Uninstall Windows 10 Apps for all users using PowerShell

Introduction of Apps is one of the significant changes made by Microsoft in the Windows 10. Some of these apps can be useful for users, but most of the users find these Windows 10 built-in apps useless. Some of these apps are installed specially for advertisement purposes. There is no harm in keeping these apps on your system, but if you want to free up some space and make your system lighter, you can quickly remove these apps. For some apps such as Get Office, Get Skype, Phone Companion, Get Started, Money, the uninstallation process is straightforward. Just locate the app in the start menu, right click on it and select Uninstall.

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Remove Windows 10 apps using uninstall option

However, the process to remove some other Windows apps is not straightforward. To remove all the Windows 10 apps, we will make use of the Windows’s Powershell. If you are unsure whether you should remove Windows 10 apps or keep them, you can always install these apps from the Windows Store in case you change your mind later.
As always, create a System Restore point before proceeding further. This will help to restore the changes in case something went wrong.

There may be more than one ways to remove Windows 10 apps, but using PowerShell to uninstall Windows 10 apps is most straightforward and easy to implement. Also, note that this method will uninstall Windows 10 apps for all users.

Uninstall Windows 10 Apps using PowerShell

  • Press Win Key + X and choose Windows PowerShell(Admin). If you are not able to find Windows PowerShell, Press Start button and search for Powershell. Right-click and select Run as Administrator option.
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Opening Windows PowerShell as Administrator

  • Now, all you have to do is copy each command one by one and paste in PowerShell and hit enter. This will execute the script, and the app will uninstall.
Uninstall Windows 10 Apps

Running Command in PowerShell to remove an app

Use the following commands to remove a specific app:

Uninstall Calculator App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall 3D Builder App :

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Office App:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started App:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype App:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music App:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection App:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money App:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV App:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News App:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote App:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People App:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos App:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports App:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store App:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder App:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather App:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox App:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

As mentioned in the beginning, should you change your mind, open the Windows Store and install any removed apps.

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