Remove OneNote app from Windows 10

Windows 10Windows 10 comes pre-installed with quite some modern Apps. One such example is OneNote, the note-taking app from Microsoft.

I like a clean Windows start menu, so I was looking for a way to uninstall OneNote from Windows 10.

First open up PowerShell by going to start. Right click on the application and choose Run as administrator.

Run PowerShell as an administrator

Run PowerShell as an administrator

You now have an PowerShell window with administrator privileges. Now paste this command and press enter:

Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

The OneNote app should now be completely gone from your Windows installation.

Update: I updated the code, so it works with all versions of OneNote, thanks to James Hartig.


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107 thoughts on “Remove OneNote app from Windows 10

    1. Make sure you follow the first step – First open up PowerShell by going to start. Right click on the application and choose Run as administrator.

    1. I have tried this many ways and times. I does not work. I get an error that the command is not recognized. I’m entering “Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage” and then hitting enter.

  1. Perfect! It removed the app package but did nothing to the full version that I’ve been running for a couple of years now. Thanks.

  2. Fantastic!!you should rank first on google… the first rank i had was from a radio broadcast that had the command phonetically spelled out.

  3. I’m getting the following, went I attempt to enter what you’ve detailed. . .

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-AppxPackage

    I get the following response:

    cmdlet Remove-AppxPackage at command pipeline position 1
    Supply values for the following parameters:

    Do I type in *OneNote* after the Package? Thanks!

  4. I had to select Windows PowerShell ISE, not the Windows PowerShell ISE (x86) one, and then run the command. Just selecting Windows PowerShell as administrator did not do it. Don’t know why but there it is in case it helps someone else.

  5. You have to make sure you cut and paste the entire command including the 1 at the front. Should look like this once pasted:

    Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

  6. In Windows 10 Pro 1703 used Windows PowerShell (Admin) for the Administrator Account on my laptop and this tip worked like a charm. For day to day computing I have a Standard Account and when I tried the same process to remove OneNote there, it did not work. After several tries with no joy, decided to use the standard, not Admin, PowerShell and that did the trick.

  7. Thank you so much for your posts re removing Win10 bloatware Thomas, worked perfectly & were greatly appreciated, after much frustration over how much drive space this stuff was hogging (and how non-uninstallable most of it is, outside of using PowerShell!!)
    Two big thumbs up…

  8. All,

    Thomas. I have read all post for 2017 and appreciate the comments and guidance, I’ve tried the suggestions but I am still getting the not recognized error prompt when I type in 1 Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage. I’ve ensured I have used the Powershell cmd prompt and ensured I ran the command as administrator. I tried using the Windows PowerShell ISE prompt Steve suggested, as well, but still get the error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Fredordman

  9. Hi, it works but after removing with this One Note appears suddenly in every two or three months…
    I think it is connected with updates but it is really annoying.
    Anyway repeating helps for some time.
    Hope for a permanent solution.
    Many Thanks!

  10. How do I remove just the OneNote App, and not the OneNote desktop version? I’ve always used the latter. Onenote desktop opens on start up for me, but if I close it, all I can open up is the f****ing OneNote app. When I look up OneNote in add or remove programs, all I see is the app version. Please help.

  11. I got the Onenote app to disappear in start on the left side of the computer but it still appears on the computer screen when I open my computer.

  12. This has not worked for me.

    Running both OneNote and OneNote 2016
    OneNote is still on the system.

    I suspect this is due to being on a domain network (even with elevated permissions)

  13. I am optimist this works. I am consumed with the hatred of this popup, having tried several ‘suggestions’ from other sites. It worked fine now, however, I wonder if it will be reinstalled with new Windows updates. I will keep your suggestions in a file if I need to do this again.
    Thank you very much
    [email protected]

  14. One Note disappeared for a short time using this procedure and now is back. I hate this popup. I’m thinking about taking my W10 laptop to the local Microsoft store, or wiping the hard drive and installing Linux

  15. I have a few questions for you… Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using this program at work and I don’t want to have to call IT to let me log in as an admin unless I absolutely must.

    (1 )I have been using OneNote on computer not the App with Windows 10 and attaching spreadsheets without any problem. Now I can only attach the printouts. It tells me Something went wrong and we can’t do what you asked. We’re sorry. Then it says There was a problem inserting the file. If you can open this file in another application, try printing the file to the send to OneNote 2016 printer instead. I have been using the same setting in the same excel spreadsheets, but it does nothing. The other files are not set to print in OneNote, yet they inserted just fine.

    (2) Is there a way to insert a printout and now have the horrible humongous box around the printout?

    (3) Is there a maximum file size each OneNote tab/page or the entire file(s)?

    (4) Is there a way to make it so the edit links only show up for those authorized to make edits?

    5) Is there a way to play a power point video inside OneNote without opening it in a separate program/tab/screen?

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