Uninstall Xbox in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes preloaded with a wide range of apps. Some are very useful, but others, such as the Xbox app can take up valuable space. If you are not an Xbox user – or not even a gamer in general – you may wish to remove this app from your Windows 10 computer. But there is no straight forward process to follow, namely, Microsoft did not make it easy to uninstall this software.

Luckily, here is a trick to fully remove that Xbox app (and the associated green icon in your start menu) from your operating system.

Xbox app in Windows 10 start menu list of applications

First, go to Start and type in Powershell. Right-click on it and choose Run as administrator. Okay you are almost there, this was the hardest part! Now copy the following text (right-click, copy):

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage

and paste it into the Powershell window. Then, press enter to execute the command. Wait a few seconds in order for the command to be executed.
Done. You can close the Powershell window and have another look at your start menu. You will see the Xbox app is fully removed from your computer.




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9 thoughts on “Uninstall Xbox in Windows 10

  1. Hi Thomas,
    I’m sorry to say that, but No, this Command possibly need some more tweaking to function on every Win 10 system. I have two Laptops, where the Powershell run as administrator does not allow this action. The errorcode I am seeing on my machines is “HRESULT: 0x80073CFA”, which means that I would even need SYSTEM-Rights to remove this.
    A solution to this is to mark the application as not built in, following this guide:
    I hope you find this useful.

  2. Programmes seem to be gone, at least repeating the Powershell command says it’s no longer there. But the pesky icon(s) for the built-in apps remain.

  3. this only removed the dload program not core seams it still in apps i done this 5 x all ready so i guess im haveto old school this app off pc by taking control of it

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