How to Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps (all at once or individually)

Windows 10 comes with a lot of bloatware. To clean it up, follow these steps to uninstall Microsoft store apps in Windows 10.

Windows 10 auto-installs a wide range of apps like 3D Builder, Get Office, Skype, News, Weather, etc. Though some built-in apps like Photos, Movies & TV, Camera, OneNote, etc., are useful and helpful, other apps are unnecessary. Take the 3D Builder app for example, unless you are building 3D models this app is pretty useless.

The good thing is, you can easily uninstall most pre-installed Microsoft store apps. In fact, you can even use the PowerShell command to force uninstall store apps.

In this quick and simple guide, let me show you the way to uninstall the Microsoft store apps in Windows 10 either one app at a time or all at once.

Before proceeding, create a restore point so that you can go back to a know good state when needed.

Uninstall Microsoft store apps

Step 1: Search for the store app you want to uninstall in the Start menu.

Step 2: Right-click on the app and select the “Uninstall” option.

Step 2: Click the “Uninstall” button in the flyout menu.

As soon as you click the uninstall button, Windows 10 will uninstall that store app immediately. You will not see any confirmation message but you can rest assured that the app is uninstalled.

PowerShell commands to uninstall Microsoft store apps

Though the right-click and uninstall method works for almost all pre-installed store apps, some apps require a PowerShell command. For example, to uninstall the Photos app, you have to use the PowerShell command.

Open the PowerShell as an admin and execute the command relevant to the store app you want to uninstall.

1. Uninstall Get Office or Office Hub app.

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

2. Uninstall the 3D Builder app.

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

3. Uninstall the Calculator app.

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

4. Uninstall Calendar and Mail app.

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

5. Uninstall the Alarm and Clock app (removing this app won’t affect your taskbar or Windows clock).

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

6. Uninstall the Camera app.

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

7. Uninstall the Get Started app.

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

8. Uninstall the Skype app.

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

9. Uninstall the Solitaire game.

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

10. Uninstall the Bing maps app.

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

11. Uninstall Movies and TV app.

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

12. Uninstall the Money app.

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

13. Uninstall the Photos app.

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

14. Uninstall the News app.

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

15. Uninstall the OneNote app.

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

16. Uninstall the Weather app.

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

17. Uninstall Microsoft Store (only do this if you know what you are doing). Instructions to Reinstall Microsoft store app.

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

18. Uninstall Xbox app.

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

19. Uninstall Voice Recorder app.

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

20. Uninstall the Get Help app (this app is used to get direct support from Microsoft).

Get-AppxPackage *help* | Remove-AppxPackage

21. Uninstall the Paint 3D app.

Get-AppxPackage *mspaint* | Remove-AppxPackage

22. Uninstall the Messaging app.

Get-AppxPackage *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

23. Uninstall Print 3D app.

Get-AppxPackage *print3d* | Remove-AppxPackage

24. Uninstall People App.

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

25. Uninstall Groove Music (thanks to Benjamin for the suggestion)

Get-AppxPackage *ZuneMusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Command explanation

The command itself is pretty simple. First, we get the app package details with the Get-AppxPackage cmdlet. Then, we use those package details to uninstall the store app with the Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet.

Uninstall all Microsoft store apps at once

If you want to uninstall all store apps at once, use the PowerShell command below

Step 1: Open the PowerShell app as admin. To do that, search for “PowerShell” in the Start menu, right-click on the search result, and select the “Run as administrator” option.

Open powershell as admin

Step 2: Execute the below command in the PowerShell window. To do that, copy the command, right-click inside the PowerShell window, and press Enter.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

As soon as you execute the command, Windows will scan the system and uninstalls all Microsoft store apps. Of course, some system apps like Cortana, Microsoft Store, etc., and user-installed store apps will not be uninstalled with this command.

One thing to keep in mind while using this command is that it will uninstall the store apps for all users.

Prevent Windows From Installing Microsoft Store Apps for New Users

Even after you uninstall the built-in apps for all users, Windows will automatically install them for any new user you add to the system. If you don’t want that to happen, execute the below command. This will prevent Windows from installing the store apps for new users.

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

Reinstall Microsoft Store Apps

If you ever want to reinstall built-in store apps, you can do that with a single-line PowerShell command.

Step 1: Open the PowerShell application as an admin.

Step 2: Execute the below command.

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

The command will scan the system and reinstalls removed or uninstalled Microsoft store apps for all users. Depending on the number of apps that need to be installed, it can take a few minutes to complete. Also, make sure that you have an active internet connection.

Reinstall built in app windows 10

Windows 10 may reinstall uninstalled store apps, here’s why

When you upgrade Windows 10 to a new version, it might automatically install the uninstalled store apps. So, bookmark this post. That way, you can uninstall them as and when needed. I will also update the article with instructions for any other uninstallable Microsoft store apps when they come.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

7 thoughts on “How to Uninstall Microsoft Store Apps (all at once or individually)”

  1. Avatar for Daniel

    I enter the suggested command/s into powershell (running as admin) and nothing happens, it just gives me a new line to enter a new command, no execution of anything…?

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      Hi Daniel,

      That is normal behavior. When an app is successfully uninstalled, you will not see any sort of response in PowerShell. It just gives you a new line for another command. That being said, while the uninstallation is in progress, you will briefly see deployment progress which vanishes almost instantly.

      I’ve just tested a few of the above-listed commands on the October build and they are work just fine.

  2. Avatar for Andy Prough

    There was an app on my system called “3d Viewer” I removed with
    Get-AppxPackage *3dviewer* | Remove-AppxPackage

    There’s a “Miracast” screencast app called “Connect”, and an app called “Mixed Reality Portal” that I couldn’t figure out an app name to help remove them.

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