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Removing bundled Windows 10 apps for more space

Windows 10 has been getting a huge amount of media attention, some good and some not so, although the majority have been giving it favorable reviews. Ok, so we know there were install issues, and also users upset about a lot of the default settings not caring about privacy, but on the whole — it’s very positive.

There is one other issue we thought that we would like to bring to your attention, although it is not something to put you off installing Windows 10, just another of those issues you always get with a new operating system.

Windows 10 apps

The latest Windows 10 tips involve removing the core apps that come bundled with the updated OS. Most of these are not important and so only act as a way to fill your storage and to not really add that much to your user experience.

Removing these bundled Windows 10 apps in order to gain more storage space is a simple process, and can be done from the Start menu. However, removing those core applications is not so simple because there is no uninstall option.

Fear not because you can still remove these unwanted apps, although you will need to use PowerShell in order to do so.

Just type ‘PowerShell’ in the Start menu and hit enter, then you need to Run the ‘Get-AppxPackage -User username’ command, but replace username with your Windows 10 username. This will then display all the installed apps. Once you have located the app you would like to remove and copy the PackageFullName. The final steps is to Run the ‘Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName’ command and then if you are looking to remove the People app, then Beta News suggests running Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.People_1.10241.0.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe, which should completely remove said app.

You then just have to repeat this process for any other app you wish to remove.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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