How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps and Restore them

Use PowerShell to Uninstall Built-in Apps

You can uninstall most of the built-in apps, even ones that don’t normally offer an “Uninstall” option. u can do it with a PowerShell cmdlet. However, that this trick won’t allow you to remove a few of the most important built-in apps, like Cortana and Microsoft Edge.

First, open PowerShell as administrator. Hit Windows+X, and then choose the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option from the Power User menu.

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Note: If you haven’t installed the Windows 10 Creators Update from Spring, 2017, you might see the Command Prompt featured instead of PowerShell. In this case, hit Start, type “PowerShell” into the search box, right-click the PowerShell result, and then select the “Run as administrator”.

 


At the PowerShell prompt, copy and paste one or more of the following commands

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 Contact Support: This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Cortana: This app can’t be removed.

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 Edge: This app can’t be removed.

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 Windows Feedback: This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Xbox: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

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We also provide a Batch file to install them all.

just download unpack and right click run with PowerShell

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In case u like to keep the Windows Store and the Calculator. download the file below.

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If u want to restore them past the following line in PowerShell

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

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