Dave Finds

How to uninstall unwanted Windows 10 Apps using PowerShell script

With every new version of Windows 10, Microsoft keeps making improvements and releasing new features. Additionally, Microsoft still forcing some of the unwanted software for its Pro and Enterprise users. There are some Windows 10 Apps, which are pre-build means we have to remove it repeatedly on some occasions like when we are creating new user profiles or installing the fresh Windows 10, or upgrading to the next available version of windows 10.

Most of the companies have strict policies where unnecessary applications will not be allowed on user devices. But due to the Microsoft design on Windows 10, if you are using Windows 10 Enterprise you can easily control the list of Applications allowed, to be installed and to be removed on the user devices. But if you are using Windows 10 Pro you have to manually remove the unnecessary application which is against your company policy.

But the problem is windows 10 comes to the user with a huge number of built-in components and applications (for example, Photos, Calculator), etc.,. Some of this built-in application does not have an uninstaller and cannot be removed through the general “Programs and Components” they simply do not appear in such lists.

How to uninstall unwanted software in Windows 10 using PowerShell script:

Step 1: log in PowerShell as administrator

Press Winkey on your keyboard and type PowerShell. As shown in the below image open PowerShell

Step 2: Run the command

Copy the below script and paste in the PowerShell windows. You will see lots of running in yellow and red. This removal process will take a few seconds.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsphone* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *9E2F88E3.Twitter* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.BingTravel* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.BingFinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.3DBuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *46928bounde.EclipseManager* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *andoraMediaInc.29680B314EFC2* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.FreshPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *D5EA27B7.Duolingo-LearnLanguagesforFree* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *2FE3CB00.PicsArt-PhotoStudio* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.WindowsReadingList* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *codeWriter* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.GetHelpr* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.People* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.Print3D* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.YourPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.Getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Note: You can add or remove any of the above Windows 10 applications from the above list. In my opinion, all of the above applications are unnecessary for office users.