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.

  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Click Search
  3. Type PowerShell into the Search field
  4. Right-click Windows PowerShell
  5. Click Run as administrator
  6. Type a command into PowerShell. | For example, we will remove Movies & TV by typing Get-AppxPackage Zunevideo | Remove-AppxPackage
  7. Hit Enter on your keyboard. A notification will pop up below your command letting you know that the program is being uninstalled.

     3D Builder  Get-AppxPackage 3dbuilder | Remove-AppxPackage
     Alarms & Clock  Get-AppxPackage windowsalarms | Remove-AppxPackage
     Calculator  Get-AppxPackage windowscalculator | Remove-AppxPackage
     Camera  Get-AppxPackage windowscamera | Remove-AppxPackage
     Get Office
     Get-AppxPackage officehub | Remove-AppxPackage
     Groove Music  Get-AppxPackage zunemusic | Remove-AppxPackage
     Mail/Calendar  Get-AppxPackage windowscommunicationapps | Remove-AppxPackage
     Maps
     Get-AppxPackage windowsmaps | Remove-AppxPackage
     Microsoft Solitaire Collection
     Get-AppxPackage solitairecollection | Remove-AppxPackage
     Movies & TV
     Get-AppxPackage zunevideo | Remove-AppxPackage
     News  Get-AppxPackage bingnews | Remove-AppxPackage
     OneNote
     Get-AppxPackage onenote | Remove-AppxPackage
     People  Get-AppxPackage people | Remove-AppxPackage
     Microsoft Phone Companion
     Get-AppxPackage windowsphone | Remove-AppxPackage
     Photos  Get-AppxPackage photos | Remove-AppxPackage
     Skype  Get-AppxPackage skypeapp | Remove-AppxPackage
     Store  Get-AppxPackage windowsstore | Remove-AppxPackage
     Tips  Get-AppxPackage getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage
     Voice Recorder
     Get-AppxPackage sound recorder | Remove-AppxPackage
     Weather  Get-AppxPackage bingweather | Remove-AppxPackage
     Xbox  Get-AppxPackage xboxapp | Remove-AppxPackage
       


How to restore built-in apps on Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Search
  3. Type PowerShell into the search field
  4. Rick-click Windows PowerShell
  5. Click Run as administer
  6. Type Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers |  For each app: Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"
  7. Hit Enter on your keyboard. Any built-in apps you removed will not be restored.  Depending on the number of apps you removed, this process may take some time.

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