Uninstall built-in Apps in Windows 10

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As you know, Windows 10 comes with a lot of preinstalled applications (Or Apps as Microsoft calls them nowadays).
You might find some of them useful (Like Calendar and Mail as it will show your next appointment on the lock screen. Other apps might not be your favorite or you want to setup a company image and don’t want your users to have for example the 3D Builder app.


To uninstall an app, there are two ways: Manual uninstallation or PowerShell.

Uninstall manually

To uninstall an app manually just right-click it in the start menu and click “Uninstall”.

Afterwards you will be prompted if you really want to uninstall the app.

Uninstall using PowerShell

If you prefer the command line or you want to uninstall multiple apps, PowerShell might be your preferred way.

Open the PowerShell as administrator. In the start menu, search for “PowerShell”. Right-click the entry and select “Run as administrator”

 A UAC prompt might come up. Select that you want to run PowerShell.

Now you can use one or more of the commands below to uninstall the app(s).

The commands for the apps are:

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 cannot be removed.

Uninstall Cortana:
This app cannot 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’not 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 cannot be removed.

Uninstall Xbox:
Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage