Easily Remove Built-In Windows 10 Apps Using PowerShell

Here’s something I like to do after setting up a new Windows 10 machine: remove the 20 or so built-in apps that don’t provide an Uninstall option.

It’s a simple task to accomplish; you can achieve it in 4 quick steps:

  1. Create a new text file and save it with the .ps1 extension
  2. Paste the PowerShell code listed below into that new file
  3. Start a PowerShell session via “Run as Administrator”
  4. Type the full path to your new file at the command line and hit the Enter key

Here’s the PowerShell code you need to paste into your .ps1 file:

Write-Host "Starting to remove bloatware."
Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *communicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *sway* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Write-Host "Goodbye, bloat."

Author: Alex T. Silverstein

A developer who wants to help you and himself by writing down good tidbits for free

One thought on “Easily Remove Built-In Windows 10 Apps Using PowerShell”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *