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Remove MS Store Apps Utility

Customisable Windows 10/11 Microsoft Store App removal utility, previously known as Remove-Win10-Apps

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Features and Requirements

  • The utility will remove specified apps for the current logged on user.
  • The utility will remove specified provisioned 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 and Windows 11.

How to get create a list of apps to remove

To use the script you’ll need to make a text file with a list of the apps to remove.

To get a list of all the apps, use this command in an elevated Powershell session:

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Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName

To get a list of built-in apps for the current user:

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Get-AppxPackage | Select Name

How to find the index number of the image in the wim file

Run the following command to find out what images are present in the wim file:

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Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath "C:\foo\Windows 10\sources\install.wim" | Format-Table -Property ImageIndex, ImageName

Here is a table of apps names in Powershell and what they relate to in Windows. You can use this table to create your own removal list.

PowerShell Display Name App name Windows 10 Notes Windows 11 Notes
Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 Cortana New in 2004 No change
Microsoft.BingNews Microsoft News N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.BingWeather Weather No change No change
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller None No change No change
Microsoft.GamingApp Xbox N/A Name Changed from XboxApp
Microsoft.GetHelp Get Help No change No change
Microsoft.Getstarted Tips No change No change
Microsoft.HEIFImageExtension None No change No change
Microsoft.Messaging Messaging Removed in 2004 Not present
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer 3D Viewer No change Not present
Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Stable Microsoft Edge New in 21H1 No change
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub Office No change No change
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection Microsoft Solitaire Collection No change No change
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes Sticky Notes No change No change
Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal Mixed Reality Portal No change Not present
Microsoft.Paint Paint N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.MSPaint Paint 3D No change Not present
Microsoft.Office.OneNote OneNote No change Not present
Microsoft.OneConnect None Removed in 2004 Not present
Microsoft.People People No change No change
Microsoft.PowerAutomateDesktop Power Automate N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.Print3D Print 3D Removed in 2004 Not present
Microsoft.ScreenSketch Snip & Sketch No change No change
Microsoft.SecHealthUI None N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.SkypeApp Skype No change Not present
Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp None No change No change
Microsoft.Todos Microsoft To Do N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.4 None N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 None New in 2004 No change
Microsoft.VP9VideoExtensions None No change No change
Microsoft.Wallet None No change Not present
Microsoft.WebMediaExtensions None No change No change
Microsoft.WebpImageExtension None No change No change
Microsoft.Windows.Photos (2) “Photos” and “Video editor” No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms Alarms & Clock No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsCalculator Calculator No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsCamera Camera No change No change
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps (2) “Calendar” and “Mail” No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub Feedback Hub No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsMaps Maps No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsNotepad Notepad N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder Voice Recorder No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsStore Microsoft Store No change No change
Microsoft.WindowsTerminal Terminal N/A New in Win 11 21H2
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI None No change No change
Microsoft.XboxApp Xbox Console Companion No change Name changed to GamingApp
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay None No change No change
Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay Xbox Game Bar No change No change
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider None No change No change
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay None No change No change
Microsoft.YourPhone Your Phone No change No change
Microsoft.ZuneMusic Groove Music No change No change
Microsoft.ZuneVideo Films & TV No change No change
MicrosoftWindows.Client.WebExperience None N/A New in Win 11 21H2

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
-Wim The full path to the wim file to remove the apps from. C:\foo\Windows 10\sources\install.wim
-WimIndex The index number of the image to operate on. 1
-WimMountPath The full path to a folder that the wim file should be mounted to. C:\foo\w10mnt
-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 The file name will be Remove-MS-Store-Apps_YYYY-MM-dd_HH-mm-ss.log Do not add a trailing \ backslash. C:\scripts\logs

Example

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

The above command will remove the apps in the specified text file from the running system for all users, and will generate a log file.

Change Log

2021-09-07: Version 07.09.21

  • Added ability to remove apps from offline images.

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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