How to remove/restore built-in apps for Windows 10

Before starting these steps, make sure you close all running apps on your computer. Failing to do so can cause problems when you're uninstalling built-in apps.

Completely Uninstall Default Windows Store Apps in Windows 10

Before starting these steps, make sure you close all running apps on your computer. Failing to do so can cause problems when you're uninstalling built-in apps.
Run the following command in an elevated PowerShell (Admin) window.
  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Click Windows Powershell (Admin)
  3. Type a command into PowerShell.
For a list of all installed apps and PackageFullName enter
Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName
Write down the PackageFullName and replace it in the following command:
Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

So the command to remove some of the apps will look as follows:

Uninstall 3D Builder

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms & Clock

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar & Mail

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Office app

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started app

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Solitaire Collection

Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype app

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People app

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Run the command to uninstall the particular pre-installed default Windows 10 Store app  and restart your computer.

If you want to uninstall the particular pre-installed app from all user accounts, use the following command format:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
If you wish to remove a pre-installed app from a particular user account, use following command:
Get-AppxPackage -user username PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

Even though you’ve uninstalled all the apps for all the users, every time you create a new user, the default apps will be reinstalled for that user. You can prevent this default action by executing the following command in the Powershell.





How to restore built-in apps on Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Click Windows Powershell (Admin)
  3. Type "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers |  For each app: Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"
  4. Hit Enter. This command tells Windows to install those default 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, restart your PC.

You should now be able to find all the built-in apps in Windows 10.

It’s also likely that future updates (especially major updates) could reinstall those apps.








Keywords:commands restore remove built-in applications apps windows 10   Doc ID:73705
Owner:Hans K.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-05-31 15:56 CSTUpdated:2018-11-14 09:44 CST
Sites:Rice University
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