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    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

    How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10
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    How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

    information   Information
    If you no longer want or use an app, then you could uninstall the app to remove it and free up space on the drive.

    When you uninstall a desktop app (program), it will uninstall it for all users on the PC.

    When you uninstall a Windows app (ex: from Store), it will uninstall it for only your user account since each Microsoft account owns their own modern apps like a smart phone. There are options in the tutorial to uninstall Windows apps for all users and new users.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to uninstall Windows apps and desktop apps in Windows 10.

    warning   Warning
    You do not want to uninstall the Store and Store Purchase apps. Doing so will prevent you from being able to reinstall apps from the Store.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Settings
    • Option Two: To Remove Specific Windows Apps from Current Account in PowerShell
    • Option Three: To Remove Specific Windows Apps from All Accounts or New Accounts in PowerShell
    • Option Four: To Remove All Windows Apps Except Store from Specific or All Users in PowerShell
    • Option Five: To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Programs and Features
    • Option Six: To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Program Files folder
    • Option Seven: To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Command Prompt
    • Option Eight: To Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Start Menu






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.
    Note   Note
    If you have a build older than Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002, you will need to click/tap on the System icon in Settings instead.



    2. Click/tap on App & features on the left side, click/tap on a Windows app or desktop app on the right side you want to uninstall, and click/tap on the Uninstall button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If this is a desktop app, then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions for that program's uninstaller. This will vary per program.






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Remove Specific Windows Apps from Current Account in PowerShell

    1. Open Windows PowerShell.

    2. Do step 3 (built-in apps) or step 4 (specific app) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Remove a Built-in Windows 10 App from Current Account

    A) Copy and paste the command below for the app you want to uninstall into PowerShell, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)


    (To remove 3D Builder app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Alarms & Clock app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsAlarms* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove App Connector app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Asphalt 8:Airborne app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Asphalt8Airborne* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Calculator app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Calendar and Mail app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Camera app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCamera* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Candy Crush Soda Saga app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Drawboard PDF app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *DrawboardPDF* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Facebook app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Farmville 2:Country Escape app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *FarmVille2CountryEscape* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Feedback Hub app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Get Office app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Get Skype app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Get Started or Tips (build 1703) app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Groove Music app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *ZuneMusic* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Mail and Calendar app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Maps app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsMaps* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Messaging + Skype apps from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Microsoft Wallet app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Microsoft Wi-Fi app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *ConnectivityStore* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove MinecraftUWP app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *MinecraftUWP* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Money app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Movies & TV app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Netflix app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove News app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove OneNote app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Paint 3D app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *MSPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Pandora app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *PandoraMediaInc* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove People app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *People* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Phone app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Phone Companion app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Photos app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Scan app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Skype Preview app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Sports app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Sticky Notes app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Store app from current account only - NOT RECOMMENDED)
    Get-AppxPackage *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Sway app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Tips (build 1703) or Get Started app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Twitter app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove View 3D Preview app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Voice Recorder app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Weather app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Xbox app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Xbox One SmartGlass app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage


    (To remove Xbox Game Speech Window app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage


     4. To Remove a Specific App from Current Account

    A) In PowerShell, use either command below for what you want, and press Enter to see a list of all installed Windows apps for the current user account. (see screenshot below)


    (outputs to text file on your desktop)
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName >"$env:userprofile\Desktop\Apps_List.txt"


    (outputs inside PowerShell)
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

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    B) Scroll through the list of installed apps, and look for the PackageFullName of the app (ex: Facebook) you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    For example: Facebook.Facebook_1.4.0.9_x64__8xx8rvfyw5nnt

    C) Type the command below in PowerShell, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    remove-appxpackage PackageFullName


    Note   Note
    Substitute PackageFullName in the commands above with the app's actual PackageFullName like below from step b above.

    For example:

    remove-appxpackage Facebook.Facebook_1.4.0.9_x64__8xx8rvfyw5nnt


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    5. Repeat step 2 above if you wanted to remove another app.

    6. When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Remove Specific Windows Apps from All Accounts or New Accounts in PowerShell

    1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell.

