How To Remove Windows 10 Bloatware From Your Laptop

Want to get rid of Windows bloatware from your laptop? Then you are in the right place. Most of us know the horrors of Microsoft’s addition of unnecessary apps on Windows. The apps take up space they shouldn’t and do not have any real purpose.

In addition, there are automatic updates that restart your laptop when you least expect it. It’s a pain especially if you do not save your work when an unexpected update happens. Some people actually find them useful and even enjoy the game – Candy Crush.

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But, this article is for those you want to completely decrap their Windows laptops. Here’s how to remove bloatware from your Windows 10 laptop.

How To Remove Windows 10 Bloatware

Reinstall Windows 10

This is the best and fastest method to get rid of bloatware especially when you get a new laptop. If you already own a laptop make sure you back up your data before performing a fresh installation of Windows 10. Get the Windows 10 software.

Copy it on a USB, CD or external hard drive. Run the installation program from the storage devices and see the magic work. It will basically get rid of all the programs both important and unnecessary leaving you with a clean and snappy Windows 10 devoid of bloatware.

An Alternative Is The Fresh Start Option

You can also through it Fresh Start without going through a new Windows installation.

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Start Menu

Open start menu, enter windows defender security and open it.

windows security center
Windows Security Center

Head over to Device Health and Performance and open it

device and performance health
Device And Performance Health

Open Fresh Start open Additional info.

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Fresh Start

Click open Get Started under Fresh Start.

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Click On Next
fresh start
Click On Next
fresh start
Click On Start

Proceed then to accept everything the dialog boxes ask you. The laptop will then restart and get rid of the bloatware. Make sure to save your work or back up everything before attempting this. You now have a clean Windows 10 laptop.

Apps Manager Removal Software

In my opinion, this is one of the best software tools for removing Windows 10 bloatware. It was recommended by a Redditor who was then awarded a Gold Medal. It is a very simple software and quick in removing unwanted apps. You can download it here.

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10AppsManager

Extract the file. Open the folder. Run 10AppsManager.exe as Administrator. Once it has opened go ahead and remove the apps you don’t want. Or if you are rebel there is remove all option at the bottom right corner of the application.

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Done! No more bloatware. Searching for any uninstalled apps in the start menu will not show up any results. You can reinstall the apps if you want but what will be the point in removing them in the first place.

Do It Through Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. It’s used to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications that run on Windows.

Opening PowerShell you will notice similarities to the Command Prompt but they are not the same. The difference between is that PowerShell is object-oriented and Command Prompt is based on strings. Object-oriented in the sense data becomes an object and can include data and functions. It’s like creating a car and giving it an engine. String-based programs are focused on characters either as constants or variables.

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Starting Windows PowerShell

But I digress, here’s how to uninstall bloatware with Windows PowerShell. Once open enter any one of the commands to get rid of unwanted bloatware.

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Windows PowerShell

Uninstall 3D Builder

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.3dbuilder | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall AdobePhotoshop Express

Get-AppxPackage AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Alarms

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsAlarms | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Asphalt8Airborne

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Asphalt8Airborne | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Communications Apps

Get-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Camera

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Candy Crush Saga

Get-AppxPackage king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Drawboard PDF

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.DrawboardPDF | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Facebook

Get-AppxPackage Facebook | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Fallout Shelter

Get-AppxPackage BethesdaSoftworks.FalloutShelter | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall FarmVille 2 Country Escape

Get-AppxPackage FarmVille2CountryEscape | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Feedback Hub

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Help

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.GetHelp | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Zune Music

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Maps

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Messaging

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Messaging | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Wallet

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Wallet | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Todos

Get-AppxPackage Todos | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Connectivity Store

Get-AppxPackage ConnectivityStore | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Minecraft

Get-AppxPackage MinecraftUWP | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft OneConnect

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.OneConnect | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing Finance

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingFinance | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Zune Video

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing News

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingNews | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Office Hub

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Netflix

Get-AppxPackage Netflix | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall One Note

Get-AppxPackage OneNote | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall MS Paint

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MSPaint | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Pandora Media Inc

Get-AppxPackage PandoraMediaInc | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft People

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone

Get-AppxPackage CommsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Phone

Get-AppxPackage windowsphone | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Print 3D

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Print3D | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Royal Revolt 2

Get-AppxPackage flaregamesGmbH.RoyalRevolt2 | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Scan

Get-AppxPackage WindowsScan | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Autodesk SketchBook

Get-AppxPackage AutodeskSketchBook | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Skype

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing Sports

Get-AppxPackage bingsports | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Office Sway

Get-AppxPackage Office.Sway | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Twitter

Get-AppxPackage Twitter | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft 3D Viewer

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft3DViewer | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Sound Recorder

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Bing Weather

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingWeather | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox App

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox One Smart Glass

Get-AppxPackage XboxOneSmartGlass | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox Speed To Text Overlay

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox Identity Provider

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Xbox Game Overlay

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

Once entered it will initialize and process the command line, therefore, removing the app.

Enter this commandline in PowerShell to reinstall all the bloatware

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

Why Remove Bloatware

Microsoft has notoriously been known for including a lot of software in Windows operating systems. Most users find these software “garbage” or unlikely to use them. The software is seen to take up unnecessary space and make the start menu appear bloated.

Hence their name bloatware. There are other cases where these apps need to be updated and can cause your laptop to automatically restart. When that happens you can lose unsaved work which can be a pain.

Final Thoughts

Removing bloatware is all up to you. If you think the pre-installed software is necessary then, by all means, get rid of it. Otherwise, you can ignore it.

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