Computers have become one of the elements of our day to day, due to the number of possibilities that these devices offer us. From them we can carry out different tasks, whether they are management and document creation, as well as navigation, search, downloads through the web. We also have the possibility of downloading different applications. Many times, due to space or system cleaning, we are not convinced by the programs that come preinstalled Windows 11 since we surely do not use them and they are occupying us a space that we can take advantage of for something else. We always have to keep our system free of useless things as in the end we are filling the team with elements and applications that we do not need.
The number of applications that we use on the computer is more and more numerous since they increase the possibility of using our device. In addition, with the passage of time, the number of them has increased, so we can focus on apps and programs almost anything we can imagine. It is important that we bear in mind that these elements take up space in the memory of our computer, so it is interesting to have installed only what is useful and necessary. Let’s see how easy it is to uninstall default programs Windows 11.
On the desktop or menu, it is best to have only those applications that are used regularly. Everything else must be uninstalled or at least hidden, without disturbing us. But in Windows 11 uninstalling some applications is not possible with a simple right-click of the mouse, since Microsoft does not give us this option, it is not interesting.
To uninstall applications, such as Xbox, the store, mail, calendar, etc. We will have to use PowerShell and execute some commands, we will see that it is not difficult either. Let’s see the steps to remove pre-installed apps in Windows 11.
Uninstall Preinstalled Apps in Windows 11 using Powershell
Step 1: The first thing is to enter the PowerShell command console. To do this, you must press: Win + R
Note: You must be careful with which application you eliminate, since if it is integrated into the operating system it can cause problems, here we are going to touch those that will not give problems after its elimination.
Step 2: The “Run” window appears and we write the following command: powershell
Step 3: Click on OK and PowerShell will open to be able to use the commands that we detail below.
List of commands to remove built-in apps:
Store: Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Sports: Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Voice Recorder: Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Weather: Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Xbox: Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Movies & TV: Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
News: Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
OneNote: Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
3D Builder: Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Alarms and Clock: Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Skype: Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Started: Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Groove Music: Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Maps: Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Money: Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone Companion: Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Photos: Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calculator: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calendar and Mail: Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Camera: Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get Office: Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
People: Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage