In addition to WordPad, Notepad, Paint and other traditional desktop programs, Windows 10 ships with over two dozens of new apps. While some of the built-in apps such as Mail and Weather are truly impressive, some of them (like Groove Music, Films & TV) are not so useful. And then there are some apps that most users don’t want to use at all.
Since these are the built-in apps, Windows 10 doesn’t let you get rid of them so easily. These default apps can’t be removed using Settings or Control Panel. However, the PowerShell can be used to uninstall the default Windows 10 apps but the process is not very-straight forward, especially for novice users.
If you’re the kind of user who doesn’t want to use the PowerShell, you will be happy to know that these built-in apps can be removed with the help of third-party tools. While not all software uninstallers support uninstalling Windows 10 apps, three popular programs support removing built-in Windows 10 apps.
NOTE: None of the uninstallers mentioned here support uninstalling Edge and Cortana. If you want to remove Edge, please refer to our how to uninstall and remove Edge from Windows 10 guide. And for Cortana, you can turn it off without the help of third-party solutions.
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Use CCleaner to uninstall Windows 10 apps
CCleaner is a very popular software in Windows territory. For novice PC users, CCleaner is probably the best free PC cleaning utility out there for Windows operating system. The free version of CCleaner supports uninstalling built-in Windows 10 apps with ease.
Here is how to use CCleaner to uninstall Windows 10 apps
Step 1: Download and install CCleaner, if not installed already.
Step 2: Launch CCleaner, click Tools, and then Uninstall option to see all installed programs as well as built-in apps.
Step 3: Right-click on the app that you want to get rid of and then click Uninstall option. Click OK button when you see the confirmation dialog box to remove the app.
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Use Geek Uninstaller to uninstall Windows 10 apps
Geek Uninstaller is widely known for its ability to completely uninstall programs from Windows operating system. The ability to uninstall Windows 10 apps was added with 188.8.131.52. Here is how to use Geek Uninstall to remove Windows 10 apps.
Using Geek Uninstaller to remove Windows 10 apps
Step 1: Visit this page of Geek Uninstaller webpage and download the software. Run the installer and complete on-screen directions to get it installed.
Step 2: Run Geek Uninstaller to launch program.
Step 3: If Geek Uninstaller is listing only desktop programs, click View menu, and then click Windows Store Apps to view all built-in apps as well as apps installed from the Store.
Step 4: Right-click on the app that you want to uninstall and then click Uninstall option to remove the app.
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Remove Windows 10 apps with IObit Uninstaller free
IObit Uninstaller is another excellent program around to remove Windows 10 apps. The free version of IObit Uninstaller supports removing built-in Windows 10 apps as well as apps installed from Windows Store. Unlike other uninstallers, this program support batch uninstall as well even in the free version.
Using IObit Uninstaller to remove Windows 10 apps
Step 1: Download and install IObit Uninstaller 6.0 (free version) or later version.
Step 2: Launch IObit Uninstaller and click Windows Apps tab in the left pane to see all apps.
Step 3: Select on an app that you want to uninstall and then click Uninstall button to uninstall the app. To perform batch uninstall, select multiple apps and then click Uninstall button.