Microsoft had announced that hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga would come pre-installed in Windows 10. It is a highly addictive game from King and joins the ranks with Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts, games that are integral to the Windows platform. I checked up my Lenovo Yoga tablet and found that it was pre-installed on it. In this post, we will show you how completely remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 11 or Windows PC.
While one can always uninstall Store apps by right-clicking on its icon and selecting Uninstall, this method is more reliable and complete.
Remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 11/10
Type powershell in the search box, and a blue Command Prompt-like screen should popup on your computer screen.
Type the following command in the PowerShell window and hit Enter.
Get-AppxPackage -Name king.com.CandyCrushSaga
Now, in the results displayed on the screen, look for the following:
king.com.CandyCrushSaga_1.540.1.0_x86__khqwnzmzfus32 or something similar, under the ‘PackageFullName’ line.
Copy the complete ‘PackageFullName’ for the correct application.
If you get no results, maybe something changed in subsequent versions of Windows 10. You may run the following command to get the ‘PackageFullName’:
Once you have the PackageFullName, type ‘Remove-AppxPackage’ add space, and paste or type the ‘PackageFullName’ extracted in the earlier step.
Press Enter for the command to run.
After that, the uninstallation process will be completed.
To verify whether the process was successful, repeat step 2. This time the command will not display anything indicating your request has been affirmed, and the Candy Crush Saga game has been removed.
Users can also check the Windows 10 Start Menu to find out whether the Candy Crush Saga app still exists or not.
Does Candy Crush come with Windows 11?
Microsoft has bundled Candy Crush with Windows 11. So unless you download it from the store, it will not be available on your PC. Instead, Microsoft will be adding shortcuts to some of the apps which will take users to the Microsoft Store, and then they can choose to download.
Can you uninstall apps using PowerShell?
Yes, any application, except the system apps, can be removed using PowerShell. Microsoft offers Remove -Appxpackage command that when combined with PackageFullName, can be uninstalled. Ensure you have admin privileges to run this.