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How to remove built-in apps in Windows 10 [Tip]

As a successor of Windows 8, Windows 10 carries a mission to push Universal App Platform (UAP) and Windows Store. Microsoft wants to not only get a lot of apps on the Store but also to get users familiar with the new app model on traditional desktop environment. That’s why almost all basic programs of Windows now are Store apps, such as Photos, Music, and Calculator. Besides those built-in necessaries, there are some showcase apps like Candy Crush Saga that shipped with Windows 10. For many users, this is annoying and they just want to remove those out of the system. But it’s not that easy since they’re built-in apps that come with the OS, you can’t just right click and select Uninstall. Today, I’ll show you how to remove them using PowerShell.

By using PowerShell, you can remove any Store app you like, even if it’s a built-in app like Maps or Music.

Get-AppxPackage *app_name*

remove_builtin_1 [1]

Remove-AppxPackage

Then place your mouse after the line, right click to paste the package full name you copied earlier. Now hit enter and voila, it’s removed! The complete command should look like this (I want to remove Windows Maps app in this example):

Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1601.10150.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

remove_builtin_2 [2]

And that’s all!