Microsoft has released the Windows 10 that comes with many default apps than its predecessors, and you might see a few apps on your Windows start menu that you do not want.
Of course, it depends on how you look at these apps, it might be beneficial to someone, but annoying to the others and they want to remove all of them.
This article is a simple guide to remove default apps from your Windows 10 by using PowerShell. It’s a step by step guide and very easy to understand and follow. But before you use PowerShell, right click on the app on the start menu that you want to remove, and check if there is any uninstall or delete option. If there is no uninstall/remove option, follow my guide.
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Remove Default Apps From Windows 10
1. Run PowerShell as administrator by type “PowerShell” in the search box, right-click the app on the start menu and select “Run as administrator“. Run PowerShell As Administrator User.
2. Type: get-appxpackage -user username Username at here is your computer username, in my case, it’s “gadgetsmod”. There are a lot of the default apps that are displayed in the PowerShell screen. You can scroll down to see more apps with its PackageFullName.
3. Move your cursor to select PackageFullName of the app you want to uninstall/remove. Using Ctrl + C combination keys to copy the full name of the package. Move Cursor To Select PackageFullName.
4. Type remove-appxpackage PackageFullName. The Full Package Name is the name you have copied in the #3 step, use Ctrl + V to paste it, and then press Enter. All is done.
Remove All Windows 10 Default Apps
You can also remove all default apps for a user or all users by using follow PowerShell commands below:
get-appxpackage -user username | remove-appxpackage
Remove all default apps for all users
get-appxpackage | remove-appxpackage
Remove a single app for all users
Remove Default Apps From Windows 10 By Name
Alongside the Full Package Name, you can search and uninstall a default app by its name, such as 3D, Bing, Zune, People, Phone, Voice as well as Xbox.
Remove / Uninstall 3D from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *3d* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Xbox from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *xbox* | remove-appxpackage
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Remove / Uninstall Camera from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *camera* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Mail and Calendar from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *communi* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Photos from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *photo* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Money, Sports, News and Weather from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *bing* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Groove Music and Film & TV from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *zune* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall People from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *people* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Solitaire Collection from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *solit* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Phone Companion from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *phone* | remove-appxpackage
Remove / Uninstall Voice Recorder from Windows 10
get-appxpackage *soundrec* | remove-appxpackage
I hope the step by step guide in this article can help you to remove unwanted apps on your new Windows 10 computer. If you found this is useful article, please share with your friends. Also you know something new which is now in the list, comment below we will add in our list. 🙂
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