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Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware

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Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware: Are you facing memory shortage or lagging problems with your Windows PC even when it has been recently purchased? Preinstalled default apps which comes with Windows licensed version or unimportant apps installed by the vendor could be the reason behind this problem. Moreover to the memory wastage, you will always see the clutter of apps in Start Menu once in a while without any distant use of them. You can surely uninstall vendor installed junk apps from Control Panel but Microsoft doesn’t provide any straightforward option to uninstall Windows 10 default apps which you are never gonna use. Here I’m going to share with you two best ways to uninstall Windows 10 default apps easily.

What is bloatware?

Software which has less to no use but consumes memory and comes preinstalled by the manufacturer are called Bloatware or Crapware.


Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware

Using light third party app- 10AppsManager (FREE)

Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware

This app is completely free to use and redistribute. This freeware app easily uninstalls and reinstalls default, built-in Windows Store apps from Windows 10. As I mentioned earlier it is easy to install, uninstall, and reinstall Store apps on Windows 10 PC but uninstalling default preinstalled apps has never been an easy business. 10AppsManager makes this process just a click away and so easy, anyone can do it.

Step 1: First download 10AppsManager from HERE and extract the content of zip file at any location on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Now for backup plan create a Restore Point in case anything goes wrong or you want to undo the activities done by you.

Step 3: Click on the .exe file from the extracted folder to launch the app. The Windows will give a warning for the “Unknown Publisher”, just accept it. 10AppsManager will not install on your PC rather it will run as it is. It will open up a pop-up UI of 10AppsManager. The pop-up will show you the list of preinstalled Store Apps in Windows you can uninstall.

  • 3D Builder
  • Alarms
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Get Office
  • Get Skype
  • Get Started
  • Health
  • Mail and Calendar
  • Maps
  • Messaging
  • Skype
  • Microsoft Wi-Fi
  • Money
  • Movies and TV
  • Music
  • News
  • OneNote
  • People
  • Phone
  • Phone Companion
  • Photos
  • Reader
  • Reading List
  • Scan
  • Solitaire
  • Sports
  • Store
  • Sway
  • Travel
  • Voice Recorder
  • Weather
  • Xbox

Step 4: Click on the app you want to uninstall from the list. A warning message will appear for confirmation if you really want to uninstall the app. Click Yes button or to cancel click No. You can also choose the “Remove All” option but I will suggest you reconsider before clicking this option.

Step 5: You can also always reinstall removed default programs by clicking on Reinstall button at the bottom. Be aware it will restore back all removed software.

Step 6: Final step will be to relieve 10AppsManager from its duty, for which simply delete the extracted folder and you are done.

Using PowerShell to Uninstall Built-in Apps

If you want to uninstall built-in apps from Windows 10 without using any third party software then there is another way to cleanup your Windows PC – PowerShell cmdlet. Although, PowerShell doesn’t allow you to uninstall few built-in apps, like Cortana and Microsoft Edge. If you try to remove them then you will get an error message saying “The program can’t be removed”.

To open PowerShell, Press Win+X button and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the Power User Menu.Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware


A new window with the interface to the PowerShell command prompt will open up. Now to uninstall any of the pre-installed apps from Windows 10, copy and paste one of the commands below-mentioned in the PowerShell prompt. Press Enter and the program will be removed from your PC. You can repeat the process with any of the below-mentioned programs which you don’t want on your PC.

Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware

Uninstall 3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Contact Support:

This app can't be removed.

Uninstall Cortana:

This app can't be removed.

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 Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Edge:

This app can't be removed.

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:

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 Windows Feedback:

This app can't be removed.

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to Reinstall All Built-in Apps After Uninstallation

In case you want to reinstall those removed inbuilt apps then you reinstall easily with a single code line through PowerShell. For which you have launch PowerShell as administrator as I have mentioned previously. Then copy paste below-mentioned code on the prompt and press Enter.

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

This command will install all inbuilt apps back on your Windows 10 PC.


One important thing worth mentioning is that these methods uninstall default apps from the current User only and for other users, the apps will still be available which means the preinstalled software is still on the hard disk. They will not consume your memory until you change the user account. It would best to use above methods before creating any users or use the tricks for each account individually.

These tricks are merely making your system menu clutter free and stopping some of them from consuming memory while running at the back-end.

If you have query or suggestion regarding Best Ways To Uninstall, Reinstall Windows 10 Preinstalled Store Apps Or Bloatware then do share in the comment section below!

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