Saturday, 20 August 2016

How to Uninstall and Restore in-Built Apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest Windows 10 Os. It comes with some in-built apps such as alarms, maps, movies and tv, news that might be annoying to you because it loads those applications when connected to the internet. Removing them may cause some changes to the Windows 10 but there are also ways to restore  those deleted in-built applications.
You should note that Contact Support, Cortana, Edge and Windows Feedback cannot be removed.

Uninstall Windows 10's Built-in Apps

To uninstall or restore apps, you have to make close other programs and applications aside from Windows PowerShell.

1. First, in the menu Search bar below, Type 'Powershell' without quotes

2. Right click on PowerShell and run as Administrator.

 3. Now Enter the command codes for the programs/apps you wish to uninstall
Below are the list of commands:
3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calendar and Mail: Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Camera: Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Office: Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Skype: Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Started: Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Maps: Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Money: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Movies & TV: Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
News: Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
OneNote: Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
People: Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone Companion: Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Photos: Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
Store: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Sports: Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Voice Recorder: Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Xbox: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

4. Click enter Once you have successfully removed your desired app, repeat the same step to remove other apps as the case may be.
You have successfully removed the in-built app from the start menu. You can now run any program you want.

How to Restore Windows 10's Built-in Apps

You can restore those in-built apps deleted with powershell using the following guide below
Note:Do not run any applications other than Windows PowerShell.
1. Now repeat steps 1 and 2 in the previous guide above
2. Input the text below and then hit Enter. 
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
That's all, you have restored all the applications you have deleted. 



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