There are so many default apps available in Windows 10 and not all are useful for sure. The default apps don’t take much space on your hard drive but still it’s a good idea to remove those Windows 10 default apps from the start menu. This idea will help to make your start menu tray look more organized. Apart from that, it will be easy for you to retrieve more frequently used apps on your gadget.
There are two types of default apps. One group of those apps is extremely easy to remove and the other group needs certain commands to remove. Today we will know those tricks to apply those commands which will remove the Windows 10 default apps. Just follow the tutorial we are going to present here which will make the procedure simple.
How to remove/uninstall default apps in Windows 10
There are two types of default apps you will find on Windows 10. One group of such apps is very easy to remove and the other needs special commands to remove.
Apps such as Get Started, Get Skype, Get Office, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Money, News, Phone Companion, Sports, Optional Features, Windows Media Player and Windows DVD Player. To remove these apps or one of these apps all you need to do is to right-click on the app and then click on Uninstall from the context menu.
For, those apps such as Calculator, Calendar etc., which are not that easy to remove and need special commands and to implement those commands you have to use Windows Powershell. Here are the complete steps on how to remove those default apps for Windows 10.
Step #1. Go to Start Menu → All Apps → now right click on Windows Powershell.
Step #2. Now you will see a menu, click on ‘Run as administrator’.
Step #3. When a pop-up comes up on your screen, click on Yes so that the app can make necessary changes to your computer.
Step #4. Now, for example, if you wish to remove a default app like 3D Builder, then write the following command and then hit Enter.
Get-AppxPackage*windows3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
This is it! Now you can remove other apps too just like you have removed the 3D Builder by following the above-mentioned steps. Here are the rest of the commands to remove various default apps on Windows 10.
- Calculator: windowscalculator
- Alarms and Clock: windowsalarms
- Calendar and Mail: windowscommunicationsapps
- Camera: windowscamera
- Groove Music: zunemusic
- Maps: windowsmaps
- Movies & TV: zunevideo
- OneNote: onenote
- People: people
- Photos: photos
- Store: windowsstore
- Voice Recorder: soundrecorder
- Xbox: xboxapp
Change is necessary and change is fun too. You may also check how to enable Dark Theme on Windows 10 and then realized that there are many things on my Windows 10 PC which need to be changed. Removing default apps of Windows 10 is one of those changes and I applied them immediately.
You too can try to implement the change by delete those default apps which are bothering you on your Windows 10. Once done please give your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus or here in the comments section, so that our other readers can also get benefitted from your experience.