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This Windows PowerShell based workshop will show you how to uninstall built-in apps in Windows 10, using single script execution.

We all know that Windows 10 is shipped with some pre-installed or built-in apps. These apps are some essential apps that will help you to work easily on Windows 10. However, sometimes some users may feel the need of uninstalling built-in apps. Since these apps came pre-installed, users won’t be able to uninstall them like the other apps they downloaded from Store. In such a condition, the built-in apps can be uninstalled using Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

How To Uninstall Built-in Apps In Windows 10

This article will help you to erase built-in apps in Windows 10 using single Windows PowerShell based script. It will also help you to remove built-in apps from hundreds of machines in your workplace with minimal effort required.

Here’s the how-part:

How To Uninstall Built-in Apps In Windows 10

FYI: The below mentioned script has been tested for uninstalling built-in apps in Windows 10 V1703 (Creators Update). It removes most of apps in single execution, however, it doesn’t removes mandatory apps so that your Windows keep functioning properly.

1. Open administrative Windows PowerShell.

2. In the PowerShell window, paste following script and press Enter key.

$AppsList = "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub", # Get Office
"Microsoft.SkypeApp", # Get Skype
"microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps", # Mail & Calendar
"Microsoft.People", # People
"Microsoft.CommsPhone", # Phone
"Microsoft.WindowsPhone", # Phone Companion
"Microsoft.XboxApp", # Xbox
"Microsoft.Messaging", # Messaging & Skype
"Microsoft.Reader" # Microsoft Reader
"Microsoft.WindowsCamera" # Camera App
"Microsoft.OneConnect" # Microsoft OneConnect
"Microsoft.Office.OneNote" # Microsoft OneNote
"Microsoft.WindowsStore" # Store App
"Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay" # Microsoft Xbox Game Overlay
"Microsoft.Windows.Photos" # Photos app
"Microsoft.MSPaint" # Microsoft Paint 
"Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager" # Windows Spotlight & Dynamic Content
"Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder" # Microsoft Sound Recorder
"Microsoft.BingWeather" # Bing Weather App
"Microsoft.Advertising.Xaml" # Microsoft Advertisement App
"Microsoft.ZuneMusic" # Music App
"Microsoft.WindowsCalculator" # Calculator App
"Microsoft.WindowsAlarms" # Alarms App
"Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer" # Microsoft 3D Viewer
"Microsoft.ZuneVideo" # Video App
"Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub" # Feedback App
"Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp" # Microsoft Store Purchase
"Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes" # Microsoft Sticky Notes
"Microsoft.Wallet" # Microsoft Wallet
"Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge" # Microsoft Edge
"Microsoft.Windows.Cortana" # Cortana App

ForEach ($App in $AppsList)
{
$Packages = Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App}
if ($Packages -ne $null)
{
"Removing Appx Package: $App"
foreach ($Package in $Packages) { Remove-AppxPackage -package $Package.PackageFullName }
}
else { "Unable to find package: $App" }

$ProvisionedPackage = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | Where-Object {$_.displayName -eq $App}
if ($ProvisionedPackage -ne $null)
{
"Removing Appx Provisioned Package: $App"
remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename $ProvisionedPackage.PackageName
}
else { "Unable to find provisioned package: $App" }
}

3. This automated script will uninstall the pre-installed or built-in apps.

How To Uninstall Built-in Apps In Windows 10

If the script missed to remove any particular app, you can easily modify the script for that app. Simply include “<APP NAME>” after $AppsList in the script. The <APP NAME> is the technical name of the app mentioned (refer below screenshot), after you run Get-AppxPackage cmdlet. After you include the correct “<APP NAME>“, re-run the script to remove concerned app.

How To Uninstall Built-in Apps In Windows 10

Close PowerShell and return to the Desktop. In this way, you can uninstall built-in apps in Windows 10.

Check following video for illustration:

That’s it!


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