How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps

How to Reinstall all Windows 10 Built-in Apps

How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps

How to Reinstall all Windows 10 Built-in Apps


While right now most of Microsoft's built-in applications are useless to us, you cannot deny that applications like the Windows Store and the Xbox App may become more useful in the future. Below is a method on how to reinstall Windows 10's built-in applications, though sadly this will reinstall everything that you have previously deleted. 

First Windows 10 users will need to open PowerShell as an administrator. Click on the Windows 10 search bar, type in PowerShell, right click on the PowerShell shortcut and then click Run as administrator and then click agree on the UAC prompt.  


How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps


All you will need to do is paste this command into PowerShell and press enter. This will install all of Windows 10's default applications again, though this may take some time to finish. 

Error messages are common when reinstalling Windows 10's default applications, but after restarting your system you will find that all of Windows 10's applications default apps have been reinstalled. 


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


How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in Apps 


You can join the discussion on uninstalling Windows 10 default applications on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

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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