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How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps

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How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps

Windows 10 includes default installed apps, and there’s no easy way to uninstall some of the installed default apps from the new Start Menu. You can uninstall most of them, but Microsoft doesn’t allow you to easily uninstall some of the apps in the usual way. Some apps allow you to uninstall them in the easy way. Just right click an app in the Start Menu from list of all apps and select “Uninstall”. There are some apps such as Mail, Movies & TV, Calendar, Calculator, People, Camera, Photos, Maps,  Store and Weather can’t be uninstalled from the Start menu.  To remove them, you have to use the PowerShell commands.





Use PowerShell to Uninstall Built-in Apps
First open Command Prompt with administrator privileges.

1. In Windows 10 simply hold down the + X keys and select the option “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.



2. Type following command and press Enter key.

Code:

PowerShell


3. Execute following command to list apps for all users one screen output at a time.

Code:

GET-APPXPACKAGE  -ALLUSERS  |  More




4. Look for the text Name of the app you want to uninstall and type following command.

Code:

Get-AppxPackage  Microsoft.Messaging  |  Remove-AppxPackage





Above PowerShell command-line uninstalls Messaging app.

5. You can reinstall any one of the apps. Look for the text InstallLocation of the app you want to reinstall and type following command.




Code:

Add-AppxPackage  -register  "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Messaging_3.19.1001.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"   -DisableDevelopmentMode


Above PowerShell command-line reinstalls Messaging app.

6. if you prefer to reinstall all Windows build-in apps, type following PowerShell command-line.


Code:

Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}


Above PowerShell command-line instructs  Windows to install those default build-in apps again. Give it some time and allow it to finish, even if nothing appears to happen at first. Even if you see an error message. When command finish executing restart your computer and examine your Start Menu.
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