How To Remove Bloatware From Windows 10?

Bloatware is really bad. Manufacturers load your brilliant new laptop, computer, or tablet with pre-installed applications to bring in their pocket an extra dollar. You are faced with packages of software that are often useless and take up the already limited storage space.

Windows 10 includes a variety of standard apps, and in the new Start menu, there is no easy way to hide them from the “All Apps” screen. You can uninstall them, but in the usual way, Microsoft will not allow you to easily uninstall them.

Now, let’s look at how to uninstall the Windows 10 bloatware and debloat.

Uninstall the App Normally

In the normal way, you can install some apps. Just right-click the app either in the All Apps list on the Start menu and then select the “Uninstall” button.

This seems to work for several apps included in the upgrade kit for Windows 10, such as Cash, News, Sports, and a few others that block the Start menu.

It even works with applications like Candy Crush, FarmVille, TripAdvisor, Spotify, and Pandora that are “automatically downloaded” by Windows 10.

But, this way, you can’t remove most of the other Windows 10 features included in Microsoft.

Uninstall Bloatware Using the PowerShell

With a PowerShell cmdlet, you can uninstall most of the built-in apps — even those that normally don’t offer a “uninstall” option. PowerShell is a command and scripting language that allows you to have greater control over your Windows installation by automating tasks, managing configurations, and managing tools. In this case, we can either hide or delete the applications installed with Windows 10 using the PowerShell.

First, open the command line for PowerShell. Type PowerShell in the search bar of the Start menu. Windows PowerShell should be the best match. Right-click and select Administrator Run. This ensures that the entire system is controlled by you.

You must then decide what to delete. The PowerShell commands will remove all items from the Zune Music Player to the Microsoft Windows Calculator to Bing Health and Fitness.

Hiding the Apps

Entering the code below in the PowerShell hides every application you enter.

Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.ZuneMusic” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Music.Preview” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingTravel” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.People” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingFinance” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.3DBuilder” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.WindowsCalculator” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingNews” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.XboxApp” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingSports” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.WindowsCamera” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Getstarted” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Office.OneNote” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.WindowsMaps” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BingWeather” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.BioEnrollment” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.WindowsStore” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Windows.Photos” | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.WindowsPhone” | Remove-AppxPackage

Hiding has the obvious advantage from your point of view of obscuring annoying bloatware without actually removing it from the device, which means you can remove it at any time.

Deleting the Apps

If you really want to use the PowerShell to remove everything from your system, we’ll use another command: DISM. DISM stands for the Service and Management of Deployment Imaging. The DISM command is quite powerful and can be used in many different ways to serve a Windows system. In this case, we will use it to remove your system’s additional apps.

Suppressing apps works a bit differently than hiding. First, use the following command to check to see the entire spectrum of system bloatware:

DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | select-string Packagename

A complete list of installed apps should now be viewed. We can now start removing the package names in the list. Use the following command to remove them:

DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:PACKAGENAME

Where PACKAGENAME is taken from the list we previously generated. As you can see in the below image, I’ve chosen to remove the Microsoft Zune Video package. Once the operation completes successfully, you’ll need to restart your machine for the code to take full effect.

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