Microsoft doesn’t allow users to uninstall the built-in apps in the usual way. If you really want to remove some built-in universal apps in Windows 10, this post gives a detailed guide for how to uninstall, restore or reinstall Windows 10 built-in apps. FYI, if you want to recover deleted or lost files on Windows 10 computer or other storage devices, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

If you want to uninstall some Windows 10 built-in apps that you think you will not use, this post provides a detailed guide. If you want, you can also easily restore uninstalled programs on Windows 10. Also learn how to reinstall Windows 10 built-in apps below.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Built-in Apps

Note: It’s not recommended to uninstall Windows 10 built-in universal apps. It may cause chaos on your computer. They occupy little space on your computer. If you don’t use them, just ignore them. If you really want to remove some of them, check the guide below.

Some apps let you uninstall in a normal way. You can click Start menu, right-click the target application and click Uninstall to uninstall it. However, if you can’t open the app in the normal way, you can check how to uninstall Windows 10 built-in apps with PowerShell below.

Step 1. Open PowerShell in Windows 10

You can press Windows + X, and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) to open PowerShell on your Windows 10 computer.

open Windows PowerShell

Step 2. Uninstall Windows 10 built-in apps

Now you are in Windows PowerShell window, you can type the command line Get-AppxPackage *App Name* | Remove-AppxPackage and press Enter to remove the target app. Replace “App Name” with the name of the target app. You can check the examples below.

3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Money: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

After this, you have uninstalled the application from your Windows 10 computer, and removed it from Windows Start Menu.

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How to Restore or Reinstall Windows 10 Built-in Apps

If you want to get back the previously installed Windows 10 built-in apps, you can also use PowerShell to easily do it.

After you enter into PowerShell window, you can type the command line: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}, and press Enter to execute the command.

Typing this command in PowerShell window will make Windows OS to install those default built-in apps again. Let the operation finish and you can check Start menu to view those apps.

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