Remove “bloatware” AppX software from Windows 10

It’s pretty annoying for me to have bloatware on my computer and the embedded Windows 10 applications are for me, bloatware.

Why not to remove them? Well it’s not that easy as you need to click a lot.

So we need to remove it in a scripted way… Well… try running PowerShell as Administrator and type the code below, but beware, that YOU MIGHT actually use some of the apps I don’t, and want removed.

 

LATER UPDATE: As described in this post, removing the Windows 10 embedded AppX software packages, might break something inside Windows and clicking or right-clicking on the Start Menu will not work!

 

Get-AppxPackage * | Out-GridView
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 Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *bingwe* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *bingnew* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *bingsport* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *bingfina* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *solita* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *onen* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *feedback* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *maps* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *alarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *cortana* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *office* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *3DBuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *xboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
 Get-AppxPackage *getstart* | Remove-AppxPackage
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 Get-AppxPackage * | Out-GridView
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Victor an End User Computing Consultant. You find him most of the time on Twitter (@01004753) but also on LinkedIn evangelizing new technologies and processes that can change in good, the world we live in. Victor has expertise in Server & Client Virtualization, Client Management, GPU Virtualization, HyperConvergence and Enterprise Security

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  1. […] found out the hard way, that by removing the AppX software packages that come pre-installed in Windows 10, the “immersive” shell might not work as […]

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