How To Remove Windows 10’s Built-In Apps

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In this guide, we’ll look at How To Remove Windows 10’s Built-In Apps . There are a number of built-in applications in Windows 10 that are not useful, as you may have noticed. You can, of course, uninstall them to free up disk space, but you may have difficulty doing so for some of them. That is exactly what we will see in this tutorial.

We have divided this tutorial in following parts for your convenience:

  • PART 1: Remove a specific built-in app in Windows 10
  • PART 2: Remove all built-in apps in Windows 10

Now lets start the tutorial:

How to Remove Windows 10’s Built-In Apps

PART 1: Remove a Specific Built-in App in Windows 10

You can take help of Get-AppxPackage and Remove-AppxPackage commands to uninstall/remove built-in apps in Windows 10.

Get-AppxPackage command can be used to get a list of all installed modern apps in your computer. Remove-AppxPackage command is used to remove an app from Windows 10 computer.

If you want to remove an app, these commands will require an essential information about that app i.e. PackageFullName (the full package name of the modern app).

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So first we’ll need to get the PackageFullName of our desired modern app which we want to remove from our computer.

How To Remove a Specific Built-in App in Windows 10

1. Just run following command in PowerShell to get a list of all installed apps:

This command will output a long list of all installed apps containing lots of information about each app. But we only need the PackageFullName information of our desired app, so run following filtered command:

This command will show only the name of the app and its PackageFullName information. Now the output will be easy to read and understand.

2. Now select the PackageFullName information of your desired app and press Enter key to copy it to clipboard.

3. Now to remove the app from your computer, you’ll need to run following command:

In above mentioned command, replace PackageFullName with the copied information from step 2. You can also take help of wildcards (such as *) to make the PackageFullName parameter easy to type.

For example, if you want to remove 3DBuilder app, the command to remove it will be as following:

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Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

OR

Get-AppxPackage *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage

It’ll take a few moments in uninstalling the app. If you see any error after completion of the command, ignore it. You may need to restart the computer.

NOTE:

The above mentioned command “Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage” uninstalls the app from your current user account only. If you want to uninstall the app from all user accounts, you can use following command format:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

And if you want to remove the app from any particular user account, use following command:

Get-AppxPackage -user username PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

Replace username term in above mentioned command with the correct user account name.


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How to Uninstall all Built in Apps in Windows 10.

To Remove all the built in apps from the current user account in Windows 10:
Info: The below command, will simply uninstall all the built in apps, from the active user account, without removing the installation files. *

  • Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

* Note: Its not recommended to uninstall all the built in apps. Some apps (like the Microsoft Store), is essential for Windows 10 to work smoothly.

To Remove the Built in Apps (Provisioned) from the System Account:
Info: The below command, will prevent Windows 10 to install the removed built in apps, on the new users. 

  • Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

To Remove all the built in apps from all the user accounts in Windows 10:
Info: The below command, will completely uninstall all the built in apps from Windows 10 (from all user accounts), and will remove their installation files. *

  • Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage

* Note: In Windows 10 version 1809 and later, the above command doesn’t work anymore (doesn’t remove the apps in other accounts). So, if you want to uninstall all the built-in apps from all the other user accounts, login in separately to each other account and give the command: “Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage”.

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