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How to Uninstall Bloatware Apps from Windows 10 Creators Update



Windows 10 Creators Update has again shown us that Microsoft isn’t going to stop pushing unwanted apps to the users anytime soon. If you are among the majority which doesn’t like having unwanted apps on your PC, then you can use this article to uninstall most of the apps.

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These bloatware apps install automatically when you setup Windows 10 for the first time and there’s no way for you to stop this. You can, of course, uninstall them one by one after you get to your Desktop.

Uninstalling Apps (bloatware) from Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 by default has a lot of apps pre-installed on it. Some of them are useful like Mail and Maps, but most of these apps are crappy games and bloat that you don’t need on your PC. So, making sure which apps are useful and which one is not can sometimes become confusing.

To make things easier, I have categorized these apps as Bloat, Essentials, and Others.

Bloatware are the apps which serve no purpose on your PC other than hogging up space and annoying you from time to time.

Essentials are the ones which I think that most people will need while using their Windows 10 PC time to time.

Others are the apps which are useful but only for specific use cases. You may rarely use them, but they won’t bother you much.

To uninstall these apps, you can use the Microsoft PowerShell as administrator and remove them from your PC.

  • First, open the PowerShell by searching for it in the start menu search.
  • Right-click on PowerShell and run it as administrator.

In this PowerShell window, you can use the Remove-AppxPackage command to uninstall any UWP app.

The main format for typing the command is Remove-AppxPackage <app name>.

Of course, finding each app on your Windows 10 PC and figuring out whether it is useful or not is quite tiresome. So, for your convenience, I have made the list of all the current apps that come installed on Windows 10 Creators Update.

You can type these commands in the PowerShell window to uninstall that particular app.


Bloatware

These are the apps that you should uninstall right away. Removing them from your PC won’t have any detrimental effects on its stability or performance.

Minecraft

Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_1.0.700.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Drawboard PDF

Get-AppxPackage *DrawboardPDF* | Remove-AppxPackage

Farmville 2: Country Escape

Get-AppxPackage *FarmVille2CountryEscape* | Remove-AppxPackage

Asphalt: Airborne

Get-AppxPackage *Asphalt8Airborne* | Remove-AppxPackage

Pandora

Get-AppxPackage *PandoraMediaInc* | Remove-AppxPackage

Candy Crush Soda Saga

Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Twitter

Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage

Sports

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Money

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Office

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

News

Get-AppxPackage *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Phone Companion

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Windows Holographic

Get-AppxPackage *HolographicFirstRun* | Remove-AppxPackage

Netflix

Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage

Weather

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

View 3D Preview

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage

Movies & TV

Get-AppxPackage *ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

3D Builder

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Facebook

Get-AppxPackage *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get Skype

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Skype Preview

Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

App Connector

Get-AppxPackage *Appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Wallet

Get-AppxPackage *Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage

Sway

Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage

Groove Music

Get-AppxPackage *ZuneMusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Essentials

These are the apps that you will either need or are required by Windows 10 to function correctly. I recommend you to not mess with them.

Store (single account only)

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calculator

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular

Get-AppxPackage *OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage

Alarms & Clock

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsAlarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Calendar and Mail

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Camera

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsCamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Maps

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsMaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Messaging

Get-AppxPackage *Messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

Voice Recorder

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Paint 3D

Get-AppxPackage *MSPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage

Phone

Get-AppxPackage *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Photos

Get-AppxPackage *Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Scan

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Remove-AppxPackage

Others

These are the miscellaneous apps that may or may not be useful depending on whether you personally find a use case for it. You can remove most of these without affecting Windows 10 features.

OneNote

Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Sticky Notes

Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox

Get-AppxPackage *XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox Game Speech Window

Get-AppxPackage *XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

Xbox One SmartGlass

Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage

Feedback Hub

Get-AppxPackage *WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage

People

Get-AppxPackage *People* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Wi-Fi

Get-AppxPackage *ConnectivityStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

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