Uninstall and remove default Windows 10 apps

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Windows 10 comes with preinstalled apps that cannot be uninstalled through the standard means.  The way to uninstall these apps is through PowerShell.  Here’s how:

  • Open PowerShell as Administrator
  • Use the command “Get-AppxPackage *<Enter App Name Here>* | Remove-AppxPackage”.

As an example, if you want to remove Microsoft Get Help, you would type in: Get-AppxPackage *Get Help* | Remove-AppxPackage

If you wanted to remove Microsoft Maps you would type in:  Get-AppxPackage *Maps* | Remove-AppxPackage

You can confirm that the app has been uninstalled by going to Apps & features and making sure it’s no longer listed.





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