Remove default Apps from Windows 10

Windows 10Windows 10 comes preloaded with a lot of default apps. Depending on which version you have1, you will see various apps in your start menu that you don’t want. I previously explained how to uninstall OneNote from Windows 10, but you can actually remove any app you want.

The very first thing you should try is simply right-clicking on an app on the start menu and see if there is the uninstall option. If there is no such option, read on.

You will need to find PowerShell. Go to start and type PowerShell. You need administrator rights, so right click on it and choose Run as administrator.

Run PowerShell as an administrator

Run PowerShell as an administrator

Now, you need to paste the appropriate code for each app you want to remove from Windows 10.

Remove 3D from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Camera from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Mail and Calendar from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *communi* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Money, Sports, News and Weather from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Groove Music and Film & TV from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove People from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Phone Companion from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Photos from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Solitaire Collection from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Voice Recorder from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Xbox from Windows 10

Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

The following error seems to be incorrect, because the app is actually uninstalled and did not fail:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from:
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be
uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows
Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1d60accb-cb8d-0003-d5b8-601d8dcbd001 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1d60accb-cb8d-0003-d5b8-601d8dcbd001
At line:1 char:26
+ Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.XboxG...l_cw5n1h2txyewy:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
 + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from:
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be
uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows
Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1d60accb-cb8d-0001-d9b9-601d8dcbd001 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1d60accb-cb8d-0001-d9b9-601d8dcbd001
At line:1 char:26
+ Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.XboxI...l_cw5n1h2txyewy:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
 + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

 

 


1 “N editions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 don’t include media-related technologies like Windows Media Player or Camera. To play or create audio CDs, digital media files, and video DVDs; organize content in a media library; create playlists; convert audio CDs to digital media files; view artist and title information of digital media files; view album art of music files; transfer music to personal music players; or record and play back TV broadcasts after Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 is installed, you’ll need to install a media player and other software from Microsoft or another company.”

 

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220 thoughts on “Remove default Apps from Windows 10

    1. Glad you liked my blogpost!

      You can also remove other apps that are not listed in my original blogpost. To do so, enter Get-AppxPackage *appname* (repalce appname with a keyword that is related to the app you want to remove). Then, you will get a list of apps Windows found that matched that query.

      For example, removing the calculator app from Windows 10. Open PowerShell, type in Get-AppxPackage *calculator*. The output will be:
      PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxPackage *calculator*

      Name : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
      Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
      Architecture : X64
      ResourceId :
      Version : 10.1507.15010.0
      PackageFullName : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1507.15010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
      InstallLocation : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1507.15010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
      IsFramework : False
      PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe
      PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
      IsResourcePackage : False
      IsBundle : False
      IsDevelopmentMode : False
      Dependencies : {Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe}

      If you find multiple instances, use the full package name to purge the app (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1507.15010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppxPackage). If you only find one app, just use Get-AppxPackage *calculator* | Remove-AppxPackage.

      1. You are a STAR after installing Windows 10, I lost my entire music library on Windows Media Player over 500Gb – the music is still there but I cannot see it – now that Groove Music has been removed it is starting to reappear. I also removed all the other rubbish. The only big thing left is Microsoft Office 2010 no longer works, as I cannot reactivate it since installing W10, it says I have used the Key too many times.

        1. I have run into the problem of not being able to reinstall components of Office 2010 and 2013 for the same reason. This has happened when my computer needed factory service and came back wiped. Just call Microsoft. See article below.

          Activate Office 2010 by phone

          In the Activation Wizard, choose I want to activate the software by telephone .

          Select your country or region to see the phone number for your area.

          Microsoft Text Telephone (TT/TTY) services are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the United States, using a TT/TTY modem, dial (800) 718-1599. From outside the United States, using a TT/TTY modem, dial (716) 871-6859. TT/TTY service is only available in English.

          When you call the Activation Center, you’ll be asked to provide the installation ID (displayed on your screen) and other relevant information. After your installation ID is verified, you’ll receive a confirmation ID.

          In the Activation Wizard, type the confirmation ID in the spaces provided at the bottom of the screen, and then press the Enter key.

          Tip If you still can’t activate Office, call the activation number, but don’t enter anything or say anything. You’ll be transferred to someone who can help you.

      2. Hi Thomas . I removed xbox ,one note 2 ,people and music and video app. And after restarting they are back again . Is there anything else I can do . I don’t like seeing apps I don’t use .
        Cheers

      3. I cannot reload Windows 10 Photos after removing using code provided. When I use the suggested single strand of: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
        –> I receive “Access Denied”
        –> Any suggestions?

      4. Thanks so much for these tips! I wish it was that easy getting all the preloaded stuff off my sony xperia! Maybe next you can help us set InPrivate as the default browser for windows 10!! Thanks again!

