There are many benefits to installing Windows 10, but it’s fair to say that the operating system (OS) comes packaged with several apps that qualify as bloatware. Rather than removing each of these pieces of software manually, we can set up a script that does the job for us.
Before you use this technique to get rid of any apps from your user account, consider the consequences. Many programs and services do important work behind the scenes, so don’t be flippant about what you remove.
Open up a PowerShell window as an administrator and use this command to remove a particular app:
get-appxpackage -name *APPNAME* | remove-appxpackage
You’ll need to find the name that Windows uses to refer to each individual app and insert it in place of APPNAME. For instance, this command would remove three commonly unwanted programs:
get-appxpackage -name *BingFinance* | remove-appxpackage
get-appxpackage -name *BingNews* | remove-appxpackage
get-appxpackage -name *BingSports* | remove-appxpackage
If you’re in charge of setting up an entire fleet of computers, this can really speed up the process. Simply figure out which apps you want to remove, write up a script that gets rid of the lot, and run it on each PC.