How to Uninstall Windows 10 pre installed apps with Powershell

Windows 10 like most of the non open source softwares comes pre bundled with bloatware and pre installed apps which you can not remove easily. There is no uninstall option for removing these default apps. But, having these pre installed apps cost you many things. They will drain more battery juice, kill ram and also eat your bandwidth whether you love them having on your system or not. Although windows 10 have not given an option to uninstall these pre installed default apps in windows 10, you can easily uninstall these default apps with one line of code in power shell. Lets see how to do it.



Step 1 –  First of all search powershell in windows taskbar.

Step 2 – In the powershell icon right click and run as administrator.

 

powersell-run-administrator

 

Step 3 – Now the blue screen powersehll window will open.

Now, copy and paste the commands given below to uninstall the selected app which you want to remove.

 

  • Uninstall Candy Crush Saga
    Get-AppxPackage -Name king.com.CandyCrushSaga
  • Uninstall Voice Recorder app
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Camera
    Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Mail & Calendar app
    Get-AppxPackage *communi* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Xbox app
    Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Bing News & Weather apps
    Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Voice Recorder app
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall 3D app
    Get-AppxPackage *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Solitaire
    Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Groove, Film & TV
    Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Photos app
    Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall contacts app
    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Uninstall Windows Phone app
    Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

Note: – For pasting in Poweshell just press Alt + Space key + e. A pasting menu will appear as show below. Using this paste the command.

 

paste-powershell

 

Note that, sometime running the command will throw error saying Deployment failed with HRESULT or another set of error messages. You can forget these errors with no worries at all, as your app will be removed by using the command lines given above.

How to get back these apps



Suppose you removed these apps and one day you suddenly wanted that you have removed more apps than you wanted or you want those default apps back. No problem, here is a one lined code to do that. Just paste this one lined code in powershell to retrieve those apps back in windows 10.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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