By default the Windows 10 update includes a series of native Modern UI applications that can’t be removed by conventional methods, as in the case of the email manager and the news and weather apps, among others. Luckily, there’s 10AppsManager, a practical, free (and unofficial) tool that lets you remove up to 23 of these preinstalled applications, with the benefit of being able to reverse the uninstall as needed.

Concretely, the program can remove the following applications: 3D Builder, Alarm, Calculator, Camera, Movies and TV, Get Office, Get Skype, Start using, Email and Calendar, Maps, Stocks, Music, News, OneNote, Contacts, Company App, Photos, Solitaire, Sports, Store, Recorder, Weather, and Xbox. In the case of Skype and Office it doesn’t get rid of that software, but of the annoying shortcuts to the installer.


As it’s an unofficial tool (even though it’s totally functional and effective), it’s advisable to create a restore point before you make any changes. Likewise, to recover a removed app, you should do a series of steps that go a bit further, although they’re not that complicated. In particular, to recover the removed items you’ll need to open your Windows shell and type in the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

That said, this method can’t be used to recover ALL the installed applications, hence the recommendation to create a restore point. In any case, you’re probably not going to suddenly start missing the Stocks or Weather applications if you already use other specific tools for that. It’s not going to be for a lack of alternatives.

Source | The Windows Club


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