Using PowerShell to Uninstall Built-in Apps in Windows 10

You can uninstall most of the built-in apps — even ones that don’t normally offer an “Uninstall” option — with a PowerShell cmdlet. Go to the search function and type in powershell. Then, right-click on Windows PowerShell in the search results, and click on Run as administrator.

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Next, type in the following commands. This can be done selectively depending on what you wish to keep:

Uninstall 3d Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sway:

Get-AppxPackage *sway* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money, News, Sports and Weather apps together:

Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies and TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store:

(Although this is ill-advised, you can remove it.)

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

This generates an error, but it does in fact work.

Uninstalling Apps for all Users

You can effectively remove apps for all users on a computer with the -AllUsers flag, per the example:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
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