How To Remove or Uninstall Default Universal Apps in Windows 10

I don’t know why someone would like to uninstall default universal apps in Windows 10, but if you’re one out of them, then in this tutorial you will find how to do that.

Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows launched by Microsoft. Its comes with dozens of preinstalled apps like Calendar, Calculator, Cortana, Camera, Maps, OneNote, Groove Music, Photo, Photos, Edge, and more. Almost all of them are useful while other are completely useless. The worst part is that there is no options available in Windows 10 Settings app that let you uninstall these default apps.

Uninstalling these inbuilt apps in Windows 10 sounds unnecessary, but still if you want to uninstall these default apps in Windows 10, Actually its possible and you can easily remove them from your Windows 10 computer.

In upcoming lines, you will read about all the possible ways to remove or uninstall default universal apps in Windows 10

Warning: Some of the Windows 10 inbuilt apps are simple apps or core part of the operating system and removing them may hit the stability of the operating system. After uninstalling default apps, if Windows 10 behave abnormally, WinranX will not help responsible for anything. Continue at your own Risk.

Uninstall Default Universal Apps Via Windows Powershell

Using Windows Powershell, you can easily remove any preinstalled app that you will never use, including Windows Store (default app store), Edge browser (default browser), and the Cortana (default personal assistant) just by using a single cmdlet.

1. For that, launch the Windows Powershell. You can search it using Windows 10 start menu. Once you find it, launch it with Admin rights.

windows 10 start menu search

2. After that, find out PackageFullName using Windows Powershell. For that, you need to execute the following command and hit Enter.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

It will give you a list of all the apps for all users.

3. You will definitely get surprised by checking the number of the apps on the screen. So let’s filter them out using Where-Object. For example, here is how to get list of apps titled with Bing

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.Name -Like '*bing*'}

Uninstall default apps from windows 10 via windows powershell

4. Now from the list of the apps find the PackageFullName of the one which you want to remove. To copy it, highlight the PackageFullName and hit Enter to copy it to a clipboard.

5. Its time to remove the default app. For that, you can use Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet.

Remove Particular Preinstalled Default App for Default User

For Example, you don’t want to remove all the apps and want to remove Windows 10 Sports app for the current user, you need to type or paste the Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet following the PackageFullName right after.

App Removal cmdlet:

Remove-AppxPackage

PackageFullName of Windows 10 Sports app: 

Microsoft.BingSports_4.4.200.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

The final cmdlet to remove Sports apps from Windows 10 will look be

Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingSports_4.4.200.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Hit Enter and it will remove the application in few seconds. Just like that you can remove other application too. Make sure to use the right PackageFullName.

Remove Particular Preinstalled Default App for Default User

You need to execute the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName

Remove Particular Default App for Particular User

Get-AppxPackage -User Username | Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName

Remove Particular Preinstalled Default App for all Users

Get-AppxPackage -AllUser | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove all Preinstalled Default Apps Except Store apps for all Users

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike "*store*"} | Remove-AppxPackage

The good thing is that you can install any of the preinstalled default apps from the Windows store as all of them are available for download individually.

In case, you find this method little difficult, there are some freeware options available that you can use to easily uninstall default universal app from Windows 10.

Remove Preinstalled Universal Apps via Third Party Software

1. Windows 10 App Remover

It’s a free and easy to use utility that helps you to remove default apps from Windows 10 just by making a click. The tool was shared by Reddit user LayerEightProblem.

windows 10 app remover

Download the utility using this link, launch it -> Select the app from the list ->Click Yes to confirm, and in few seconds, it will remove the application from the system.

2. 10AppsManager

Uninstall Default Universal app via 10AppsManager

It’s another free to use tool that you can use uninstall and reinstall default apps. It supports both 64-bit and 32-bit version of Windows 10. Grab the tool, using this link

3. CCleaner

uninstall windows 10 default app using ccleaner

CCleaner is one of the most popular cleaning software for Windows which is installed ii almost every computer. Its really helps to clean the computer and make it more secure. The latest version of 5.11.5408 or above also comes with functionality that let you remove the default app from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 installation.

For that, download and install CCleaner, if not already -> Switch to Tools Tab -> Uninstall. Under Program to remove click on the default application or select it, and click on Uninstall to remove it. You won’t be able to do bulk remove, but one a time.

So these are the possible ways to remove or uninstall default Universal Apps in Windows 10. Try out and let me in the comment, if you need any help.

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