    2. Copy and paste the command below for the app you want to uninstall into PowerShell, and press Enter.

    (To remove 3D Builder app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove 3D Builder app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*3dbuilder*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Alarms & Clock app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Alarms & Clock app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowsalarms*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove App Connector app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove App Connector app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Appconnector*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Asphalt 8:Airborne app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Asphalt8Airborne* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Asphalt 8:Airborne app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Asphalt8Airborne*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Calculator app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Calculator app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscalculator*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Calendar and Mail app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Calendar and Mail app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Camera app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Camera app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscamera*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Candy Crush Soda Saga app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Candy Crush Soda Saga app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*CandyCrushSodaSaga*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Drawboard PDF app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *DrawboardPDF* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Drawboard PDF app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*DrawboardPDF*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Facebook app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Facebook app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Facebook*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Farmville 2:Country Escape app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *FarmVille2CountryEscape* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Farmville 2:Country Escape app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*FarmVille2CountryEscape*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Feedback Hub app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Feedback Hub app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*WindowsFeedbackHub*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Get Office app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Get Office app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*officehub*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Get Skype app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Get Skype app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*skypeapp*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Get Started or Tips (build 1703) app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Get Started or Tips (build 1703) app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*getstarted*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Groove Music app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Groove Music app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*zunemusic*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Mail and Calendar app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Mail and Calendar app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Maps app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Maps app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowsmaps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Messaging + Skype apps from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Messaging + Skype app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Messaging*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*solitairecollection*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Microsoft Wallet app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Microsoft Wallet app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Wallet*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Microsoft Wi-Fi app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *ConnectivityStore* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Microsoft Wi-Fi app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*ConnectivityStore*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove MinecraftUWP app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *MinecraftUWP* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove MinecraftUWP app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*MinecraftUWP*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Money app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Money app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*bingfinance*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Movies & TV app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Movies & TV app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*zunevideo*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Netflix app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Netflix app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Netflix*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove News app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove News app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*bingnews*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove OneNote app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove OneNote app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*onenote*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Paid Wi-Fi and Cellular app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Paid Wi-Fi and Cellular app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*OneConnect*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Paint 3D app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *MSPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Paint 3D app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*MSPaint*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Pandora app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *PandoraMediaInc* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Pandora app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*PandoraMediaInc*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove People app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove People app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*people*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Phone app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Phone app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*CommsPhone*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Phone Companion app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Phone Companion app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowsphone*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Photos app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Photos app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*photos*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Scan app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *WindowsScan* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Scan app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*WindowsScan*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Skype Preview app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Skype Preview app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*SkypeApp*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Sports app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Sports app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*bingsports*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Sticky Notes app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Sticky Notes app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*MicrosoftStickyNotes*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Store app from all current accounts on PC - NOT RECOMMENDED)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Store app from new accounts created afterwards - NOT RECOMMENDED)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Sway app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Sway app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Office.Sway*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Tips (build 1703) or Get Started app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Tips (build 1703) or Get Started app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*getstarted*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Twitter app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Twitter app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Twitter*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove View 3D Preview app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove View 3D Preview app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*Microsoft3DViewer*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Voice Recorder app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Voice Recorder app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*soundrecorder*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Weather app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Weather app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*bingweather*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Xbox app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Xbox app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*xboxapp*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Xbox Game Bar app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Xbox Game Bar app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxGameOverlay*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Xbox Identity Provider app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Xbox Identity Provider app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxIdentityProvider*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Xbox One SmartGlass app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Xbox One SmartGlass app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxOneSmartGlass*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    (To remove Xbox Game Speech Window app from all current accounts on PC)
    Code:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    (To only remove Xbox Game Speech Window app from new accounts created afterwards)
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxSpeechToTextOverlay*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


    3. When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Remove All Windows Apps Except Store Specific from All Users in PowerShell

    1. Do step 2 (all apps your account), step 3 (all apps specific account), step 4 (all apps new accounts), or step 5 (all apps all accounts) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Remove All Apps except Store from Your (current) Account

    A) Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and click/tap on OK.

    B) Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, press Enter, and got to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Get-AppXPackage | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage


     3. To Remove All Apps except Store from Specific User Account

    A) Open an elevated Windows PowerShell.

    B) Type the command below into PowerShell, press Enter, and got to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Get-AppXPackage -User UserName | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage

    Note   Note
    Substitute UserName with the actual user name of the account you want to uninstall all apps from.



     4. To Remove All Apps except Store from New Accounts Created Afterwards

    A) Open an elevated Windows PowerShell.

    B) Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, press Enter, and got to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online


     5. To Remove All Apps except Store from All Current Accounts on PC

    A) Open an elevated Windows PowerShell.

    B) Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, press Enter, and got to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage


    6. When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Programs and Features

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

    2. Do step 3, step 4, or step 5 below for how you would like to uninstall a program.

    3. Click/tap on a program (ex: 7-Zip) that you want to uninstall, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 5)

    4. Right click or press and hold on a program (ex: 7-Zip) that you want to uninstall, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 5)

    5. Select (highlight) a program (ex: 7-Zip) that you want to uninstall, click/tap on Uninstall in the toolbar, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    7. In the program's uninstaller, select to uninstall it, and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions for that program. This will vary per program. (see screenshot below)

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    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Program Files folder

    1. Open File Explorer, and open the Program Files (x86) or Program Files folder that the program (ex: 7-Zip) you want to uninstall was installed to.
    Note   Note
    If you have a 32-bit Windows 10, then you will only have the Program Files folder available.

    If you have a 64-bit Windows 10, then you will have the Program Files (x86) (32-bit programs) and Program Files (64-bit programs) folder available.



    2. Open the folder (ex: 7-Zip) for the program (ex: 7-Zip) that you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the uninstall.exe file for the program. The name of this file will vary per program. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    5. In the program's uninstaller, select to uninstall it, and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions for that program. This will vary per program. (see screenshot below)

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    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Uninstall Desktop Apps in Command Prompt

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    This will only work for programs that use Windows Installer when installed. You could also use Option Three instead to uninstall in Programs and Features to have a full list of installed program.


