How to uninstall default apps in Windows 11 and Windows 10 [Definitive Guide]

Windows is definitely a popular operating system used by people around the world. There is a lot of good thing about the OS such as features, performance, and the ecosystem that it brings. But, there is one particular thing that everyone is annoyed with. No matter what the platform, or OS, you will find bloatware. You can consider those apps as bloatware if you do not have any use for them. There are two types of such apps. One where you will be able to uninstall, and the other where you simply cannot uninstall them. If you might have purchased a new PC or performed a factory reset of your PC, you will new a large number of these apps. Today, we will be taking a look at how to uninstall default apps from Windows 11.

Now, you obviously can’t control what apps will come with your PC when you purchase a new one or for that matter even what apps will be reinstalled after performing a factory reset. But, what you can do is remove them right away. There are two ways you can follow to remove such types of apps or bloatware from your Windows 11 PC. If you are someone that is annoyed with such apps that are consuming up your precious storage space, this is the guide for you.

Uninstall Stock Apps from Windows 10 and Windows 11 PC

There are two types of apps that you will encounter. One set of apps is the ones where you can easily uninstall them and the other set is where you simply cannot uninstall them. There is however a solution when you want to uninstall such unremovable apps. Also, the best part of all of this is that you do not need to make use of any third-party apps to do all of this. Let’s get started.

How to easily remove stock apps from your Windows PC

The first method is a super simple and easy method of removing apps without any headache. Here are the steps.

  1. Click on the Start menu button on the Taskbar. Now, click on the All Apps menu at the top right of the Start menu.
  2. You will now be seeing all of the apps that are presently installed on your Windows 11 PC.
  3. To remove a particular app, right-click on it. Select the Uninstall option from the Context Menu.
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  4. The app will now be removed from your Windows 11 PC.
  5. However, if the particular app does not have the Uninstall option in the context menu, you can follow this next step to remove the app.

How to forcefully remove stock apps from your Windows PC

  1. First, you need to right-click on the Start menu button.
  2. From the context menu that shows up, click on the Windows Terminal option.
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  3. Now that the Windows Terminal is open, type in winget list and hit the enter key.
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  4. You will have to agree to a few agreements. For that, simply type the uppercase Y.
  5. A list of all the installed programs and apps will now be displayed in the list.
  6. As an example, I will remove the Phone Link app from my PC.
  7. The Phone Link app cannot be uninstalled by simply right-clicking and selecting Uninstall.
  8. So, let’s see how we can uninstall the Phone Link app.
  9. With the Windows Terminal open, simply type in winget uninstall “Phone Link”
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  10. Now, hit the enter key.
  11. The app will now be removed from your Windows 11 PC.
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  12. Within a few seconds or so, the app will now be removed from your Windows 11 PC.

Conclusion

And there you have it. Two simple and easy-to-follow ways that let you remove or uninstall stock apps from your Windows 11 PC. The good part about this is the fact that all of this can be done without using any third-party apps. Som, we hope this guide has helped you in removing apps that are simply taking up your storage space on your PC. Do let us know in the comments below if the methods have worked perfectly for you or not.

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