How to Uninstall Annoying Windows 10 Stock Apps via Powershell

Contributed by NetWize Engineer, Jed Crossley. Follow his personal blog at: http://www.virtualmvp.com

Ever get sick of those seemingly incessant Windows 10 pop ups?

Certain apps come with Windows 10, and some you can ‘Right-Click and Uninstall,’ while others you cannot. Those that you are able to ‘Right-Click and Uninstall,’ seem to come back with every Windows update you install, because doing this command doesn’t uninstall them completely.

So, the easiest way to completely uninstall them is with our favorite enemy-friend (frenemy?), Powershell!

1.  The first thing to do is to open Powershell as an Administrator:

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All stock apps are in the AppxPackage command set. So running something like Get-AppxPackage would show you currently installed stock apps.

2. Here is the list of package commands that can be used to remove all or specific components.

Remove all stock apps from all user accounts
Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove all modern apps from system account
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

Skype: Get-AppxPackage *skype* | Remove-AppxPackage
Sway: Get-AppxPackage *sway* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone: Get-AppxPackage *commsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone Companion: Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone and Phone Compantion Apps: Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calendar, Mail: Get-AppxPackage *communicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
People: Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Movies and TV: Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Groove Music/Movies/TV: Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
Money: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
News: Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Sports: Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Money, News, Sports, Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
OneNote: Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *alarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *calculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Camera: Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Voice Recorder: Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder | Remove-AppxPackage
Maps: Get-AppxPackage *maps* | Remove-AppxPackage
3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Xbox: Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
Solitaire: Get-AppxPackage *solitaire* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Office: Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Skype: Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Started: Get-AppxPackage *Getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Windows Store: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

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