Recently, I covered how to remove all bundled Windows 10 apps at once, or individually, and how to reinstall the Windows Store app. In this article, I will cover an additional way to get rid of all bundled apps but keep the Windows Store installed. Let's see how that can be easily done.
To get rid of all defaults apps bundled with Windows 10, you need to run a PowerShell script. Here is what you have to do.
- Open an elevated PowerShell instance. To run it, 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 script you run will fail.
- Enable the execution of local files which are not digitally signed. This can be done with the following command:
- Download the ready-to-use script I coded from HERE.
- At the Powershell prompt, type the full path to the script you downloaded, then press Enter.
You are done. All the built-in apps will be gone, but Windows Store will remain installed and working. You can edit the script to remove/whitelist apps you are planning to use. That's it.