Uninstalling Windows 10 applications that have no uninstall option

There are a number of the Windows 10 applications (the so-called Universal applications) that have no uninstall option. Luckily they can be removed using PowerShell.

Launch an elevated PowerShell box and then run the following command to remove it:

Get-AppxPackage ** | Remove-AppxPackage

As an example, to remove the built-in Camera applications you would use:

Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage

If you want to view all the packages, use the following command:

Get-AppxPackage | ft Name, PackageFullName -AutoSize

Here are a list of some of the common ones you may want to uninstall. They are listed below with the part of package name to use:

  • Camera – *camera*
  • Groove Music and Movies & TV – *zune*
  • Mail and Calendar – *communi*
  • People – *people*
  • Xbox – *xbox*
  • Solitare – *solit*
  • 3D Builder – *3d*
  • Money, Sports, News, Travel, Health, Food and Weather – *bing* [removes all 7 applications]

For the last one, you can remove all or to just remove certain ones use *bingmoney*, *bingsports*, etc. You can use the following command to view the names:

Get-AppxPackage *bing* | ft Name, PackageFullName -AutoSize

Note that other applications may be uninstallable by right clicking on the link in the Start menu or via the System settings and looking under Apps & features.

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About ebraiter
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One Response to Uninstalling Windows 10 applications that have no uninstall option

  1. Thanks Ed, this orked like a charm!

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