How to uninstall Apps & Games via Windows 10 Settings

When you install Windows 10, a few small games & apps get pre-installed along with the Windows installation. For example, you may find Bubble Witch 3, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, etc, getting installed. If you wish to, you can uninstall preinstalled Apps & Games as well as all the apps that you have installed from Microsoft Store via Windows Settings.

Uninstall preinstalled Apps & Games via Settings

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While you can always right-click on the Game or App icon in the Start Menu and select Uninstall, you can also uninstall them via Settings.

To uninstall an app, Open Windows 10 Settings by pressing the Win + I button together and go to Apps > Apps & features.

On your right-hand side, you will see all the installed games and apps which came with the Windows 10 installation.

Choose an app and click the Advanced options button.

Click on the Uninstall option.

Click the Uninstall button again for confirmation.

That’s it! Your selected app will be uninstalled immediately.

Note: You may not be able to uninstall all the preinstalled apps such as Calculator, Camera, Mail and Calendar, Maps, etc. But you can uninstall apps like SketchBook, Spotify, as well as any Microsoft Edge extension.

Other options to uninstall:

  1. Uninstall pre-installed Windows Store Apps using PowerShell
  2. 10AppsManager will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps.
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  1. whatabug

    Or, alternatively use a PowerShell script to batch uninstall the apps. Quicker and simpler. Easy to find via Google.

  2. John Madsen

    Most of the aps cannot uninstall.
    I wish that I could have Windows back when it was an operation system where apps were programs that I should install if I wanted them and Windows were not some spying tool.
    It is a pain in the neck to get rid of all the bloatware: Cortana, Windows Store just to mention some of the worst. It is easier to get rid of the cloud (onedrive) than the Edge browser that will not let you install ABP and block social media’s ikon spying. Renaming and take ownership is rather stupid to have to spend time on but unfortunately necessary.
    I do not have Facebook, never had that spam app and still that horrible thing that should never have been allowed on the web is spying whenever I am unfortunate enough to land on a web site that has the stupid anti-social media spying ikons on them.
    Windows used to be great, not it is tolerable and just because some programs will not run unless you have either Windows or Mac IOS on your computer. Unfortunately Linux is not fully functioning with programs written for Windows.

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