How to Uninstall Built-in Apps of Windows 10


Windows 10 is full of awesome features. Microsoft’s latest operating system has tons of new features those help users to make the PC even smarter. Previously, Windows 8 and 8.1 was not up to the mark for office use. However, the Windows 10 is now being installed everywhere, which implies how user-friendly it is for anybody including students, developers, office, designers etc.

From Windows 8, Microsoft has started including some apps like Windows Store, Music, Video, Mail, Calendar with a new look. Although, some Metro apps are available in older Windows, yet, they are not as useful as the current apps are. In addition, Windows 10 comes with some more apps like 3D Builder, Cortana along with older apps i.e. Photos, Mail, Calendar etc.

If you do not need those apps and they are totally useless for you, you can simply uninstall them from your PC. Although, there is no user-friendly way provided by Microsoft, yet, you can uninstall them using Windows PowerShell. The full step-by-step guide is here.


Uninstall Built-in Apps of Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is an essential component of Windows PC. This is included in Windows since the first edition of Windows. However, to use Windows PowerShell in this case, open it with administrator privilege. To do so, type PowerShell in Cortana search box or Taskbar search box, right click on Windows PowerShell from the search result and select Run as administrator.

Following that, you need to choose the app that you want to uninstall. However, this is not possible to delete all apps you have in your PC. FYI, Microsoft Edge cannot be removed from Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell.

Anyway, choose your app and enter the respective command to uninstall that.

3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Alarms & Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calendar & Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Groove Music (Music App):

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Phone Companion:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Photos:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Windows Store:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Apps those are not mentioned in the aforementioned list, cannot be removed from Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell.

However, if you think this method is not much user-friendly and you can have problems with this, you can use an alternative method. The popular system cleaning software, CCleaner has launched an update, which helps users to uninstall built-in Windows 10 apps without any expert knowledge. Just download the software to your Windows 10 PC and use it to uninstall unwanted apps.

Uninstall Built-in Apps of Windows 10 using CCleaner

After installing and open CCleaner on your Windows 10 machine, go to Tools tab and head over to Uninstall section. Here you will get all third party apps along with all built-in apps those can be deleted. Just select that app and click on Uninstall button.

Uninstall Built-in Apps of Windows 10 using CCleaner

That’s all! It seems this is easier than previous method. If you like, you can download CCleaner and uninstall any removable apps from Windows 10.