Windows 11/10/8 is mostly focused on Microsoft Store apps and comes with modern apps pre-installed to get users started with Windows. However, some people may not use some pre-installed apps by default and may want to uninstall them completely.
Although one can easily uninstall Windows 10 apps through Settings, in this article, we are sharing how to completely remove all Microsoft Store apps from Windows PC.
Please note that when you uninstall a Windows Store app using the usual options, the app is temporarily removed and moved to a staged state discussed later in this article. So when you create a new user account on Windows 10/8, it will have all the apps pre-installed again, because the default Windows Store apps are not completely removed from the system.
To completely remove and erase all default pre-installed apps, you must be logged in as Administrator from your Windows account – and you need to delete it in two places:
- Delete provisioned package
- Delete the “installed” package from the administrator account.
REMARK : If you are a Windows 10 use and do not use now go through this process, our 10AppsManager. It will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 10. If you want to know the manual method, read on. The first part applies to Windows 10 and the last part applies to Windows 8.1.
Before proceeding, first create a system restore point.
Completely Uninstall Default Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 11/10
To completely uninstall default Windows Store apps in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- To research powershell in the taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Click it Yes option.
- Enter this command: Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName
- Note the PackageFullName.
- Enter this command: Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
To learn more about these steps, keep reading.
If you then want to uninstall individual apps in Windows 11/10, run the following command in an elevated PowerShell window:
Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName
You will be able to see the list of all installed apps and its PackageFullName information.
Note it PackageFullName and replace it in the following command:
Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
So, the command to remove some apps would look like this:
Uninstall 3D Builder
Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall alarms and clock
Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall the camera
Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Calendar and Mail
Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall the Get Office app
Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall the app Get started
Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Solitaire Collection
Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall the Get Skype app
Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Groove Music
Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Movies & TV
Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall the Contacts app
Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Phone Companion
Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Uninstall Voice Recorder
Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Run the command to uninstall the pre-installed default Windows 10 Store app and wake up your computer.
If you want to uninstall the particular pre-installed application from all user accounts, use the following command format:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
If you want to disable a pre-installed application from a particular user account, use the following command:
Get-AppxPackage -user username PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage
But as I said earlier, if you are a Windows 11/10 uses and do not want to go through this process uses, our 10AppsManager. It will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 10, with just one click! You can also uninstall pre-installed apps and games through Windows 10 Settings.
Uninstall pre-installed Windows Store apps in Windows 8.1/8
1. First, you’ll need to open an elevated PowerShell invite. Hurry Touch Windows + Qand in the search box, noted powershell. From the results, select the WindowsPowerShell. Right click on it, select Execute as administrator from the bottom options.
2. In the WindowsPowerShell window, input the following command to register all pre-installed applications on your Windows 8.
Command to remove all UWP apps from your system account
3. Run the following command to remove all Windows Store apps:
Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online
That’s it ! Now whenever you create a new user account on your Windows 8, there will be no more modern apps pre-installed on that account.
Whenever we uninstall an app from the Windows Store, its status in the PowerShell window shows as follows Staging. This means that the application is still in Windows. In other words, the application is prepared to get automatic installation when a new user account is created.
4. If you are disabling all modern apps for the current account only, use the following command:
Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage
5. If you want to remove all modern apps for a specific user, fill in the -User part in the command above, so it’s:
Get-AppXPackage -User | Remove-AppxPackage
6. Finally, tell us the command to remove all modern apps from all accounts on your Windows 8:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
That’s it ! Applications will now be completely uninstalled and erased from your Windows 8 system!
To permanently remove Windows Store apps in Windows 11/10, you need to use Windows PowerShell. You can also use Windows Terminal to remove or remove all Microsoft Store apps from your computer.
To uninstall pre-installed apps on Windows 11/10, you can enter get-AppsPackage command to note the PackageFullName. Then you can use the Remove parameter to remove them from your computer. For your information, you have to repeat the same steps several times.
To completely uninstall a Microsoft Store game, you can use Windows Settings or Windows PowerShell. In Windows Settings, go to Apps > Apps & Features to find the app you want to uninstall. In Windows PowerShell, you need to follow the steps given above.
See this if you need to re-register your Windows Store apps.