Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Remove Apps From MS Windows 10

Microsoft is push-installing many more applications in Windows 10. A user may remove some applications by clicking the Start button then right-click on an app and choose uninstall. The uninstall option is not available for many apps installed by Microsoft.

This list of MS Windows 10 PowerShell application removal lines can work on some versions of Windows, and may depend on the current naming and the build number of Windows. The following were tested on several versions of Windows 10, including Microsoft Windows 10 Pro version 10.0.19043 N/A Build 19043.

Right-click on the Start button and choose: Windows PowerShell

If you are not able to run PowerShell as administrator in order to remove the application packages for all users, you will receive an error:
Get-AppxPackage : Access is denied.
Access is denied.

You may instead run the following commands without this option: -Allusers

If you are looking for application package names to install, try this example for the Solitaire game:
> Get-AppxPackage | select-string  "solitaire"

Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_4.4.8204.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

> Get-AppxPackage *solitaire* | Remove-AppxPackage



Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
# or
Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage


Get-AppxPackage *xbox* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage


Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage


Get-AppxPackage *people* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
# or
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
# or
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.people -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage


# Cortana
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GetHelp* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub -AllUsers Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *music* -AllUsers Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *solitaire* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *portal* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *stickynotes* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

# Movies & TV

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

# Snip & Sketch
Get-AppxPackage *screensketch* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

# Snip & Sketch
Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

# Paint 3D
Get-AppxPackage *screensketch* -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft OneDrive may be removed from within the legacy "Control Panel" application. Press Start button, then begin typing "control panel".


After you have uninstalled applications, it is usually useful to create a Windows "restore point" to snapshot the current configuration. If you feel more advanced, you may want to explore the "Services" app to stop services you may not be using.

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