How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

Ever since Windows 8, Microsoft has shipped a set of Universal (UWP) apps with the OS which are not really suitable for use with the mouse and keyboard. When you first sign in, Windows 10 installs those apps for your user account. If you have no use for those UWP apps, here is how to remove them.

To remove a default app in Windows 10, you need to open an elevated PowerShell instance first.

Open the Start menu (press Win key on the keyboard) and type Powershell. When it comes up in the search results, right click on it and choose "Run as administrator". Or you can also press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open it as administrator. Opening PowerShell as administrator is important, otherwise, the commands you run will fail.

First of all, let's see the list of all installed Universal apps for the current user account.

Type or copy paste the following command:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

You will get something like this:The List Of Packages

For your convenience, you can save it to a file by redirecting the command output as follows:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName >"$env:userprofile\Desktop\myapps.txt"

The list of applications will be saved to the file Desktop\myapps.txt.

The List Of Packages In A File

Now, you can use this list to remove individual apps using the following command:

Remove-AppxPackage "PackageFullName"

For example, I will remove Minecraft using the commnand:

 Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_1.0.700.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Remove Windows 10 App

You can combine Get-AppxPackage and Remove-AppxPackage cmdlets in a single command to remove an app without specifying its full package name. Instead, you can use wildcards. The next command does the same as the command above:

Get-AppxPackage *Minecraft* | Remove-AppxPackage

Here is the quick list of commands you can use to remove specific apps in Windows 10.

Remove 3D Builder app

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Alarms & Clock app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsAlarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove App Connector app

Get-AppxPackage *Appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Asphalt 8:Airborne app

Get-AppxPackage *Asphalt8Airborne* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Calculator app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Calendar and Mail app

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Camera app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Candy Crush Soda Saga app

Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Drawboard PDF app

Get-AppxPackage *DrawboardPDF* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Facebook app

Get-AppxPackage *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Farmville 2:Country Escape app

Get-AppxPackage *FarmVille2CountryEscape* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Feedback Hub app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Get Office app

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Get Skype app

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Get Started app

Get-AppxPackage *Getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Groove Music app

Get-AppxPackage *ZuneMusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Mail and Calendar app

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Maps app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsMaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Messaging + Skype apps

Get-AppxPackage *Messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection app

Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Microsoft Wallet app

Get-AppxPackage *Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Microsoft Wi-Fi app

Get-AppxPackage *ConnectivityStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Money app

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Movies & TV app

Get-AppxPackage *ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Netflix app

Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove News app

Get-AppxPackage *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove OneNote app

Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app

Get-AppxPackage *OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Paint 3D app

Get-AppxPackage *MSPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Pandora app

Get-AppxPackage *PandoraMediaInc* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove People app

Get-AppxPackage *People* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Phone app

Get-AppxPackage *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Phone Companion app

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Photos app

Get-AppxPackage *Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Scan app

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Skype Preview app

Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Sports app

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Sticky Notes app

Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Store app from current account only - NOT RECOMMENDED)

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Sway app

Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Twitter app

Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove View 3D Preview app

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Voice Recorder app

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Weather app

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Windows Holographic app

Get-AppxPackage *HolographicFirstRun* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Xbox app

Get-AppxPackage *XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Xbox One SmartGlass app

Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Xbox Game Speech Window app

Get-AppxPackage *XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to remove an app for all user accounts

To remove an app from all user accounts, modify the desired command as follows:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *PackageName* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to remove an app for new user accounts
To remove an app from new accounts created in future, modify the desired command as follows:

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*PackageName*"} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

Replace the PackageName portion with the desired app name.

Tip: See how to Remove all apps bundled with Windows 10 but keep Windows Store.

Some Universal apps (Store apps) can be uninstalled using Settings. Also, you can use Settings to uninstall Desktop apps. Here is how.

To uninstall a Desktop app in Windows 10, you can use Settings.

  1. Go to Apps - Apps & features.
  2. Find the app you want to remove in the list and select it.
  3. The Uninstall button will appear under the app name. Click on it to remove the app.Windows 10 Uninstall Desktop App

Finally, Windows 10 allows you to uninstall apps right from the Start menu.

Uninstall app using the context menu in Start

  1. Find the desired app in the app list on the left. If its Tile is pinned on the right, right-click the Tile.
  2. Right click it to open the context menu
  3. There, use the Uninstall context menu command. This works for both UWP (Store) apps and classic Desktop apps.

Windows 10 Uninstall Start Menu

That's it.

8 thoughts on “How to Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

  1. Gary King

    How about how to remove connect

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  2. Mark Weatherill

    Ccleaner can uninstall all UWP apps with its uninstall section.

    How about adding a similar tool to Wimaero Tweaker?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is a good idea.

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      1. OMC

        It would be great!

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  3. bsquared

    Is there a way that the app removal commands can be run by a script?

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  4. mehrdad

    thank you, is very useful.

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