Windows 10 ships with a lot of universal apps (Metro or Modern apps) bundled. After installation of Windows 10, you can find Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Camera, Cortana, Contact Support, File & TV, Get Started, Groove Music, Maps, News, OneNote, People, Photos, and Phone Companion apps. Most of these were also part of the previous version of Windows operating system but were not so impressive. These apps have been updated with better UI and features, and now launched with Windows 10 OS.

If you want to remove the default Apps which were shipped with Windows 10, you can use PowerShell. You need to execute some commands to get rid of pre-installed apps. However, some of the apps like Cortana and Store are not possible to uninstall, as they are system apps and essential for the smooth operation of Windows 10.

How to Uninstall Default Apps of Windows 10 using PowerShell?

1. Click on Start Menu or Taskbar Search and type PowerShell.

powershell2. Right-click on Windows PowerShell from the results, and select Run as Administrator.


3. Once PowerShell is opened, type the following command and then press Enter from the keyboard to get a list of all the default and universal apps installed from the Store.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers


4. Scroll down and check the apps that you really want to uninstall.

Copy the package name of the application, by selecting the text and Ctrl + C. The package name appears right next to PackageFullName.



5. Once you have copied the package name and want to uninstall, then use the following command:

Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName

From the above command replace PackageFullName with the full package name of the app.


6. If you want to remove all the default apps from all user accounts, use the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

7. Finally, to remove all the default apps as well as apps installed from the Store for the current user account, you can use the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -User | Remove-AppxPackage

From the above command, replace the User with your username.

If you are running Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607, you can reset Windows Store apps through Settings.


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