Easy Way to Uninstall Built-in Apps in Windows 10 and 8/8.1

Windows 10 comes with many default built-in modern apps to help users such as Calendar, Mail, Music, Movies, News, Weather, Photos, etc. Although providing these modern apps bundled with Windows 10 was a good idea but some people might not need them. For example, if you already use a 3rd party email client software such as Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird, you may not want to use the default Mail app of Windows 10. In such situations, people may want to uninstall these bundled apps in Windows 10 to gain free space as well as to improve system performance.

Unfortunately Microsoft didn't provide any direct option to remove these built-in apps. You can't uninstall any these bundled apps in Windows 10. But fortunately, there are some advanced methods to get rid of these built-in apps which have been mentioned in following tutorial:

[Guide] How to Remove All Built-in Apps in Windows 10

The above mentioned tutorial takes help of a built-in program called PowerShell to uninstall any or all modern apps in Windows 10. But this requires a few commands to execute in PowerShell program along with some expertise.

Now today in this tutorial, we are going to share another easy way to uninstall any default built-in app in Windows 10. This is the most easiest and quickest way to remove built-in apps in Windows 10.

You must be knowing about the popular CCleaner program which is a free software to clean temporary files and improve system performance in Windows, Mac and Android operating systems. Yesterday we told you about the release of a new version 5.11 of CCleaner which comes with a special and very useful feature. Now CCleaner allows you to uninstall built-in apps in Windows 10 as well as Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

So you just need to install CCleaner software and then you can uninstall any desired built-in app in Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1 within 2 or 3 mouse clicks.

If you are ready to use CCleaner program to uninstall built-in apps in Windows, check out following simple steps:

1. First of all download and install CCleaner if you don't have it in your computer:

Download CCleaner

2. Now run CCleaner and go to "Tools" section and click on "Uninstall" tab.

3. Here you'll see all built-in apps listed. Just click on the desired modern app which you want to uninstall and then click on "Uninstall" button.


4. It'll ask for confirmation, click on OK button.

That's it. It'll take a few moments and the app will be removed from your computer.

If you decide to reinstall any app in future, you can take help of following tutorial:

[Guide] How to Reinstall All Default Built-in Apps in Windows 10

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  • The question I ask myself with this possibility that offer CCleaner is: is that folders located in C:\Users\UserName\Local\Packages (where user data are stored) are deleted ? Because everyone talks about the Apps, but it's in this folder that Apps take more disk space, and not in C:\Programs\WindowsApps where they are installed...

  • I just tested and verdict: all files of an App (there are multiple folders for a single App in C:\Programs\WindowsApps) are not deleted. It is a wrong uninstallation or an incomplete uninstallation. I tested on Solitaire and 3D Builder and a single case (of 4) is removed.

  • How do I uninstall 10 from my computer

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:


    They'll improve the feature in future versions for sure.

  • Dear VG

    Hello again

    Cleaning up with CCleaner works like magic
    Now I got rid of all the "bloatware" of win10
    I allready downloaded the latest version, but I didn't know this option to get rid of the useless apps
    Thank you so much

    Peter Alexander London

  • Dear VG

    Back again

    Just noticed that after the update to 10576 most of the apps were reinstalled
    It would be nice if Microsoft remembers my profile and not reinstall those apps again
    So now I get rid of them once more again

    Peter Alexander London

  • VG

    ^^ Since the new build reinstalls the whole OS, all apps will always be reinstalled.

  • @VG

    I do not understand why you put me this link^^. It has nothing to do with what I said.

    Maybe it will be improved, but for now, it uninstall (almost) nothing (just the last version of folders of the App, from what Ive seen). It is only in appearance that it is uninstalled, if you look deep, it is not at all.

    Obviously nobody see it because the WindowsApps folder is a hidden/protected folder and needs (to know) to take control to see what happens in (or what is not happening in this case)

  • VG

    ^^ That link was given as an answer to Joyce Hartere's question.

  • 3 questions for Windows 10 Enterprise (x64):

    1)Does CCleaner uninstall these apps for All Users or just the Current User?

    2) If you use Powershell instead of CCleaner to uninstall for All Users, are the Apps still replaced by the next build that comes down from Windows Updates?

    3) Is there a permanent way to keep these Apps off of my systems for All Users?

  • VG

    ^^ If you follow the instructions given in following tutorial and rename the mentioned folders, the apps will not reinstall. But installing or updating to a newer build may reinstall apps:


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