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How To Uninstall All Windows 10 Apps Using PowerShell

You have noticed that Windows 10 came with all sorts of Apps and you want a simple way to Uninstall all these Apps, well using PowerShell will be the quickest method.

Introduction:

Uninstalling Windows 10 apps using PowerShell provides a convenient and efficient way to remove built-in or pre-installed applications that you may not need or want on your system. PowerShell is a command-line scripting language developed by Microsoft, and it offers powerful tools for managing and automating various tasks in Windows.

In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to uninstall all Windows 10 apps using PowerShell. This method allows you to remove multiple apps simultaneously, saving you time and effort. It is important to note that this process will only uninstall the apps for the current user account and not for all users on the system.

Before proceeding, please ensure that you have administrative privileges on your Windows 10 computer. Additionally, exercise caution when uninstalling apps, as some of them may be necessary for the proper functioning of your system or other installed applications. It is recommended to create a system restore point or backup your data before making any major changes to your system.

Now, let’s dive into the steps to uninstall all Windows 10 apps using PowerShell.

Step 1: Open PowerShell with admin rights. Locate the search box in the taskbar and type Windows PowerShell in the search box to see PowerShell in results, right-click on PowerShell, and then click Run as administrator option.


 

Step 2: In the PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press Enter key. 

Get-AppxPackage

This command will display all the installed apps with all their specific details and their full names which we require to uninstall them.

 

Step 3: To remove all inbuilt / default app from all user accounts in win 10

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

After you run the command you will see a few errors which you can ignore, once the removal of apps is complete go ahead and check your start menu.

Side Note: To remove all modern apps from system account.

Get-AppxPackage

Use these commands to remove individual apps with PowerShell:

Uninstall Skype app

get-appxpackage *messaging* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Sway

get-appxpackage *sway* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone:

get-appxpackage *commsphone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:

get-appxpackage *windowsphone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Phone and Phone Companion apps together:

get-appxpackage *phone* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail apps together:

get-appxpackage *communicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall People:

get-appxpackage *people* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

get-appxpackage *zunemusic* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

get-appxpackage *zunevideo* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Groove Music and Movies & TV apps together:

get-appxpackage *zune* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Money:

get-appxpackage *bingfinance* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall News:

get-appxpackage *bingnews* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Sports:

get-appxpackage *bingsports* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Weather:

get-appxpackage *bingweather* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Money, News, Sports and Weather apps together:

get-appxpackage *bing* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall OneNote:

get-appxpackage *onenote* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Alarms & Clock:

get-appxpackage *alarms* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Calculator:

get-appxpackage *calculator* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Camera:

get-appxpackage *camera* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Photos:

get-appxpackage *photos* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Maps:

get-appxpackage *maps* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

get-appxpackage *soundrecorder* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Xbox:

get-appxpackage *xbox* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

get-appxpackage *solitaire* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Get Office:

get-appxpackage *officehub* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Get Skype:

get-appxpackage *skypeapp* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Get Started:

get-appxpackage *getstarted* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall 3D Builder:

get-appxpackage *3dbuilder* | remove-appxpackage

Uninstall Microsoft Store (Windows apps store):

get-appxpackage *windowsstore* | remove-appxpackage

Disable Microsoft Windows Defender

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true

Enable Microsoft Windows Defender

Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $false

Uninstalling these applications will help you resolve problems with your apps or if you need to lock down the system for users and to reduce the number of apps from your start menu. If you need help to Reinstall Apps Click Here

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