    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter to see a list of all programs installed by Windows Installer.

    wmic product get name

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    3. Scroll through the list of installed desktop apps, and look for the app (ex: Google Update Helper) that you want to uninstall. (see screenshot above)

    4. In the elevated command prompt, type either command below for what you want, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    (To be prompted Y/N to approve. Recommended)
    wmic product where name=”name of program” call uninstall


    (To NOT be prompted Y/N to approve.)
    wmic product where name=”name of program” call uninstall /nointeractive

    Note   Note
    Substitute name of program in the command above with the actual name of the program from step 3 above.

    For example:

    wmic product where name=”7-Zip 15.00 (x64 edition)” call uninstall

    OR

    wmic product where name=”7-Zip 15.00 (x64 edition)” call uninstall /nointeractive


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    5. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.






    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 OPTION EIGHT Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
    To Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Start Menu

    1. Open your Start menu (Windows key), and do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Uninstall App in All Apps on Start Menu

    A) On the left side of the Start menu in the list of installed apps, right click or press and hold on the desktop app or Windows app (ex: Facebook) that you want to uninstall, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 4 or step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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     3. To Uninstall App on Start in Start Menu

    A) On the right side of the Start menu, right click or press and hold on the pinned desktop app or Windows app (ex: Facebook) that you want to uninstall, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 4 or step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If this is a desktop app, then go to step 2 in Option Five.

    5. If this is a Windows app, then click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 8,626
    Windows 10 Professional
       19 Jul 2015 #1

    I've found if you 'uninstall' all packages running: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage in a Power Shell Admin it removes the links for the use of the Apps, not necessarily uninstalls them, leaving System Apps only, hidden and unhidden:

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    However, before doing so, if you open shell:appsfolder from a run box first and create shortcuts for all apps and put them in a folder somewhere, you can go back to that folder and click on the blank icons of the removed packages to reinstate them, including the Store:

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  2. Posts : 24,075
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       20 Jul 2015 #2

    @Brink , Shawn... just a little trick to make finding the app and doing copy/paste work a bit easier.... in this section of your tut:

    OPTION TWO

    To Uninstall Windows Apps in PowerShell


    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and click/tap on OK.

    2. In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter to see a list of all installed Windows apps for your user account. (see screenshot below)
    Get-AppxPackage


    If you include a re-direct of the output to a text file, it makes scrolling thru/searching and copy/paste easier.

    Example: Get-appxpackage > C:\users\{user name}\desktop\apps_list.txt
    Insert actual user name for {user name}.

    Now you have a regular text file on the desktop to view and work with. Also gives a nice picture of all the app data.

    Dick...
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2015 #3

    Good idea Dick. Added to tutorial.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       20 Jul 2015 #4

    To uninstall an app, the cmdlet is Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage
    Removes an app package (.appx) from a Windows image.

    Syntax: Windows PowerShell
    Code:
    Parameter Set: Offline
    Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -PackageName <String> -Path <String> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo} ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]
    
    Parameter Set: Online
    Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName <String> [-LogLevel <LogLevel> {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo} ] [-LogPath <String> ] [-ScratchDirectory <String> ] [-SystemDrive <String> ] [-WindowsDirectory <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]
    Detailed Description
    The Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet removes app packages (.appx) from a Windows image. App packages will not be installed when new user accounts are created. Packages will not be removed from existing user accounts. To remove app packages (.appx) that are not provisioned or to remove a package for a particular user only, use Remove-AppxPackage instead.

    I tend to remove it just for the user, then if things work well, I'll remove the provisioning package.

    I use the same technique Dick (f14tomcat) suggested, except, I sort the file - that way all of the fullpackaname are in one area of the file. There are a few (communications=mail/calendar) that don't have exact matching names, but after a while you know which package is for which app ... there are still a few I don't have a clue about though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2015 #5

    Hey Bill,

    Yeah, I like using remove-appxpackage PackageFullName instead as well so it's only uninstalled for the user and not for all users.

    I'll add what you posted as another option a bit later though. Thank you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       20 Jul 2015 #6

    You're always welcome Shawn - thank you for maintaining the tutorials.

    I guess I should test the few I wrote (no ...not that one ) and see if they still apply to Win10, then move them here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Jul 2015 #7

    Ok. Updated to add to step 4 in Option Two.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 515
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    Thank you for this very useful tutorial!

    By following it I have managed to uninstall a few windows apps (eg. Zune music + video) from my Windows 10 Home, 64 bit installation, but I cannot uninstall a few others. Here is one example, an app called "Parental Control" :

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    There are also a couple of XBOX apps that I cannot uninstall, even though I've managed to uninstall another XBOX app.

    Is there anything I can do?

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 22,179
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       31 Jul 2015 #9

    Hey Joanne,

    Parental Control would be for Family Safety. I'm not sure that can be uninstalled.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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