The Xbox app is a pre-installed application on your Windows computer. If you don’t need to use it or Xbox encounters some issues, you can remove Xbox from Windows 10. But, uninstalling a pre-installed app in Windows 10 is different from other situations. In this MiniTool post, we will show you how to uninstall the Xbox app successfully from your Windows 10 computer.
Microsoft has introduced many new features to Windows 10 like Cortana and some other pre-installed universal apps. Microsoft is still developing more new features and adding them to Windows 10. The Xbox app is just such a pre-installed app on your Windows computer.
With this Xbox app, you will be able to pair your computer with the Xbox One console to remotely play games. Besides, you can even use it to chat with your friends and access game capture.
Although Xbox is very popular, not all users need to use this app. Perhaps, you are the one who wants to remove Xbox from Windows 10 to release some space for new data.
On the other hand, when you use Xbox, you may encounter different kinds of issues like Xbox green screen of death, Xbox One black screen of death, Xbox One won’t update, and more. You need to uninstall and re-install Xbox to solve the issue.
All in all, you need to uninstall Xbox in Windows 10. But, when you use the traditional uninstallation method to uninstall Xbox game bar, you will find it is unavailable. This is because Xbox is a pre-installed app on your Windows and you can’t uninstall it using the general way. However, you can uninstall the Xbox app from your Windows 10 computer using PowerShell.
How to Uninstall Xbox App from Windows 10?
For some reason, you need to remove the Xbox app from your Windows 10. You should not use the traditional method to do this job because it doesn’t work. You can use PowerShell to do the job.
Here is a guide on how to remove Xbox from Windows 10:
1. Click Search that is at the bottom-left side of the desktop.
2. Type PowerShell into the search bar. And then select Run as administrator from the pop-out panel.
3. Click Yes if you receive the User Account Control window to continue.
4. The Windows PowerShell window will pop up. You need to type the following command and then press the Enter key to continue.
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
5. The uninstallation process will begin and it will take a few seconds to finish the whole process. You need to wait patiently until the whole process ends.
6. After the uninstallation, you can type exit into the window and press Enter to close Windows PowerShell.
After these steps, you will find that the Xbox app is disappeared from your Windows 10 computer. However, the major Windows upgrades may bring this app back. If so, you can repeat the above steps to remove Xbox from your computer again.
When you want to use Xbox to play games again, you can install it on your computer. You can just go to the Microsoft Store to search for it and then re-install it on your computer.
After reading this post, you must know how to remove Xbox from Windows 10. However, when you choose to keep Xbox and use it to play games or do other things, you may encounter different issues. MiniTool has introduced some Xbox issues on its website. You can go to check whether you can find useful solutions. Or you can let us know your issues in the comments.