      5. This removes the app but how do you remove the software from the system? I did what you said to do. The app is gone but when you type in get-appxpackage *xbox* the package is still on my system. Also, the software is still scattered throughout my system when I do a search for xbox on Local Disk.

      1. That doesn’t actually remove it. In fact, even if you completely ;shut it down,’ it STILL runs in the background.
        The only way to completely halt it from running in the background is to rename it’s executable of the folder in which it resides (and do so at your own risk).

        1. I recommend trying it out at your risk, but it seems pretty fool-proof if you don’t delete the folder. Go to c:\windows\systemapps\ in File Explorer and rename “Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_randomstuff” to “Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_randomstuff.old”. It will probably say it can’t, then go to task manager and end the Cortana task… then click try again on the folder rename. Voila – Cortana is finally “off”.

  1. Dude, you are awesome!! I think in Windows 8 and 8.1 you couldn’t uninstall apps so much as make them invisible. In Windows 10 I thought you don’t even have that option, but then I found your blog.
    Now if I can get rid of OneDrive and OneNote I’ll be ecstatic :D

    1. And for your OneDrive solution, run this .CMD, which someone made. Ran this myself and it worked.

      You can right click and view the source codes on a text pad if you are unsure about it. Cheers.

      1. Source code:

        @echo off
        cls

        set x86=”%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe”
        set x64=”%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe”

        echo Closing OneDrive process.
        echo.
        taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe > NUL 2>&1
        ping 127.0.0.1 -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

        echo Uninstalling OneDrive.
        echo.
        if exist %x64% (
        %x64% /uninstall
        ) else (
        %x86% /uninstall
        )
        ping 127.0.0.1 -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

        echo Removing OneDrive leftovers.
        echo.
        rd “%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive” /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
        rd “C:\OneDriveTemp” /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
        rd “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive” /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
        rd “%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive” /Q /S > NUL 2>&1

        echo Removeing OneDrive from the Explorer Side Panel.
        echo.
        REG DELETE “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}” /f > NUL 2>&1
        REG DELETE “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}” /f > NUL 2>&1

        pause

        1. Beautiful Jay, thank you so much for this. I have OneDrive for Business and its confusing to the enduser to have both a OneDrive that doesn’t work, and the correct one that they should use. This script took care of it.

  2. How I can get back deleted packages?
    I mean, I didn’t even delete Photos package, but app doesn’t work now. It just won’t open. What is the command to install it from powershell?

      1. Thomas…great job!

        I HATE all these Windows crapware products. Running your PowerShell commands is like therapy.

        Quick question: How would one automate this in a PowerShell script? I would like to remove ALL of these in one script rather than line by line.

    1. I am not sure what is causing this error. Sometimes it helps to restart your computer.
      Another thing you can try is to remove it again, then reinstall it again.
      Or, reset the Windows Store cache. Windows key + R, type in wsreset.

      1. I tried removing it, reinstalling, rebooting and did it many times. I tried cleaning cache/registry after removing, then reinstalling and rebooting, nothing helps. When I manually download it from windows store it works fine now. I don’t really know what of it helped, maybe Windows Store cache reset or registry cleaning, but thank you anyway!

        1. It seems that the photo app store information about photo’s location in your profile (c:users\etc…)

          When you remove the photo app by using powershell, you don’t delete this information.

          It’s why you get this error, the photo app reinstall was searching for a photo located in your d:dropbox folder. By cleaning registry and reboot your computer, it’s ok.

          Thomas,
          That’s why i think you should warn people of issue possible by using powershell. This commandlet Remove-AppxPackage don’t clean all entries for each package. :)

  3. Thanks for the article! Very helpful.

    I have one more question. I was thinking of disk clean and found that 11 GB is occupied with windows 8 files, folders and backup (system files) etc. Now i am using Windows 10, so it is safe if I go ahead and delete those stuff from Windows 8 to free some disk space?

    thanks for you help.

    K

  4. I tried doing something similar in Win 8.1. It flooded my event viewer with lots of errors every day. Seems the system expects some of the apps to be there, and some apps are tied into feeds that are constantly updated. If removed, the system may not know these apps are gone and still tries to run or update them causing lots of errors in event viewer.

    Thomas, how does your event viewer look a day or more after removing the apps?

  5. Your method will disassociate App packages with the current user profile, not remove from the base image.

    You can remove from the base image with remove-appxprovisionedpackage. With x86_64 machine, the cmdlet didn’t work, so I called DISM directly (from elevated powershell):DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | select-string Packagename

    DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:$Package

    Additionally, there are 3 XBox applications. You remove the package that is associated with the start menu app, but not the other two. You can enumerate (and verify) with get-appxpackage.

