Can I uninstall apps from Windows 10 that are not in use?

NndnG 1,101 Reputation points
2021-02-02T18:33:27.817+00:00

Hi,

Generally, most of time or most of users do not use some of apps installed in Windows 10.

For example, Microsoft People, Xbox Game Bar, Xbox Game Bar Plugin, Xbox Identity Provider, Mail and Calendar, etc

Can I uninstall these apps?

If yes, please let me know, how to uninstall so that it doesn’t create Windows by any ways?

Thank you for giving your time.

With Regards
Nndn

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  1. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,696 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-03T03:22:50.033+00:00

    Hi,

    You can follow the guidance provided by SSengupta-4080 to uninstall some apps and programs.

    However, some apps and programs are built into Windows and can't be uninstalled, such as Microsoft Photo, Xbox Game Bar....

    We recommend not unstalling these apps and programs. But if you really need to uninstall them, please try below PowerShell command.

    For example, if you would like to uninstall Xbox:

    Run Powershell as administrator: Get-AppxPackage xboxapp | Remove-AppxPackage
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    Or you can run Get-AppxPackage | select-string <key words of the app> to list the AppxPackage of this app. And then run "Remove-AppxPackage <the package name returned by last command>"

    For your reference:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/
    https://gist.github.com/joshschmelzle/04c57d957c5bb92e85ae9180021b26dc

    If some apps still cannot be uninstalled, it means Windows do not allow them to be uninstalled.

    Thanks,
    Eleven

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,756 Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-03T01:31:00.553+00:00

    Yes, You can uninstall apps which are unnecessary for you.

    Kindly go through the following Microsoft reference:

    Uninstall or remove apps and programs in Windows 10

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  2. NndnG 1,101 Reputation points
    2021-02-03T15:23:42.74+00:00

    @S.Sengupta thank you for giving time and replying me for my question. I am aware of steps you explained. And I uninstalled some of apps using steps you explained.

    Basically I was concerned with built-in app which is discussed by @Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) .

    I have gone through the link shared by @Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) .

    The link explained steps using PoweShell.

    Please let me know, if I uninstall built-in apps using PowerShell, may I expect any issue in Windows?

    Later on, if I want to install uninstalled app, how it can be done?

    And may I expect any issue, in case of reinstalling built-in app?

    With Regards
    NndnG