Remove Windows 10 Built-in Apps

Microsoft Windows 10 comes with a few Built-in applications. Their value is subjective and for those of us who find little to no value in their use we now have a method for their removal.

The traditional method of removing an application from a Windows operating system won’t apply to these built-in application. But using the PowerShell command prompt, and the provided commands within this article, we can execute their removal. Please note that the instructions within are intended only for use by experienced computer technicians or those who take personal responsibility for their own choices and actions. We will not claim responsibility for any errors or omissions or resulting damage or data loss that may occur from the use of the provided information within this article.


Remove Windows 10 Built-in Apps

We need to open Windows PowerShell in elevated mode. To do so press the “Windows Key + X

Select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” then press “Yes” when prompted with the User Account Control window.

Insert the following command of your choice to remove the associated application(s):

  • 3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Alarms & Clocks: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Camera: Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Mail & Calendar: Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Maps: Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Movies and TV: Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • OneNote: Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • People: Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Photos: Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Voice Recorder: Get-AppxPackage *windowssoundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • X-Box: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get Office: Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Skype: Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get Started: Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Solitaire Collections: Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollections* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Finance: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • News: Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Windows Phone: Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Sports: Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Windows Store: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage


To bring them all back, execute the following command:

  • Get-AppxPackage -Allusers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation) \AppxManifest.xml”


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