  6. Nice. Upgrading to Win 10 smacked of consumerism. (IE: seemed like every other pre-installed app was just some kind of store masquerading as a feature / function … music, movie, xbox, solitaire, etc). Win 10 is snappy and slick.. I like the core. I just don’t like how MS has taken a very “you are now a consumer, not a customer” with it. They know what OS a person uses doesn’t matter anymore. It’s all about getting folks locked into services and their own walled garden. That irks me. Was glad to get rid of some of these apps I don’t want. Seeing that I wasn’t able to uninstall them normally was just a slap in the face, like MS was blatantly telling me THEY have control over the OS, not me. Again, I’m supposed to roll over and act like a consumer now, not a customer. ugh

    1. Your exactly right. I don’t want their bloatware. Hell, I don’t even have a microphone (or camera, if you have a camera, I’ll bet they even do facial recognition!) connected to my desktop, so how is Cortana going to benefit me?
      I want a basic OS, I will add what I want.
      Then again they are a corporation trying to ram stuff down the intellect challenged consumer.

  7. Cheers, very useful, also for anyone interested, the command to remove OneNote is:

    Get-AppxPackage *note* | Remove-AppxPackage

    I believe the command to remove the store is this, but I haven’t tested it:

    Get-AppxPackage *store* | Remove-AppxPackage

  8. For Money, Sports and Solitaire collection I simply right-clicked in the Start menu and chose Uninstall :). Now if only the same could be done for XBox :(. I really don’t want a gaming system anywhere near my computer. I don’t even want it to be visible in any way, shape or form!

  9. Unfortunately this doesn’t actually uninstall the apps, it just hides it for the user that ran the command. If you create a new user and log in (say if you are on a domain) the apps you removed will be back and alive again!
    Running “get-appxpackage -allusers” will show the true state of these apps.
    I really wish Microsoft would get off this recent kick of cramming useless features down their customers throats with no administrative say in changing it…

    1. Hardly a ‘recent kick’ – they’ve been attempting it since 1993, though in those days it was easier to shift them.
      In these days of cheap memory, I would sweat them being buried deep in the hard disk – so long as they don’t interfere with the device’s behaviour, or sludge up your menus. “Groove Music” managed to pop up every time I chose a track; I never once chose it, or asked for it to be default … Now, not seeing it, ever, is enough for me.

  10. Please help!
    I used Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage in Windows 10 and this removed my Windows Store (green), how can I take it back?

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

    But don’t work, please help!!

  11. You have some apps missing. At least ‘Minecraft’ (Windows 10 edition), ‘Flipboard’ and ‘Wunderlist’ can’t be removed by simply “uninstalling”.

    Can you add the apps mentioned above? :)

    1. There’s also more:
      – Alarms & Clock
      – Calculator
      -Maps
      -Microsoft Edge
      -OneDrive
      -“Contact Support”
      -“Feedback”
      -Microsoft Edge

      I think that’s all.
      Can you confirm that removing these apps saves hard drive space and prevents the processes from starting again?

  12. Thanks Thomas, but unfortunately, it isnt working.
    It did remove the apps (and saw them gone in the list), but after reboot, they were all back. Weird part is, 1st they were in my own language (Dutch) and now they are back, they are in English :)
    You have any idea what happened?

    1. Ah, I missed your post! I have the same problem. In the Home (free upgrade) version, Windows Update cannot be disabled. Additionally, the Store does not let you disable automatic app updates. My suspicion is that the apps are finding their way back through one of those channels. I guess uninstalling the Store app would be a way to prove this theory. If, after uninstalling the Store along with the rest of the apps, the apps still reappear, then Windows Update is responsible. If the core apps do not reappear after uninstalling Store, then Store is responsible.

      1. Of course, the position of Windows Update in this theory can be substituted with any such feature built into Windows 10 to enforce Microsoft’s “enhanced” user experience.

  13. I have a strange problem. After successfully removing the apps using this method, they’ve somehow found their way back after a restart–all of them. Did anyone else experience this? How do I get rid of them permanently?

    1. I had the same problem .
      I solved the problem of taking over ownership of the folder windowsapp which were hidden under programfiles. had to add owner owner name “all”.
      When I hade done that i was able to remove all apps with powerchell
      For example, x box with commando:( Remove-AppxPackage
      Microsoft.XboxApp_2015.729.509.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe )
      without () of course :)

      Remove-AppxPackage foldername of the app you want to remove

      hope this could help and sorry for bad English.

  14. Thaaaank you, Thomas! <3
    I'm loving Windows 10, but I'm not loving the bloaty shit that comes with it! And not being interested at all in sports, and not even having an Xbox, this was extremely useful to me :D

  15. Just tried what you recommended and worked like a charm, restarted PC several times and they did not return, Thank You very much

  16. Hi Thomas,

    Apologies if I’ve missed this in the comments section already, but how would you remove a windows app for “All Users” and not just the current logged on user?

