How to uninstall and remove the Xbox app in Windows 10

Microsoft includes a number of pre-installed Universal (Metro) apps in Windows 10. One such app is Xbox. It allows you to track your Xbox social activity and achievements, record game clips, and stream games from Xbox One to PC. The app connects to the Xbox Live community where you can chat with friends, share captured screenshots and gaming videos and play multiplayer games common to the PC and Xbox One. If these things are not for you and you have no use for the Xbox app, here is how you can delete it completely.

xbox Windows 10 logo banner Out of the box, Windows 10 comes with a set of bundled apps. Some of them are new to Windows 10, like Phone Companion or Xbox, while others were created to replace classic Win32 apps, like Calculator or Windows Photo Viewer. Another example is the Edge browser, which Microsoft recommends you to use instead of Internet Explorer.

In our recent articles, we showed you a way to remove built-in apps using PowerShell. You might want to read them.

In this article, we will see how to get rid of the Xbox app in Windows 10.

To uninstall and remove Xbox in Windows 10, here is what you should do:

    1. Type powershell into the Start menu or Taskbar search box, right click it and choose "Run as administrator".
    2. PowerShell will be opened as administrator. See All ways to open PowerShell in Windows 10 for details. windows 10 run powershell from ribbon
    3. Type or copy-paste the following command:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
  1. Wait till the process is done and then type "exit" to close PowerShell. Windows 10 bundled apps output

That's it.

85 thoughts on “How to uninstall and remove the Xbox app in Windows 10

  1. tinbin

    did not work here

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      which error it shows?

      Reply
      1. tinbin

        no error nothing happened then i put in Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp in power shell

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        1. Jason

          Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage does work, you just gotta do it right.

          First test to see if the Xbox app is installed by pressing Win Key + G. If you get a small gray box asking if you’re running a game, then the app is still installed and you should follow these steps (close the box of course):

          1. Run PowerShell as an admin.
          2. Run: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
          3. A message might flash at the top of the PowerShell window for a moment, but there’ll probably be no messages under the command when you run it.
          4. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. Do not try the test until this happens. Even trying to run the Xbox app will silently reinstall it if the computer hasn’t been rebooted since running the powershell commands.
          5. Press Win Key + G. You should see nothing happen. Horray for no more lag or silly notifications in games!

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          1. Dem0n

            Nope. This doesn’t do anything at all for me. I have powershell opened with admin privileges, paste in Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage and press enter and literally nothing happens. Win + G brings up the game bar, so I know for a fact that XBOX bullshit is still installed.

          2. amy

            It won’t remove it

          3. o

            thank you, that worked

      2. Christie Wagner

        I can’t even find the search box–that used to be in Window 7 if you clicked on the start button–to type anything into. I HATE Windows 10 (not only for this lack but for many reason).

        Reply
      3. MIcheal

        Sergey,

        On page https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-the-xbox-app-in-windows-10/

        the correct English would be “always,” not “all ways.”

        Yes, “always” does also mean forever, but that is just one possible definition of always.

        MvP.

        Reply
        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Hello MIcheal,
          In which part of the text should I use ‘always’ instead of ‘all ways’?

          Reply
        2. Hugh Wynn

          Hello MIcheal,

          There is nothing wrong with using “All ways..”. In this case, he meant to show people “All of the ways to open PowerShell in Windows 10.

          Reply
    2. Bharat

      Will this affect future updates to Win 10?

      Reply
      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        After build upgrade, the xbox app will be re-installed.

        Reply
    3. Marianne

      Tried this repeatedly, and it does not work. When powershell is run as directed, it asks for a parameter, which is unknown to me.

      I do not want the x-box app or any other game app, as this is a work station, not an entertainment center. I do not, in fact, want MOST of the apps Windows 10 has felt free to saddle me with, as the only one that is of any use to me at all is the Weather App. All other apps are nothing but useless bloatware.

      Windows 10 is not improving with upgrades, either, as the most recent has rendered the start menu all but freaking useless. Great work — if you want the entire world going back to Windows 7.

      Reply
      1. ANA CAROLINA ROCHA

        well said!!! I’m with you

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        1. terry stafford

          I had to go to windows ten because window 7 wouldn’t let me add names to my ancestry tree, well shit hit the fan. I can add names but I can’t watch my movie sites any more. there are so many app sthat are crap-xbox is one of them . the paint programs sucks, I had to add my own back on. I can get my paint back but can’t add to my home page. plus every time I go to something it wants me to sign in. whoever made windows 10 didn’t know his ass from a rabbit hole. I removed some stuff I didn’t need, but I need help to remove all the other crap

          Reply
    4. Ireland914

      Then you didn’t do it properly.

