4 Ways To Remove All Bloatware From Windows (Faster)

The one thing I hate most about Windows 10 is the bloatware it comes with. It’s annoying and consumes a lot of system resources. And sometimes it’s even difficult to recognize the bloatware from important Microsoft software. 

How to Remove All Bloatware From Windows

How to Remove All Bloatware From Windows

In this article, I am going to explain to you different ways to remove bloatware from your Windows. So, let’s check them out. 

1. Removing Using Windows Debloater

This is the most effective way of removing bloatware. You have to run a few scripts and it will remove the junk. This can be a little confusing for less tech-savvy users, but if you follow the below steps carefully you’d get it done quite easily. 

  • First, go to github page and click on “Code” and then “Download ZIP”
  • After downloading, extract the ZIP file. 
  • Now copy the address of the extracted folder. 
  • Search for “Windows PowerShell ISE” in the search menu of windows and right-click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
  • In the PowerShell ISE, type “cd the copied address” It will look something like this. Hit enter.
  • Paste the following command “Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force” and hit enter.
  • Paste the following command “.\Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1” and hit enter. 
  • After a few seconds, you will see a popup window like this. 

After this, the process is pretty straightforward. You will see a button written, “Remove all bloatware”. Clicking on this will start the running command in the PowerShell and will remove all the junk from your PC. 

2. Remove Bloatware Using Settings App

In most cases, it’s quite easy to remove bloatware from Windows 10. To do this manually, you can follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Open the Windows settings app by searching the same in the search option 
  • Go to “Apps” and choose “Apps and Features” from the left sidebar 
  • Choose the apps you want to remove and click Uninstall.

3. Removing From The Start Menu 

There are several apps and shortcuts in the start menu that you need to uninstall manually as well. These include Netflix, Weather, News, and others which clog up your start menu. So, to do this, click on the Windows icon in the taskbar below which opens the Start menu. On the Side right, find the apps and shortcuts and click on Remove/Uninstall. 

4. Using Powershell Commands

This process is also pretty straightforward. Here’s how you can do this using PowerShell.

  • Type “PowerShell” in the Start menu search bar.
  • Right-click on the Powershell app and select Run as Administrator.
  • Now type the following command which will remove all the bloatware. 
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.ZuneMusic" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Music.Preview" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.People" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingFinance" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.3DBuilder" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.WindowsCalculator" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingNews" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.XboxApp" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingSports" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.WindowsCamera" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Getstarted" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Office.OneNote" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.WindowsMaps" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BingWeather" | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.BioEnrollment" | Remove-AppxPackage

You have the option to reinstall the applications if you think you have removed them by mistake. This can be done using PowerShell as well. 

So, that’s all for the different ways to remove bloatware from your Windows PC. If you have any queries you can comment down below and I’ll try to solve them for you. 

FAQs

What Windows 10 bloatware is safe to remove?

Yes. You can remove bloatware from your Windows 10 without any issues. 

Why does Windows 10 install bloatware?

Microsoft does it to have more control over your PC and also because other companies pay Microsoft to add their products in the Windows 10 in the form of bloatware. 

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Satish Shah
Member of Team TJ - Tech Enthusiast, and Programmer

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