    Thanks

  17. Hello!

    My PC is having issues running the Mail and Calendar apps from Microsoft. Both apps seem to get stuck on the ‘Splash Screen.’ I have tried using your fix to try uninstalling it and doing a clean reinstall. However, it seems that Windows Powershell is getting stuck after I try running the prompt. It comes up with ‘Initialized,’ but never seems to finish carrying out the command. We have left it running for about at least five minutes. Do you know if it takes longer than that? Or any other fixes that may be helpful?

    Thanks,
    Allie

    1. Yes same issue here. No matter what package I’m trying to uninstall, I get stuck on the status message ‘Initialize’. For example: Deployment operation progress: Microsoft.Office.OneNote_17.4229.10061.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
      Initialized

      And nothing happen.
      If I try to uninstall using Get-AppxPackage *OneNote_17* | Remove-AppxPackage

      Then command executes immediately, no status message (I get back to the shell prompt) but app is not uninstalled.

      Any help really appreciated, as mail and onenote hangs and I cannot reinstall the latest versions.

  18. sorry not very skilled with windows but where do i write the text for the search like
    Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Remove-AppxPackage? when i copy paste that in the finder of windows nothing happens and he can’t find the app.
    regards,Marco.

  19. How about someone come up with a quickie GUI that lists all of the packages and lets you select what packages to remove and to remove them from all users or just current user.
    Could have it also add apps back if you put a checkmark in the add app, if there is a way to pull them from the cached install files or from install DVD / Iso image…

    Just a thought.

  20. Hello,

    I tride to uninstall but I get the folowing message on the command Get-AppxPackage

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
    (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>Get-AppxPackage *calculator*
    ‘Get-AppxPackage’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    What can be wrong? Have I damaged the dos in the past?

    Hajo

  21. I normally forget to comment on helpful tip blogs like this, but I wanted to make sure you know how much I appreciate this! It blows my mind that it’s 2015, and Microsoft is STILL making simple tasks like uninstalling apps so difficult. :/

  22. I could not remove xbox with the given cmd, I started powershell as admin and this is what I’ve got:
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
    error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
    Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from:
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be
    uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows
    Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 5b13a096-d2d4-0001-77f0-135bd4d2d001 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 5b13a096-d2d4-0001-77f0-135bd4d2d001
    At line:1 char:26
    + Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.XboxG…l_cw5n1h2txyewy:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

    Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
    error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
    Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from:
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be
    uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows
    Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 5b13a096-d2d4-0000-e9f7-135bd4d2d001 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 5b13a096-d2d4-0000-e9f7-135bd4d2d001
    At line:1 char:26
    + Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.XboxI…l_cw5n1h2txyewy:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

    1. I solved the problem of taking over ownership of the folder windowsapp which were hidden under programfiles. had to add owner owner name “all”.
      When I hade done that i was able to remove all apps with powerchell
      For example, x box with commando:( Remove-AppxPackage
      Microsoft.XboxApp_2015.729.509.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe )
      without () of course :)

      Remove-AppxPackage foldername of the app you want to remove

      or you can Downloading Destroy Windows 10 Spying 1.4.3 and the program will remove all the apps you want :)
      link:http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/getmirror/destroy_windows_10_spying,1.html

  23. The xbox error message isn’t wrong.
    XboxGameCallableUI and XboxIdentityProvider are in SystemApps folder, which can’t be removed/uninstalled (as far as I know, but really like to know how).
    XboxApp are in WindowsApp folder and can be uninstalled.

    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxApp

    If you don’t specify which app to remove, PowerShell are removing, or trying to remove, apps from:
    C:\Windows\SystemApps
    C:\Windows\PurchaseDialog
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
    C:\Windows\MiracastView
    C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel

    If you want to remove all you can and still have some control over what you’re removing, then use -confirm after the PowerShell command like this:

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage -Confirm

    You are now confirming whether or not you are going to remove an app.

  24. Thanks man. I ran all of those, but Phone and Groove are still showing on my start menu. I’m in the process of installing today’s updates, so I’ll recheck after I reboot.

    But one thing that’s bugging the heck out of me, is that I’m unable to remove the panels from the start menu. I right click, select remove, and nothing happens.

    Anyone else experiencing this issue?

  25. Thank you! That’s one BIG annoyance of Windows 10 down the drain. Thanks for including info on getting rid of other apps not listed as well. Would it of killed Microsoft to make these apps optional? Over time I’m sure people will figure out how to get rid of other junk in Windows 10. Thank you who(m)ever you be!

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