Removing Windows 10 Built in Applications


In this post we will look at how to remove unwanted applications (bloatware) installed by Microsoft Windows 10.

Firstly, you will have to open PowerShell in admin mode. Start search for "PowerShell" and then right click on it and select "Run as administrator"

Then copy and paste the required applications by executing the following commands.

[pre class="brush:bash"]#Uninstall 3D Builder
Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Alarms and Clock:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Calendar and Mail:
Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Camera:
Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

#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 Solitaire Collection:
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Money:
Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall News:
Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall OneNote:
Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall People:
Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall People:
Get-AppxPackage *people* | 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 Xbox:
Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Phone Companion:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Movies & TV:
Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Windows Feedback:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Contact Support:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Cortana:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Microsoft Edge:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Calculator:
Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Photos:
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage[/pre]
With this method you cannot remove Edge browser, but it can be disabled by following the steps provided below.

Go to C:\Windows\SystemApps\

Right click on the Microsoft Edge folder and make it read only (this will prevent Microsoft from making any changes in the future) -  make sure the checkbox shows a checkmark, not a square

Now you can open the folder and either rename or delete the Microsoft Edge executable (MicrosoftEdge.exe and MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe)

While doing this you might encounter the permission problem relating to the "Trusted Installer"

You can change this by,

Right click on the file -> "Properties" -> "Security" -> "Advanced" -> "Change" (next to owner) -> type "Administrators" in the box -> "Check Names" ->  Go back to the "Properties" window -> "Edit" -> Select "Administrators" -> Provide full control.

There are different methods available to disable Edge browser. See the references for more details.

To uninstall the apps for all users:
[pre class="brush:bash"]#Uninstall 3D Builder
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Alarms and Clock:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Calendar and Mail:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Camera:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Get Office:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Get Skype:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Get Started:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Groove Music:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Maps:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Money:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall News:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall OneNote:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall People:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall People:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Store:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Sports:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Voice Recorder:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Weather:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

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

#Uninstall Phone Companion:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Movies & TV:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Windows Feedback:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Contact Support:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Cortana:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Microsoft Edge:
This app can’t be removed.

#Uninstall Calculator:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

#Uninstall Photos:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage[/pre]


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