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Removing Included Microsoft Store Apps from Windows 10 & Windows 11

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Update 2021-09-03: Added information relating to Windows 11 21H2.

Update 2021-05-12: Added information relating to Windows 10 21H1 May 2021 Update.

Update 2020-11-02: Added information relating to Windows 10 20H2 October 2020 Update.

Update 2020-06-12: Added information relating to Windows 10 2004 May 2020 Update (20H1).

Update 2020-01-27: Removed information for old unsupported versions of Win 10 and added a table to show which app maps to the display names in PowerShell.

Update 2019-10-06: Updated to include Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2) Enterprise edition.

Update 2019-05-23: Updated to reflect the apps included in Windows 10 1903, May 2019 Update (19H1) Enterprise edition.

Update 2018-10-06: An update to reflect some tests I’ve done with Windows 10 1809, October 2018 Update.

Update 2018-05-07: A minor update to reflect some quick tests I’ve done with Windows 10 1803, April 2018 Update.

Update 2018-03-30: Minor maintenance update. Reworked some sections to be more clear and instructive. Added some new information from my own testing and fact checking.

Update 2017-10-17: Updated post with the list of apps included in Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) by default.

Update 2017-08-03: I’ve re-written much of this post to answer some questions that have come up and to help clarify the process. Thanks to Jörgen Nilsson over at ccmexec.com, with his original post that inspired me to write this one.

When deploying Windows 10/11 you might want to remove some of the included Microsoft Store Apps to help speed up the login process, save storage space, bandwidth etc.

Important note!

A “provisioned app” is an app that is a part of the Windows 10/11 installation and will be availible for all users. Otherwise the app is only installed for the currently logged on user. To remove apps for all future users and the currently logged on user, you must remove both types of app.

Removing Specific Microsoft Store Apps

To remove a specific app from your Windows 10/11 installation, first you need to find the application package name.

Provisioned apps:

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Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName

Current user apps:

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Get-AppxPackage | Select PackageFullName

Then run the following powershell command to remove the specific app

Provisioned app:

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Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -PackageName [PackageName here] -Online

Current user app:

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Remove-AppxPackage -Package [PackageFullName here]

List Of Apps Included With Windows 10/11

Here are the provisioned apps included with Windows 10 and 11.

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

Remove Specific MS Store Apps From An Online Windows 10/11 WIM Image

Note: The Start Menu in Windows 10 for new users, will still have icons for the removed apps. They can be removed manually by the user, or you can configure the Start Menu (and Taskbar) using a few different options. I’ve written about administratively configuring the Start Menu previously, here and here.

Download my Powershell utility from GitHub.

The script removes the apps specified in a text file from the current logged on user and Windows 10/11. I use the script as a part of my Task Sequence for deploying Windows 10/11. The script is heavily based on work by Jörgen Nilsson - check out his post over on his site.

Remove Specified MS Store Apps From An Offline Windows 10/11 WIM Image

First, you will need to copy the contents of the Windows 10/11 ISO file to your hard drive.

Windows 10/11 includes many editions within it’s WIM file. You will need to specify the index ID of the image to operate on. You can obtain this by running the following PowerShell command:

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

The output of the command above should look similar to this:

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ImageIndex ImageName
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1 Windows 10 Education
2 Windows 10 Education N
3 Windows 10 Enterprise
4 Windows 10 Enterprise N
5 Windows 10 Pro
6 Windows 10 Pro N
7 Windows 10 Pro Education
8 Windows 10 Pro Education N
9 Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
10 Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations

Now you can use the information above to configure the Powershell utility to remove the specific apps from the Windows install image. This script will mount the image, remove the apps and then dismount it. The image can then be made into an ISO or used with MDT/SCCM to deploy Windows as normal.

Download my Powershell utility from GitHub.

Note: This process is destructive and non-reversible. Please ensure you have backups before proceeding. To simply remove all the apps possible for the current user, run the following PowerShell command:

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Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

To remove all the provisioned apps, run the following PowerShell command:

Note: Provisioned apps are the apps that will be installed for all new users when they first log on.

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Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online

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