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Remove Win10 Apps Utility

Customisable Windows 10 app removal utility

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Features and Requirements

  • The utility will remove specified built-in apps for the current logged on user.
  • The utility will remove specified provisioned built-in 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.
  • This utility has been tested on Windows 10.

How To Get Create A List of Apps To Remove

To use the utility you’ll need to make a text file with a list of the apps to remove. To get a list of installed built-in apps for the current user:

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Get-AppxPackage | Select Name

To get a list of all the apps, use this command in an elevated PowerShell session: Note: Provisioned apps are the built-in apps that will be installed for all new users when they first log on.

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Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select Displayname

Below is a table of app names in PowerShell and what they are in Windows. You can use this table to create your own removal list.

PowerShell Display Name Description App name in Start Menu Notes
Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 Cortana app Cortana New in 2004
Microsoft.BingWeather Weather app Weather N/A
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller System None N/A
Microsoft.GetHelp Help app Get Help N/A
Microsoft.Getstarted Tips app Tips N/A
Microsoft.HEIFImageExtension System None N/A
Microsoft.Messaging Messaging app Messaging Removed in 2004
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer 3D Viewer app 3D Viewer N/A
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub Office 365 hub app Office N/A
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection Collection of games Microsoft Solitaire Collection N/A
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes Sticky Notes app Sticky Notes N/A
Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal Mixed Reality app Mixed Reality Portal N/A
Microsoft.MSPaint Paint 3D app Paint 3D N/A
Microsoft.Office.OneNote OneNote app OneNote N/A
Microsoft.OneConnect ??? None Removed in 2004
Microsoft.People Contacts management app People N/A
Microsoft.Print3D 3D Printing app Print 3D Removed in 2004
Microsoft.ScreenSketch Screen shot app Snip & Sketch N/A
Microsoft.SkypeApp Skype app Skype N/A
Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp System None N/A
Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 System None New in 2004
Microsoft.VP9VideoExtensions System None N/A
Microsoft.Wallet System None N/A
Microsoft.WebMediaExtensions System None N/A
Microsoft.WebpImageExtension System None N/A
Microsoft.Windows.Photos Microsoft Photos app (2) “Photos” and “Video editor” N/A
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms Clock and Alarms app Alarms & Clock N/A
Microsoft.WindowsCalculator Calculator app Calculator N/A
Microsoft.WindowsCamera Camera app Camera N/A
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps Calendar and Mail apps (2) “Calendar” and “Mail” N/A
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub Feedback Hub app Feedback Hub N/A
Microsoft.WindowsMaps Bing Maps app Maps N/A
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder Audio recording app Voice Recorder N/A
Microsoft.WindowsStore Microsoft Store app Microsoft Store N/A
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI System, part of Xbox None N/A
Microsoft.XboxApp Xbox Console Companion app Xbox Console Companion N/A
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay System, part of Xbox None N/A
Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay Xbox Game Bar app Xbox Game Bar N/A
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider System, part of Xbox None N/A
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay System, part of Xbox None N/A
Microsoft.YourPhone Phone linking app Your Phone N/A
Microsoft.ZuneMusic Groove Music app Groove Music N/A
Microsoft.ZuneVideo Films & TV app Films & TV N/A

Configuration

Here’s a list of all the command line switches and example configurations.

Command Line Switch Description Example
-List The full path to the txt file listing the apps to remove. C:\scripts\w10-apps-2004.txt
-NoBanner Use this option to hide the ASCII art title in the console. N/A
-L The path to output the log file to. The file name will be Remove-W10-Apps_YYYY-MM-dd_HH-mm-ss.log Do not add a trailing \ backslash. C:\scripts\logs

Example

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Remove-W10-Apps.ps1 -List C:\scripts\w10-apps-2004.txt -L C:\scripts\logs

The above command will remove the apps listed in the specified text file and will generate a log file.

Change Log

2020-03-13: Version 20.03.13 ‘Cool’

  • Refactored code.
  • Backwards compatible.
  • Added logging.
  • Added config report when ran.
  • Added ASCII banner art when run in the console.
  • Added option to disable the ASCII banner art.

2019-12-03 v2.0

  • First public release.
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