Completely Uninstall Pre-Installed Windows Store Apps in Windows 10

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  1. Hi,
    Thanks for this news. I followed the instructions but the applications still there in C:Program FilesWindowsApps. What a shame !
    Ano

  2. Hello,

    Once again run the commands, make sure you’re the administrator of your account.

    Also, please include a screenshot of powershell window, so that we can help you further.

    Goodluck 🙂

  3. Hi,

    this does not work for me.
    I am running the PowerShell as admin and am not able to completely uninstall the staged modern apps.

    I used this command:

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    And getting results like this one (sorry, German version) even after a reboot:

    Remove-AppxPackage : Fehler bei Bereitstellung. HRESULT: 0x80073CF1, Das Paket wurde nicht gefunden. (Ausnahme von

    HRESULT: 0x80073CF1)

    Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_1.2.143.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe kann nicht entfernt werden, da der aktuelle Benutzer dieses Paket

    nicht installiert hat. Verwenden Sie Get-AppxPackage, um die Liste der installierten Pakete anzuzeigen.

    HINWEIS: Wenn Sie weitere Informationen wünschen, suchen Sie im Ereignisprotokoll nach “[ActivityId]

    cdf37304-5d41-0000-1280-f3cd415dce01”, oder verwenden Sie die Befehlszeile “Get-AppxLog -ActivityID

    cdf37304-5d41-0000-1280-f3cd415dce01”.

    In Zeile:1 Zeichen:29

    + Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.XboxL…__8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], PSInval

    idOperationException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

    Best Regards
    Claus

  4. It worked great after I left out the “-online” after Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage. Makes sense because the other commands do not repeat the -AllUsers or -User with the Remove command either.

  5. In Search, click Turn Windows features on or off and un-check Windows PoweShell. It worked for me. Have fun.

  6. worked for me… many thanks to u..

    i used this only

    Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

    also i had changed the correct region for my pc… thats all it took… awesome.. thanks a lot

    Gurpreet Chaney

  7. Hi!
    My problem is a little different. I removed all the apps., cleared the registry and … some apps keep reinstalling after start up? For example microsoft.reader, Helps&tips and Acer explorer.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

  8. I followed this instruction in Windows 8.1.1 to uninstall all apps for all accounts and it said done, but after reboot all the apps are still there. Going thru the instruction for a second time it reports object not found in each case, but the apps are still there on the stupid metro screen and the WindowsApps folder still contains all that junk, and the registry has billions of entries for windows apps. Bah! I’ve taken control of WindowsApps folder but can’t delete anything as it requires elevated system access. ffs. 🙁

  9. Worked perfectly in Windows 10 Build 10166! with Admin rights. Thank you very much 🙂

  10. For anyone who wants to try this on Windows 10: DON’T! These two commands remove also the Windows Store app. I don’t know which one of them actually does that, probably the first one.

  11. I just typed this command in Windows 10 (before reading you) and i lost the Windows store.
    Well i’m okay with that but i see that i lost also the calculator and the Sound Recorder and i want them back so …

    Is there a way to put again WIndows Store ? and is there a way to install an application which is on the Store by Powershell command ?

  12. The calculator app automatically reinstalls itself if you press Winkey + R, type “calc” and press enter.

  13. I removed all of my Windows 10 apps as well, including ‘Store’. I would like to reinstall it as well, if possible.

  14. This reinstalled store in Windows 10 for me:

    in powershell run as admin:

    $app = (Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | where {$_.DisplayName -eq “Microsoft.WindowsStore”}).InstallLocation
    Add-AppxPackage -Register $app -DisableDevelopmentMode

  15. I get this error:

    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path ‘C:Program

    FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.722.24.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweAppxMetadataAppxBundleManifest.xml’

    because it does not exist.

    At line:2 char:1

    + Add-AppxPackage -Register $app -DisableDevelopmentMode

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:Program File…dleManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFou

    ndException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  16. Hvorfor kaller en det “Modern Apps”? For å gi inntrykk av at dette er noe nytt, fresht og moderne?

