How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10

Want to uninstall a built-in program on Windows 10? You’ve come to the right place! This article introduces how to uninstall programs on Windows 10, including the built-in programs and third-party applications in your computer.

How to uninstall a program in Windows 10?

Here are the three effective ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. You don’t need to try them all; just work you way down until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Uninstall programs in Control Panel
  2. Uninstall programs in Settings App
  3. Uninstall programs by Windows PowerShell (Admin)

 

1. Uninstall desktop programs in Control Panel

Prior to Windows 10, we can easily uninstall programs via Control Panel from the Start button. But since Windows 10, Microsoft has gradually moved some Control Panel functions to the Settings app. But don’t worry. You can still easily uninstall programs in Control Panel by following the steps below:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand R at the same time.

2) Type appwiz.cpl, and click OK.

3) You’ll see a list of the programs and features. Right click on the program you want to uninstall, and click Uninstall.

4) Follow the wizard to uninstall the program.

Note: You can also Change or Repair the programs here in this pane.

Now you’ve uninstalled the programs in your Windows 10.

 

2. Uninstall all programs in Settings App

You can uninstall programs, including the built-in programs by this method. Follow the steps below:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand X at the same time.

2) Select Settings.

3) Click Apps.

4) In the Apps & features section, you can see all the programs on the right pane. Click the program you want to uninstall, and click Uninstall.

5) Follow the wizard to uninstall the program.

Some applications or programs that are preinstalled in Windows is not available to uninstall in the Settings App. To make sure that your system runs properly, we do not recommend to uninstall them. But if you want to uninstall, check Method 3.

 

3. Uninstall programs by Windows PowerShell (Admin)

Some built-in apps, such as camera, calendar and alarms, can be uninstalled by Windows PowerShell.

As mentioned above, it’s not recommended to uninstall those program which can make sure your Windows runs correctly. But if you need to uninstall it, follow this:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand X at the same time.

2) Select Windows PowerShell (Admin), and click Yes to continue.

3) Enter (or Copy & Paste) the command below in the PowerShell to uninstall the apps you need.

Uninstall 3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Store:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Kindly note that Contact Support, Cortana, Edge and Windows Feedback cannot be removed

 

4) Press Enter on your keyboard to proceed.

You’ll need to repeat the above step 3) and step 4) if you want uninstall more than one programs.

Then the built-in apps and programs has been removed in your system.

How to reinstall the built-in programs that you’ve deleted

You can also reinstall the built-in programs that you’ve deleted by Windows PowerShell (Admin).

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand X at the same time.

2) Select Windows PowerShell (Admin), and click Yes to continue.

3) Enter (or Copy & Paste) the command below:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}

3) Press Enter on your keyboard.

4) Wait a few seconds for it to proceed.

The built-in programs should be installed in your Windows 10 now.

 

These are the three ways on how to uninstall programs in Windows 10. Please add a comment below to let us know if these methods help. If you have any other issues, feel free to let us know, and we’ll do our best to help.