Windows 10 is working out well for me. However, there are some modern apps that are built in such as Mail and Calendar that don't have an uninstall option.

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Calendar is one such modern app. As far as I am concerned, the Outlook desktop application and web application are much more powerful and seemingly updated more frequently.

Is it possible to get rid of these?


2 Answers 2


Uninstall it, as listed here:

In elevated powershell, search for the PackageFullName... and then Remove that package:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName
Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.4.8.176_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

I'm using the same uninstall to remove other "features" like BingNews, BingSports, Etc

Likewise, you can remove the "Provisioned" applications (aka: crap that gets installed during user creation) via this method

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName, PackageName
Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage  Microsoft.ZuneMusic_2019.6.11821.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Or... to remove ALL Apps that you can, app or provisionedapp, you can do this:

Just a warning: This will uninstall the Windows Store. That's not an issue for me, but uninstalling everything isn't for the faint of heart.

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

It's probably wise not to completely remove the windows store. This (in the comments) looks to be ballpark of what I'd use:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

Further resource: Delete Windows 10 Apps and Restore Default Windows 10 Apps

  • Would deleting the Store using this method prevent one from installing it again later? And would reinstalling it also reinstall all the other apps that are removed with this command?
    – TylerH
    Aug 8, 2015 at 4:14
  • I'm not 100% on what I've done different, but on two computers I've played on so far the WindowApps folder ended up without the store app at all.
    – WernerCD
    Aug 8, 2015 at 10:16
  • This method doesn't seem to work fully. I went through it and two things end up wrong with it: (1) When you check back on [Settings|System|Apps & Features] the list of installed Apps has empty colored squares with un-named apps by Microsoft Corporation which cannot be uninstalled - presumably these are placeholders for the uninstalled apps, and there doesn't seem to be a way to get rid of these placeholders. (2) If I click on the Windows (previously Start) button an I click on "All Apps", I still find a couple of the apps I have just installed. Clicking on any of them the app starts up.
    – ltcomdata
    Oct 19, 2015 at 17:47

This would be very tedious, but it should work.

Open Powershell as Administrator:

  • Click Start, type in powershell, press ctrl+shift+enter. Agree to UAC if prompted.

Find your username (which you need):

  • Type whoami, then press enter. The output would be like this.


    In this case, john would be the username.

List apps:

  • Type Get-AppxPackage -User {USERNAME} where {USERNAME} is the username you found above. A list of all programs will then be outputted. Find the app you want to remove, then find it's corresponding PackageFullName.


  • Type Remove-AppxPackage {PACKAGEFULLNAME} where {PACKAGEFULLNAME} is the package full name you found above.
  • Get-AppxPackage -User <Blah> | Select Name, FullPackageName will cut a lot of the extraneous information. You can then mouse select, cntrl-c, paste
    – WernerCD
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:55

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