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How to uninstall Windows 10 built-in apps

How to uninstall Windows 10 built-in apps

Windows 10 lets you do a lot of things. The application library is filled with many super useful applications, and you can always download others from the Microsoft Store App. There are preinstalled or integrated applications, but they may not be useful to you. With such apps on your device, you will probably start to think that they are consuming a lot of space. If you don't use these apps, you should get rid of them. Although they may not be too heavy, you can still use this space by uninstalling Windows 10 built-in apps that you don't need.

See also: How to update apps on Windows 10

Uninstalling Windows 10 integrated applications:

Windows 10 does not actually allow its users to install the built-in apps. But there are certain technical methods that you can choose and delete the applications. Before uninstalling an integrated application, pay attention to its consequences, as they may not be taken into account before being deleted, but they could later cause a disadvantage. As if you suppress the clock and alarms, it would surely deactivate all digital media, such as reminders and events. Remember that some system applications, such as Cortana, Edge, and Contact Support, cannot be uninstalled.

Regarding the uninstall process, make sure you have administrator rights and that no other applications or programs are running except Windows PowerShell. Once everything is confirmed and everything is ready, click on the search field just next to the Start menu icon in the system tray and type Windows PowerShell in the search field. Windows PowerShell will appear in the search results as a desktop application. Click on it and a user account control dialog will open asking for permission to make changes to the device. Click Yes to grant permission and go further.

Windows PowerShell would appear as a command prompt with a blue background.

If you used earlier versions of Windows XP, you may know what the DOS editor looked like. The PowerShell screen looks a lot like this. Well, the cursor will flash in front of the script "PS C: windows system32>".

You will need to type the delete command, which is Get-AppxPackage * Package Full application name * | Remove-AppxPackage.

In the syntax that we wrote above, a value is mentioned between the wildcard characters (*). The name of the app you need to enter is not the one you see in the Start menu or in the Microsoft Store app. Instead, a specific value is assigned to each integrated application that you must obtain before uninstalling a particular application. To do this, type the following syntax in the power shell:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

A long list will appear on the screen, showing the name of the application and its package name. Now copy the full name of the application package you want to delete, selecting it and pressing the Enter key. Suppose Voice Recorder is the application you want to delete. The full name of the package you extracted would look like this, "windowssoundrecorder". Put this value in the delete command and press Enter to execute it:

Get-AppxPackage * windowssoundrecorder * | Delete-AppxPackage

Likewise, if another application has to be removed, its value will be between the wildcard characters. If you have executed the command and the command returned an error, you must restart the device and repeat the process. Using this command, you can only remove the application from the current user profile. For all users, you will need to use:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers * Package Full application name * | Delete-AppxPackage