Remove built-in apps in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 comes with preinstalled apps, for example, Calendar, Camera, Phone, Photos, etc. If you don’t want them to appear in the Start menu, you can remove these apps.

In this article, I will show how to remove these built-in apps in Windows 10.
Note: You won’t gain much disk space back by removing these built-in apps.
Built-in apps

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I divide into 3 sections as following:

  1. Uninstall built-in apps from Start menu
  2. Remove built-in apps with PowerShell command
  3. Restore built-in apps with PowerShell command

Uninstall built-in apps from Start menu

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Right-click on a built-in apps that you want to uninstall and select Uninstall.
    Remove built-in app
  3. Click Uninstall to confirm.
    Confirm uninstall app

Remove built-in apps with PowerShell command

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator:
    1. Type powershell in search field
    2. Right-click the PowerShell program
    3. Select Run as administrator

    Open PowerShell as administrator

  2. Type this command and press Enter to see built-in apps that are installed on your computer.
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

    Note: You can copy command from this article and paste it on PowerShell window.
    List built-in apps

  3. To remove an app, type this command and replace PackageFullName with an app that you want to uninstall.
    Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

    You can use asterisk as wildcards, for example, if I want to remove 3dbuilder app, I can type like this instead of typing complete name.

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove built-in app

  4. If you want to remove all built-in apps, type this command and press Enter.
    Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

    Note: This command will remove Windows Store as well. If you’re still using it, do not run this command.
    Remove all built-in apps

  5. If an app cannot be removed, you will see red error message which is normal.
    Removing built-in apps
  6. When finishes, type this command again. You will see the remaining apps that cannot be uninstalled with this method.
    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

    Remaining built-in apps

  7. Open Start menu and you will see most built-in apps are now removed.
    Removed built-in apps

Restore built-in apps with PowerShell command

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator and type this command.
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Restore built-in apps

  2. It may takes a few minutes to reinstall built-in apps.
    Reinstalling built-in apps
  3. When finishes, you will see installed apps in Start menu.
    Restored built-in apps

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