Quick and Simple Steps to remove Bloatware in Windows 10

Quick and Simple Steps to remove Bloatware in Windows 10

Bloatware is software that computer manufacturers install on a system or include with an operating system. These applications include tools and utilities that are not otherwise included in the system and are later developed by the operating system or created by their partners. Although bloatware doesn't do us any harm, there are a few reasons to remove it:

This software supersedes unnecessary space that can be free and useful for storing our data.
They can launch your computer's boot much slower than usual.
They will capture the memory while running in the background and slow down your computer.
They can collect user data, history and other information and pass it on to system manufacturers.
Bloatware is usually an early version of the software and other software also offers advanced features.
Note: You can remove bloatware from Windows 10 in a few steps, but you can get some of them back on your computer after Windows updates are installed.

List of pre-installed applications that cannot be removed.

The four methods to remove bloatware on Windows 10 described below cannot remove the following four default applications from Windows 10:

·        Communication support
·        Cortana
·        Microsoft Edge
·        Windows React
These applications are impossible to remove from a Windows 10 computer because they are an integral part of the operating system. The only solution is to install a third party application of your choice, which has the same function and should make this a default application. For example, Microsoft Edge made it my default browser by installing the Google Chrome browser while resting somewhere on my system.

Quick and Simple Steps to remove Bloatware in Windows 10
Quick and Simple Steps to remove Bloatware in Windows 10

How to remove bloatware on Windows 10?
The traditional way to remove a program is to uninstall it. However, removing most of these software is not easy because their uninstall option is disabled, which makes it difficult to get rid of them. One of the main reasons is that Microsoft and its software partners lose money if they are not installed on your computer on this system. Here are four quick ways to get rid of Windows 10 bloatware.

Method one. Use the basic method to uninstall.
Most of the pre-installed software available on your Windows 10 computer cannot be uninstalled in this manner, but there are some that can be removed. This is a traditional method of removing any software on a Windows operating system. I have personally tried to remove Microsoft Money, Sports and News and they have been successfully removed from my system. Here are the steps to remove bloatware from Windows 10:

Step 1. Type Add or Remove Programs in the search box in the bottom left corner of the taskbar.

Step 2. From the search results displayed in the Windows 10 Start menu, select Add or Remove Programs as System Settings.

Step 3. A new window will open showing a list of all the apps installed on your system.

Step 4. Click on any app and it will display a button labeled Uninstall. Click the Uninstall button and the app will be removed from your system.

Uninstall button

Note: The uninstall button is highlighted for the Mail and Calendar app which means it can be removed using this method. However, please note that the uninstall button is disabled for the messaging app which means that this app cannot be uninstalled. You need to follow an advanced procedure described below to remove this bloatware from Windows 10.

Method two. Use PowerShell as a Windows 10 deblutter.
Windows PowerShell is a very powerful application that helps configure all settings options in Windows 10, although it is mainly used to manage tasks and configurations automatically, we can use PowerShell to remove bloatware, which cannot be uninstalled in a physical way. Here are the steps to remove pre-installed applications using PowerShell:

Step 1. In the search box in the taskbar, type PowerShell.

Step 2 Right-click on the search that displays the PowerShell application from the search results displayed and select Run as Administrator. If you get a prompt to confirm, click Yes

Step 3. A text window will open, which looks like a command prompt with a blue background contrast over black.

Step 4. Type the following command and replace the application with the name of the application you want to uninstall

Get-ApexPackage * AppName * | Remove- AppxPackage

For example, if you want to remove the default weather app, you need to specify the actual name of the weather app within Asterix. The actual name of the weather application is "Bingweather" which means the command I want to see now:

Actual Name
3D Builder
Alarms and Clock
Calendar and Mail
Get Office
Get Skype
Get Started
Groove Music
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
Movies & TV
Phone Companion
Voice Recorder

Method three. Use DISM to remove bloatware on Windows 10
The above method of removing bloatware is very simple but as I mentioned earlier it is likely to be reinstalled on your computer after a major Windows update. To remove all traces of the software from your computer, you can use the Deployment Imaging Service and management or DISM. Here are the steps to use DISM to remove bloatware on Windows 10:

Step 1. Press the Windows button on your keyboard to start the Start menu, and then type PowerShell.

Step 2. Right click on the search result that appears as PowerShell and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 3. First type the command below to get a complete list of bloatware installed on your system with their package ID.

DISM / Online / Get-Provisioned ApexPackage | String package name

Step 4. Step 3 Find the app from the list that appears and highlight the package name with the mouse and copy it by pressing CTRL + C on the keyboard.

Step 5. Type the following command to completely remove this Windows 10 bloatware from your system.

DISM / Online / Removal-Provisioned ApexPackage / PackageName: Your Papid

Step 6 .Replace the last word YYAPAPID after copying the package ID with the package ID Step.

For example, I want to start Get Started as highlighted in the image above. I will then copy the command from step 5 and add the package ID in place of your package.

DISM / Online / Removal-Provisioned ApexPackage / PackageName: Your Papid

Get Support Application ID: getHelp_10.1909.22691.0_neutral_ ~ _8wekyb3d8bbwe

The final command is to see:

DISM / Online / Remove-provisioned ApexPackage / Package Name: getHelp_10.1909.22691.0_neutral_ ~ _8wekyb3d8bbwe

Final Commandstep 7 .. Repeat these steps until you remove Windows 10 bloatware.

Step 8. Restart your machine.

Method four. Windows 10 Debtor App
The final method is to remove all Windows 10 bloatware and you will also need to install a third-party Windows 10 deblotor app simultaneously. Although some of you may not feel safe to download a third-party app, because it was on the GitHub website, I decided to take my chances and didn't find anything wrong with it.

Step 1. Open the Windows 10 Debtor website.

Step 2. Locate the green button to the right labeled as Clone or Download.

Clone or download

Step 1. Next, click on the download zip and it will automatically download to your browser's default location for download.

Download the zip

Step 1. Extract the zip file and open the folder.

Step 5. Locate the Windows10DebloaterGUI file in the folder and right-click on it. Select Run with PowerShell. If you receive a promotion to confirm, click Yes or OK.


Step Windows. A window will be opened for Windows 10 Debutter.

Step the. Click the button labeled "Remove all Bloatware".

Remove all bloatware

Step 1. The process of removing bloatware from Windows 10 will begin with PowerShell in the background. You can either see all the bloatware disappear from your system or minimize the window and continue doing something else.

The final word on how to remove bloatware from Windows 10
The above four methods will help you remove Windows 10 bloatware from your system and free up unnecessarily consumed space and resources. For every default application installed on our system, there is already a better and more convenient one with the advanced featured third party applications present on the Internet. Some of them may be paid, others are free with open source licenses. You can choose the method that suits you and bookmark this page if bloatware returns to your system after a Windows update.

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