How to Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

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If you use Windows 10 then you may as well know this, Windows 10 comes with some bloatware. Some built-in apps that although do not take a lot of space but are not of any good use too. So, you might just want to Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10.

Here is how you do it.

How to Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

Directly Uninstall from the Drop-down Menu

This is probably the easiest way to uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10. Just click on the Windows icon and open the start menu. Type the app name, it will pop up and all you need to do is to right-click and you will see the “Uninstall” option there. Click on it and you are good.

Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

The only problem with this method is that it is not applicable for all the apps. There is another one that you can use

Uninstall with PowerShell

PowerShell is a very essential tool in Windows 10 and it has multiple uses. One of them is to use it to uninstall built-in apps on windows. Here is how:

Step 1: Go to the search bar, and type PowerShell and then right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.

Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10

Step 2: Type in the following command:

Get-AppxPackage | ft Name, PackageFullName -AutoSize

You will get all a list of all installed apps in your computer by this command.

How to Uninstall Built-in Apps on Windows 10 using powershell

Step 3: To uninstall any app, type

Get-AppxPackage app_name | Remove- Appxpackage
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You have to type the name of the app you want to uninstall in place of app_name and use (*) wildcards before and after the app name in PowerShell.

For example, if you want to uninstall Xbox app so you will type

Get-AppxPackage xboxapp | Remove- Appxpackage

All you need to do is to wait for a few seconds or minutes and PowerShell will uninstall the given app.

An important thing to note is that you cannot uninstall some really important apps like the Edge browser or Cortona with this method. But you can easily get rid of the majority of the bloatware.


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