How To Remove Bloatware From Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a variety of apps that are pre-installed in the system. These are unnecessary applications that crowd the Start menu and we cannot even uninstall those apps easily from the system. Unknown to most users, these pre-installed apps take a significant space on the system and sometimes cause various issues.

In this article, you will find all the steps which help you to remove bloatware(pre-installed apps) from Windows 10.

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Uninstall/Remove Windows 10 Bloatware

We all know that Windows 10 comes with pre-installed apps and some applications can be removed easily. But for the applications that cannot be removed easily, we have different removal options by old uninstalling methods, through PowerShell commands and third-party apps.

Bloatware cannot be usually found in System>Apps & Features list, from where you can uninstall these pre-installed apps in Windows 10. Sadly, Microsoft and other app manufacturers have already made a contract that delivers products(apps) with Bloatware so that they will earn some profit after using those pre-installed apps. So it’s not that easy to uninstall those apps.

Some apps can be easily uninstalled by doing right click on that particular app>Uninstall.

 

You can also uninstall bloatware apps by going to Control Panel>Uninstall a Program and select the application that you want to uninstall from the system.

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Uninstall Bloatware Using PowerShell Methods

If some apps are not uninstalling using the above steps, we’ll remove them by using PowerShell commands. PowerShell is a command-line task-based framework from Microsoft which is similar to old cmd which has inbuilt system administration functionality for the effective command line.

Difference between PowerShell And Command Prompt(cmd)

Open PowerShell as administrator by pressing Windows(icon) + X button and click on Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.

(Ensure that you are Administrator of the computer)

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After opening the PowerShell command, you can copy and paste the following command by hitting enter after the following commands:

It will uninstall the pre-installed applications using the PowerShell command.

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 is a Windows contact support app that cannot be removed from computer however, the user can disable the app.

Uninstall Cortana:

Cortana is a voice assistant app for Windows 10 and user can disable it easily

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 is a default web browser in Windows 10(can be disabled) however, users can install different browsers if they doesn’t like “Microsoft Edge”.

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:

Default application(can be disabled).

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

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If you want to re-install all the built-in apps, please follow the below instructions:

Open PowerShell command again by pressing Windows(icon) + X button together and copy-paste the below command in Windows PowerShell>Hit Enter.

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

This will re-install all the built-in apps that were uninstalled from the above steps. It will take some time to re-install the apps again but, after completing the process, restart your system and all the in-built apps will be shown again.

Windows 10 bloatware doesn’t take much space, however, it’s all about exercising control over your system. Many users found the pre-installed apps are of no use, however, they’re still useful for some. Pre-installed apps might slow down your system but you can download Advanced System Optimizer for Windows that will optimize and clear all cache, alongside any junk and temporary files from your Windows 10 computer.

We have mentioned all the easiest steps to remove windows 10 bloatware. If we miss something, feel free to mention it in the comments section.

Pranay Mathur

Pranay is a technical content writer. He loves to explore new things in technology and has an affinity to explore new technology and gadgets. He is interactive and dedicated to work. He loves to play the guitar and spends his free time in the gym, and his passion for riding bikes takes him to new destinations.

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