      Reply
      1. Glenn Blanton

        I tried the same thing by copying your input and entering it at the command line. When this was entered the cmd just moved down and brought up the cmd prompt.

        Reply
      2. bob

        this bull shit with Microsoft has gotta stop its there way of saying fuck you

        Reply
    5. letov

      Don’t search for the app after running command, just open the Store app and search for Xbox app and click “Get”

      Reply
  2. PeaceBy Jesus

    In my W/10 build Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586, running the admin command results in
    ‘Get-AppxPackage’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file, but you can right click on the Xbox icon in your Start Menu and uninstall it, which I did after running your command did not work. But thanks.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Run it from Power Shell, not from cmd.

      Reply
  3. jim

    The method recommended above does not work. It will only remove xbox from the start menu. Instead run this “Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers”, if desired you can capture the output by adding “> app-packs.txt”. The xbox package will be at the end. Within the package listing find label “PackageFullName” and copy what follows the ‘:’. Using that your command should look something like –

    Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp_19.21.7006.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Also remember to run powershell as administrator.

    Reply
    1. DeztMusic

      Also doesn’t work, the correct one that I discovered by myself is Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp_22.24.1006.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

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    2. Shannon

      This does work, you have to get the full package name from your own PC which may be different than the example Jim provided. The package name changes with the build of windows. Jim-thank you!

      Reply
    3. sunniesheryl

      didn’t work for me. I got this instead: Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
      (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
      Package Manager aborted the Remove operation because an invalid argument was passed:
      Microsoft.XboxApp_39.39.21002.0_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
      NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] f98c557f-d17c-0000-a9a5-aef97cd1d301 in the Event Log or use
      the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID f98c557f-d17c-0000-a9a5-aef97cd1d301
      At line:1 char:1
      + Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp_39.39.21002.0_x64_8wekyb3d8bbwe
      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.XboxA…4_8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

      So then I tried the command the website suggested and it worked! Or so it says it did. Will check and see.

      Reply
  4. Jeff

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
      1. Patrick

        It didn’t work for me until I removed the “Get” portion. After that it displayed no errors.

        Reply
  5. nydude

    Thanks! Worked like a charm, on Windows 10 version 1607 (OS build 14393.222).

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome

      Reply
  6. jesse

    Worked for me, copied and pasted. Thanks you guys!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome

      Reply
    2. Kevin

      me to copy and paste worked done finshed =D wtf these people talking about?

      Reply
  7. Bruce Morris

    This article title links to an article about a different subject:
    •Remove all apps bundled with Windows 10 but keep Windows Store
    You might want to fix that. (And then just delete this comment)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you very much Bruce.
      Fixed!

      Reply
  8. fickit

    Thanks it worked for me.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  9. Walt

    It kind-of worked for me. Most of the Xbox is gone, but what remains are the three Xbox related services (Xbox Live Auth Manager, Game Save, and Networking Service).

    Reply
  10. Calvin

    Thank you soooo much, it really helped, I don’t have some stupid thing in the background taking up my cpu and messing my games up!

    Reply
  11. Dustin Silva

    Thanks!!!!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  12. Ali

    Microsoft says that you can configure start menü. but you cannot remove xbox , groove or other useless stuff. i wonder why microsoft has to be this lame ? is that to hard do editable ? do we have to read all the menüs all the time ?

    I want to build a panel that i want to add my programs.

    please build a Os that requires minimum software. no additional services we want . we can add later.

    Reply
  13. Blayne Duffy

    I removed it because the app wasn’t working or opening.
    Thus i removed it and reinstalled it, but am still facing the same problem. The app will not launch

    Reply
  14. orlando

    well i tried it how you guys said it and it didnt work but what i did is i pressed win+r and then i pressed browse put box file copy it paste it there and it unindtall. This is just another way to see if it works and it did for me.

    Reply
  15. Orlando

    Deam it i need help

    Reply
  16. SANDRO

    I get this error message:

    Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal
    failed. Please contact your software vendor. (Exception from HRESULT:
    0x80073CFA)
    error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
    Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    from: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy failed.
    This app is part of Windows and cannot be uninstalled on a per-user basis. An
    administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn
    Windows Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the
    app.

    What I can do now?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Which build you are running?

      Reply
    2. Curry

      This is nice and everything but this only works per user. Once you log in as a different user this junk comes back

      Reply
  17. Mico

    Thanks mate!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  18. KiltJoy

    This worked on mine.
    Another site had “‘Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage’” which failed.

