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How to Uninstall Windows Backup App on Windows 10 & 11

With a recent update, Microsoft added a new Windows Backup app through the Windows Feature Experience Pack. It lets us back up your important folders, quick access apps, app settings, credentials, and Windows settings to OneDrive. Unlike regular backup software, this app doesn’t do full backups or store backups locally. This is a big limitation and not that useful for many users. If you are not using this app or don’t want it in your PC, you can uninstall the Windows Backup app on Windows 11 & 10. This tutorial shows you how. Let’s get started.

Windows Backup App

Uninstall Windows Backup App

Windows Backup is part of the Windows Feature Experience Pack. So, to remove Windows Backup from your computer, you have to uninstall the Feature Experience Pack. Here’s how you can do that.

Note: You need administrative rights to follow the below steps.

Caution: Create a full backup before following the below steps.

1. Press the Windows key + X to open the Power User menu.

2. Select the Terminal (Admin) option. Windows 10 Users can select the Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.

open Windows terminal as admin Windows 11

3. Enter the following command in the terminal/PowerShell window and press the Enter key.

Remove-WindowsPackage -Online -PackageName "Microsoft-Windows-UserExperience-Desktop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.3393"

4. Close the terminal/PowerShell window.

5. Restart your PC to finish.

Once the system is restarted, the Windows Backup app is fully uninstalled.

Side-effects of Uninstalling Windows Backup App

Windows Backup app is part of the Windows Feature Experience Pack. This pack is an integral part of Windows and several features and functions are tied to it. If you uninstall the Windows Feature Experience Pack to get rid of the Windows Backup app, there will be unintended consequences.

For example, you cannot use the Emoji keyboard, lose access to several functions of the snipping tool, lose taskbar & Start menu improvements, and more.

So, think twice and be sure before uninstalling the Windows Backup app. It’s highly recommended that you create a full system backup before proceeding to uninstall the app.

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