  17. This worked for me:
    -AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.7.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweAppXManifest.xml”

  18. No it doesn’t work… it says, you need an application to open this type of file (and it needs Windows Store)

  19. don’t use

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    in windows 10, because it removes all metro apps ,including weather, calculator, store ,sound recorder, camera etc.. apps from the OS ,and they can never be recovered since these commands remove the apps from all accounts (including the system account)

    but if you used this one

    Get-AppXPackage -User | Remove-AppxPackage

    you can have your apps by making a new user profile in windows because it only removes apps from a specific account. when you are gonna make a new account, the apps are copied from the system account to your account so if you removed apps from system account, you won’t be able to have them back no matter how many accounts are made but the upside is, it speeds up making a new account.

  20. Update for Windows 10 – exclude the Store…

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage

    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

  21. You’ve got “smart” quotes and aren’t explicit enough, but helped me get there:

    Get-AppxPackage
    -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsStore*”}
    | Remove-AppxPackage

    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsStore*”}
    | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

  22. I get this error:
    Add-AppxPackage : Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘Path’. Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    At line:2 char:27
    + Add-AppxPackage -Register $app -DisableDevelopmentMode
    + ~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingArgumentTransformationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

  23. I was finally able to fix this. It’s actually quite funny. I upgraded Windows 10 to Windows 10.

    – Insert the disc or create and mount the iso
    – You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    – I was able to upgrade to Windows 10 from other OS’s using this tool directly, but that did not work from 10 to 10
    – Chose “Download and install updates (recommended)”
    – Accepted agreement
    – Chose “Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps”

    After the “upgrade” you’ll have the Store and all other default apps back

    It reverted the two windows updates I had received but then they downloaded and installed again just fine. I imagine this would get more risky as more updates come out in the future.

    After all of that was done, I ran these commands in an admin PowerShell to strip off everything but the Store and Calculator:

    Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsStore*”} | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsCalculator*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online
    Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsStore*”} | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike “*Microsoft.WindowsCalculator*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

  24. This did not work for me as well. I even elevated ExecutionPolicy to
    unrestricted, but to no avail. I get the confirmation dialog box, which I
    respond Y, but no error message and the package remains. Any insight
    would be appreciated.

  25. Wow…talk about doing things the hard way.

    Ignore all of the nonsense in this article…just download “IObit Uninstaller” and install it. It can uninstall ANY and ALL of the annoying preinstalled apps in Windows 10.

  26. And how do you think IObit tool does that properly? By wizardry? lol
    This soft is a pretty GUI that does what we’re trying to do manually here. Only difference is that we’ve understood what we’ve done to our system at the end. And we have understood something cool today, then we could sleep a lil’ bit less dummy tonight.

    In addition try to convince people to install IObit everywhere in your company while pushing a simple powershell command via GPO to all computers tomorrow morning could do the same job, even without users seeing anything… good luck.

  27. But thanks anyway to call “nonsense” some clever thoughts and ideas visibly too large for limited brains 🙂

  28. -User alone doesn’t work for me, I have to provide the username afterwards. This can be done through an environment variable, though.

    Example:

    Get-AppXPackage -User $env:username | Remove-AppxPackage

  29. Love how you can remove all built inn appsprograms with powershell, and its not a one way trip, if you realy miss some apps you can use powershell to restore them too.

    So far iv removed edge browser, all metro apps, windows store, cloud storage and so on, and the computer feels like windows 7 again, exept all the advantages of windows 10.

  30. plz help me m not completely remove the app from my pc and when i want to reinstall it,it shows that it already installed in ur pc but can’t find out in my pc

  31. There are powershell (run as administrator) commands you can run to re-install the store and calculator

    For the Store

    Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

    for the Calculator

    Get-AppXPackage *Windowscalculator* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

  32. As I understand it, although it is a windows system, (Windows Phone) it does not support powershell and therefore powershell commands.
    You are out of luck.

  33. Pretty certain that it should still add the apps to new accounts even with removing it from *allusers* since the apps are actually part of the system image itself – see Get-AppXProvisionedPackage

  34. ok what are the commands to reverse the changes applied by the commands in the article ?

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

  35. Love the power shell but all this would be unnecessary of that wonderful know it all would update his Windows 10 APP Manager program.

    If anything I would keep Groove and Movies if I could update the Codecs or keep it from calling home telling Microsoft what I am watching.

  36. Hello,
    Tnx for this. only a few things i cant delete
    *mixed reallity-portal, edge and to connect (verbinden)

    Can you help me out?

    Tnx, greetz Jan

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