How to uninstall Pre-Installed Windows Store Apps in Windows 10

Windows 10/8 is basically focused on Windows Store apps and comes with some pre-installed Modern Apps in order to make the users get started with Windows. However, there are some folks, who may not have use for some of the default pre-installed apps and may want to uninstall them completely.

While one can easily uninstall Windows 10 apps, in this article, we’ll share the way to completely remove all the Windows Store apps from Windows 10/8.

Please note that, when you uninstall a Windows Store App using the usual options, the app is removed temporarily and goes to a staged condition discussed later in this article. Thus, when you create a new user account on Windows 8/10, it will again have all the pre-installed apps, since the default Windows Store Apps are not removed completely from the system.

To completely remove and erase all default pre-installed apps, you must be signed in as Administrator of you Windows Account – and you need to remove it in two places:

  1. Remove the provisioned package
  2. Remove the “installed” package from the administrator account.

NOTE: If you are a Windows 10 user and do not want to go through this process, use our 10AppsManager. It will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 10 easily.

If you want to know the manual method read on. The first part applies to Windows 8 and the latter part applies to Windows 10.

Before you proceed, create a system restore point first.

Uninstall pre-installed Windows Store Apps in Windows 8.1/8

1. Firstly, you will have to open an elevated PowerShell prompt. Press Windows Key + Q, and in the search box, type powershell. From results, pick the Windows PowerShell. Right-click on it, select Run as administrator from bottom options.

Uninstall Default Windows Store Apps

2. In the Windows PowerShell window, type following command to enlist all the apps pre-installed on your Windows 8.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

Completely Uninstall Pre-Installed Windows Store Apps

Command to remove all the Modern Apps from your system account

3. Run the following command to remove all Windows Store Apps:

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

That’s it! Now whenever you create a new user account on your Windows 8, there will no be no pre-installed Modern apps on that account as well.

Whenever we uninstall a Windows Store App, its status in PowerShell window is displayed as Staged. That means, the app still lies in Windows. In other words, the application is prepared to get automatic installation when a new user account is created.

4. If you’d like to remove all Modern Apps for the current account only, use following command:

Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

5. In case you want to remove all Modern Apps for a specific user then add the -User part in above command, so it is:

Get-AppXPackage -User | Remove-AppxPackage

6. Finally, let us know the command to remove all Modern Apps from all the account on your Windows 8:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

That’s it! The apps will now be completely uninstalled and erased from your Windows 8 system!

NOTE: After the November Update, if you used this method, it broke the Windows Store apps – maybe due to some bug. But it works now  – Admin. 1 July 2016.


Completely Uninstall Default Windows Store Apps in Windows 10

If you wish to uninstall individual apps in Windows 10, run the following command in an elevated PowerShell window:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

You will be able to see the list of all installed apps and its PackageFullName information.

uninstall windows store apps windows 10

Note down the PackageFullName and replace it in the following command:

Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

So the command to remove some of the apps will look as follows:

Uninstall 3D Builder

Uninstall Alarms & Clock

Uninstall Calculator

Uninstall Camera

Uninstall Calendar & Mail

Uninstall Get Office app

Uninstall Get Started app

Uninstall Solitaire Collection

Uninstall Get Skype app

Uninstall Groove Music

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Uninstall Maps

Uninstall Money

Uninstall Movies & TV

Uninstall OneNote

Uninstall News

Uninstall People app

Uninstall Phone Companion

Uninstall Photos

Uninstall Store

Uninstall Sports

Uninstall Voice Recorder

Uninstall Weather

Uninstall Xbox

Run the command to uninstall the particular pre-installed default Windows 10 Store app  and restart your computer.

If you want to uninstall the particular pre-installed app from all user accounts, use the following command format:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

If you wish to remove a pre-installed app from a particular user account, use following command:

Get-AppxPackage -user username PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

But as I said earlier, if you are a Windows 10 user and do not want to go through this process, use our 10AppsManager. It will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 10, with a click!

See this if you need to re-register your Windows 10 apps.

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