How to Add/Remove Default Apps in Windows 8/10

Coming from windows 7 to windows 8 or windows 10. They went under major change. Start menu was replaced by dedicated screen and in windows 10 it become little different. With the new windows they added some native apps for productivity.

Not all of us use all the apps and you can easily uninstall them. Although these apps take very few space and won’t affect the performance of the computer. But if you decide to uninstall them, there is a easy way to do it.

 

If you have downloaded the apps from windows app store you can easily uninstall them from start menu. There is another way of uninstalling them using power shell. If you are using windows 10 you won’t be able to uninstall Cortana and Microsoft Edge.

How to Add/Remove Default Apps in Windows 8/10

 

First you need to open power shell with administrative privileges. Go to start menu and search for power shell and then right click on it and select run as administrator.

How to Add/Remove Default Apps in Windows 8/10

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Now it’s pretty simple, Copy and paste following commands to uninstall the apps.

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 Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | 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 Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

 

 

Reinstall the removed Apps.

You can bring all the apps back by just simply running the following command in the power shell

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

It will take some time to complete the process and you can restore the apps.

 

How to Add/Remove Default Apps in Windows 8/10

Restoring the removed apps – Windows 8

 

This is How to Add/Remove Default Apps in Windows 8/10 . Like we mentioned earlier, there is no real advantage of removing apps other than making your start menu little clean. Do try this and let us know how did it worked out for you .