    Reply
  19. Cairo Murphy

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  20. A

    If you really want to remove an appX app for good (all users, etc) use either
    1. Powershell: Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename
    2. CMD: DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:

    First one (powershell) will not work if you had already uninstalled the app via Remove-AppxPackage for that user account (will say “File not found”). Also, Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet expects a parameter called “PackageName”, whereas Get-AppxPackage provides “PackageFullName”, so you have to use a clunky Select-Object construct… And all it does in the end is call DISM.exe

    So I ended up using DISM directly:

    1. Dump the list of FULL package names via DISM into a text file via DISM itself:
    dism /online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages > C:\_Install\pkgs.txt

    2. Edit it to contain just the list of the package names you want to get rid of (grep, Notepad++ etc helps a lot :))
    3. Do the following in CMD:

    for /F %i in (C:\_Install\pkgs.txt) do dism /online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:%i
    !!! It is ESSENTIAL that you DO NOT have a SPACE between /PackageName: and %i !!!

    4. Enjoy!

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  21. William

    wow. an answer for windows bloatware in one powershell command. I never would have thought.

    Reply
  22. Artex

    Thanks, work for me ;)

    Reply
  23. John

    Restarted my PC and Xbox is still there. Win+G is also still working. Didn’t get any message in PowerShell

    Reply
    1. karma

      lucky boy, i wish mine was working

      Reply
  24. daFool

    i accidentially forgot the xbox part and fired:

    Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

    i think i have a clean machine now….

    :-)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Quite possible you have removed the Store app.

      Reply
  25. Jason Chandler

    Well done – the Windows site itself did not provide information this useful or easy to understand as that you’ve shared here. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks for your kind words.

      Reply
  26. Anoymous

    I did this, but it seems the icon keeps popping up in the start menu on new profiles. Anyway to stop that?

    Reply
  27. srdpoubl

    Thanks, it worked

    Reply
  28. Chris

    Ok so Here’s what I’m trying to do: I use…well used the app frequently to talk to friends on Xbox. Sometime in late October-early November there was a windows update which screwed up the app. Or that’s what I think. To sum it up an update basically broke the apps voice communications function by making the sound output be a loud staticy screeching noise from any external microphone.

    Sometime I found this article, I used it to remove the app, reset the store then reinstalled. Did not work. Few tries later I basically go into the drive, searched XBOX and deleted everything. Well the app, even after fresh installs wont work. So is there anyway to use power-shell to make the system validate and recover files?

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  29. Julia

    Worked for me. I have full admin rights over the local machine. Permissions, and UAC, could be blocking others from successfully removing the XBox app

    Reply
  30. Fatug Lyman

    The described method above does seem to effectively remove the evil option from my start menu.
    Thank you for that as this is most definitely a positive step in the correct direction.
    However, it does not eliminate the bloat which seems to be “owned” exclusively by ‘TrustedInstaller’ and it appears that I am unable to revise the permissions on the remaining files and folders to manually remove them myself.
    I thank you for your help toward effective resolution toward the extinction of this evil but humbly request that you continue your efforts to permanently resolve the issue.

    الله أكبر

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  31. Marian

    Worked perfectly. Thanks!

    Reply
  32. D P M

    It worked… Okay, so nothing happened after I pasted the required line and hit enter, but then it took 2 days and Poof! the App was gone. Thank you! I’m not a gamer so this sucks that this is just included automatically with the Windows Update. They are trying to sell for King Gaming and that’s fine, but why be so difficult about it?

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  33. samant

    Thanks alot. Really. This will help alot

    Reply
  34. ecdc

    Did not work and i’m certain I copied and pasted correctly.

    Reply
  35. russell

    works just fine,this the second machine i am scrubbing

    Reply
  36. natalie scott

    thank you so much it worked instantly.

    Reply
  37. Lana Davis

    Add me to the “does not work” column.

    Reply
  38. OderflaSolrac

    if i wanted to add it back how can i do that?

    Reply
  39. Roxie

    Thank you so much. My computer slowed down yesterday, so I was looking for an answer, saw that Microsoft had downloaded xbox onto my computer yesterday (without my permission mind you) and I couldn’t u install it. I knew it had to be the culprit, so I searched again online for how to remove xbox and came upon this here website.

    I chose the Powershell method, and it worked like a charm. I restarted my computer just to be sure. Now my computer is not slow. Its not fast either, but that’s pretty much my internet connection.

    Reply
  40. sunniesheryl

    would it hurt my laptop if I removed the other xbox components this way?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      IDK, it needs to be tested.

      Reply
      1. sunniesheryl

        Okay, guess I’ll hold off on that then.

        Thank You!

        Reply
  41. AJ

    Thank you-this worked.

    Reply
  42. Graham

    Didn’t work for me either.
    Tried with and without spaces as you don’t specify but just got red text saying not recognized.

    Reply
  43. Chastity Turino-Rodriguez

    Thank you! This was easy and worked!

    Reply
  44. john

    This is what worked for me:
    get-appxpackage -allusers *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Reply

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