How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps


How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps


While Windows 10 is easily the most popular OS of recent years it is far from perfect, coming with a lot of unnecessary applications and bloatware at stock.

One of our biggest requests in recent months has been to create a guide on how to remove Windows 10's unnecessary built-in applications, whether it is to space on your SSD or to simply clean up your desktop.

Today we will be showing you how to remove Windows 10's built-in applications, allowing you to get rid of Windows 10's annoying "Get Skype" and "Get Office" notifications as well as how to reinstall them if necessary. Most of these applications cannot be removed through traditional methods, so it is important to follow this guide carefully.  


How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps


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27-11-2016, 09:47:07

The most straight forward method I've found is to simply install the quite popular Ccleaner and uninstall the built in apps that way -

27-11-2016, 10:04:45

I'm more concerned with getting the windows store back, still, after having removed all the apps...Quote

27-11-2016, 13:32:01

Originally Posted by The F34R Channel View Post
I'm more concerned with getting the windows store back, still, after having removed all the apps...
got you covered

With the release of Microsoft Play anywhere games and them needing windows 10 anniversary edition I've seen a resurgence of people complaining about windows 10 spying on you all across the web. Normally when people complain about microsoft spying and collecting ad data (and yes there are a handful of app packages that are titled Advertising) I show them this video
and move on but with the new play anywhere there's some extra stuff I should add...
When following the "Remove windows apps: Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage" step don't stop there you then need to turn back and type in "Get-Appxpackage -Allusers", copy/paste the entire list to a notepad doc and use the find key to locate every app that says store or xbox and reinstall them. Especially "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider" like this:
Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_1 1.18.16009.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe/AppxManifest.xml” –DisableDevelopmentMode
(this is the item the anniversary edition has different than windows 10 home which I believe is the reason you need anniversary edition for play anywhere titles)
the location inside the quotations being the "InstallLocation" but don't remove the "/AppxManifest.xml" you need that...
Hope this helps.
P.S. I'm no super techy programmer or anything this took me some time on my own to figure out lol

29-11-2016, 06:15:39

Thanks; I had tried that previously and it doesn't work; gives an error about it not being to locate it?Quote

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