How to uninstall Windows 10 apps for all users

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
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Windows 10 includes a series of preinstalled apps that you can’t uninstall by selecting Uninstall options on their Start menu context menus. Thus, you’ll need to utilize PowerShell to remove some of the built-in apps. With PowerShell, you can remove built-in UWP apps from all your laptop’s or desktop’s user accounts. This is how you can utilize PowerShell to uninstall apps for all users.

How to delete Windows 10 app for all users

Remove a Specific Windows 10 App for all Users

  • First, open PowerShell as an administrator by clicking the Cortana button on the taskbar.
  • Enter ‘PowerShell‘ in the search box.
  • Right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator to open the window shown directly below.

  • Then enter the following in Powershell:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

  • That command will display a list of apps when you press the Enter key. Copy the package full name of the app you need to remove by selecting it in PowerShell and pressing Enter.

  • Then you can press Ctrl + V to paste the package full name into a text document for reference. This is an example of a package full name: Microsoft.XboxApp_41.41.18005.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  • Note that you can shorten the package full names by including wildcards (**) around them. For example, you can enter *xboxapp* instead of Microsoft.XboxApp_41.41.18005.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe for the Xbox app .
  • To remove an app from a single user account, you would enter ‘Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage‘ in Powershell. However, to uninstall the app from all user accounts you need to include -allusers by entering the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

  • So enter the above command into PowerShell for the required app, and press the Enter key. For example, to uninstall the Xbox app you would enter the following:

get-appxpackage -allusers *xboxapp* | remove-appxpackage

Remove all Apps for all Users

You can quickly uninstall all the preinstalled apps for all user accounts. To do that, open PowerShell as an administrator as before. Then enter this PowerShell command: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage.

You can also reinstall those built-in apps if required. To do so, enter ‘Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}‘ in PowerShell and press Return. To reinstall a single app, enter ‘Add-AppxPackage -register “C:Program FilesWindowsAppsPackageFullNameappxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode‘ in PowerShell instead.

So that’s how you can uninstall preinstalled Windows 10 apps you really don’t need for all users. Just make sure the other users don’t need the apps before you uninstall them!

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