Remove UWP Apps v2.0

This utility is designed to remove the in-box UWP apps from Windows 10, both for the current user as well as the system as a whole.

This utility is available to download from GitHub, and the PowerShell Gallery.

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Features and Requirements

  • The utility will remove specified in-box apps for the current logged on user.
  • The utility will remove specified provisioned in-box apps from the system.
  • This utility can be used for imaging and OS deployment, as well as single user.
  • The utility requires a text file with a list of the apps to remove.

 

I’ve written a more in-depth article on the in-box UWP apps included with each version of Windows 10 here.

To find out what apps are currently installed for the current user, run the following command in a PowerShell session. You can use the output of this command to create the text file needed for the utility.

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name

To find out what apps are currently installed for the system, run the following command in an elevated PowerShell session. You can use the output of this command to create the text file needed for the utility.

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select Displayname

 

Once you have created the text file containing the list of apps to remove, you can now run the script.

 

Configuration

The table below shows the command line options available with descriptions and example configurations.

Command Line Switch Mandatory Description Example
-List Yes A txt file containing the apps you wish to remove from Windows 10. C:\foo\uwp-apps-1909.txt

 

Example script: C:\scripts\Remove-UWP-Apps.ps1 -List C:\scripts\apps-to-remove.txt

 

Here is a table of all the provisioned apps in Windows 10 1903 & 1909 from PowerShell and which application they represent.

PowerShell Display Name Description Application in Start Menu
Microsoft.BingWeather Weather UWP app
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller System None
Microsoft.GetHelp Help UWP app
Microsoft.Getstarted Tips UWP app
Microsoft.HEIFImageExtension System None
Microsoft.Messaging Messaging UWP app
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer 3D Viewer UWP app
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub Office 365 hub app
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection Collection of games
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes Sticky Notes UWP app
Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal Mixed Reality UWP app
Microsoft.MSPaint Paint 3D UWP app
Microsoft.Office.OneNote OneNote UWP app
Microsoft.OneConnect ??? None
Microsoft.People Contacts management UWP app
Microsoft.Print3D 3D Printing UWP app
Microsoft.ScreenSketch Screen shot UWP app
Microsoft.SkypeApp Skype UWP app
Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp System None
Microsoft.VP9VideoExtensions System None
Microsoft.Wallet System None
Microsoft.WebMediaExtensions System None
Microsoft.WebpImageExtension System None
Microsoft.Windows.Photos Microsoft Photos UWP app – 2 shortcuts

Microsoft.WindowsAlarms Clock and Alarams UWP app
Microsoft.WindowsCalculator Calculator UWP app
Microsoft.WindowsCamera Camera UWP app
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps Calendar and Mail UWP apps

Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub Feedback Hub UWP app
Microsoft.WindowsMaps Bing Maps UWP app
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder Audio recording UWP app
Microsoft.WindowsStore Microsoft Store UWP app
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI System, part of Xbox None
Microsoft.XboxApp Xbox Console Companion UWP app
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay System, part of Xbox None
Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay Xbox Game Bar UWP app
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider System, part of Xbox None
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay System, part of Xbox None
Microsoft.YourPhone Phone linking UWP app
Microsoft.ZuneMusic Groove Music UWP app
Microsoft.ZuneVideo Films & TV UWP app

 

Change Log

2019-12-03 v2.0

  • First public release.

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