Founder SistemInformasi.biz. Saat ini aktif sebagai Developer & kontributor di OpenMandriva Linux.

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