How to uninstall Dell 10’s built-in apps?

As you may already know that Dell uses Windows system, which provides lots of built-in apps that you will probably never need. It is not easy to hid them from the “All App” view in the Start menu. Since Microsoft does not allow you to easily uninstall them in the usual way, I guess you might be wondering how to figure this out.

Before doing this, please note that uninstalling the built-in apps is not really recommended. For instance, uninstalling Bing News might break Cortana’s function to deliver you stories, and uninstalling Alarms and Clock might cripple the digital assistant’s function to set reminders. They do not take up much disk space after all. And it is likely that Windows updates, especially major ones, will reinstall those apps for you. But if you really want them gone, you totally can. For such unintended consequence coming after the removal, you can also find instructions on this page to get them back.

Let’s uninstall the built-in apps right away

1. Just open the Start menu.
2. Right-click (If it is on a touch screen, long-press the app instead of right-clicking it.) the app you want to uninstall, and select the “Uninstall” option.

If this doesn’t work, move on to the following steps:

1. Make sure no other apps are running aside from the Windows Powershell.
2. Click the Cortana search box.
3. Type “Powershell” into it.


4. Right-click the Windows Powershell, select “Run as administrator”, and click “Yes”.
5. Enter a command from the below list for the program you want to remove:

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

6. The final step: Press the Enter key.

How do I restore Windows 10’s built in apps?

Simply repeat Step 1-5 and enter this command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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