How To Uninstall Game DLCs and Add-Ons Installed From Microsoft Store in Windows 11

In Microsoft Store, you can get all types of apps, games, and even movies from just a single app. The store has a large number of games. When it comes to games, you also know that a number of games have additional content, better known as DLCs. DLCs (Downloadable Content) can be in the form of additional game content like special items, new levels, additional vehicles, or props, and at times it can also be new game modes.

One of the best examples to talk about DLCs from the Microsoft Store has to be Forza Horizon 5. Apart from the base game, you will see additional DLCs like the car packs, HotWheels pack, Treasure Map, the Car Pass, and a ton of similar packs. Now, let’s assume you have purchased the game and have even got the DLC aka add-ons for the game from Microsoft Store. So, how do you remove these DLC contents from your PC?

How To Uninstall DLCs Downloaded from Microsoft Store

There can be times when you might have no use of the DLC content that you have downloaded to your PC. It could also be that the DLC content seems to be taking up a bit too much space on your system or you no longer need it. Normally, one would simply uninstall the game to make way for storage space. But what if you just want to play the base game and also save storage space? Uninstall DLCs and Add-Ons.

Uninstall Game DLCs Installed from Microsoft Store

Now, let’s take a look at how you can safely and easily be able to remove DLCs that have been installed from Microsoft Store. Now, even if you have a paid or a free DLC installed on your PC, it will just remove itself from your PC, the DLC will always be associated with your Microsoft account at all times. So don’t worry about losing access to the DLCs you have purchased. Let’s take a look at the steps you need to follow to uninstall these add-ons.

How To Uninstall DLCs Downloaded from Microsoft Store
  1. First, click on the Start button to open the Start Menu and then open the Settings app.
  2. Click on the Apps tab from the left pane of the settings app. Then Select the Installed Apps option.
  3. Here you will see all the apps that have been installed on your Windows 11 PC.
  4. Simply scroll through the list and select the app whose DLC you want to remove.
  5. Once you have selected the app, scroll down to where it says App add-ons and Downloadable Content.
  6. Here, you will see all the DLCs that have been installed for the particular game.
  7. Simply select the DLC and then choose the Uninstall button.
  8. A popup will be displayed if you want to uninstall the DLC. Click on the Uninstall button to remove the DLC from your Windows 11 PC.

And this is how you can easily uninstall your app and game DLCs installed from the Microsoft Store easily on your Windows 11 PC. Now, if you want to go back to install the DLCs for the game from the store, we have mentioned the steps for that below.

Install Game DLCs from Microsoft Store

Installing Game DLcs from the Microsoft Store is simple and easy. It all depends if the DLC is a paid or a free one since you will have to obviously make the payment for the DLC and then get access to download it.

How To Uninstall DLCs Downloaded from Microsoft Store
  1. Launch the Microsoft Store app on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Make sure you are signed in with your Microsoft Account.
  3. Now, search for the game whose DLCs you want to download. Alternatively, if you know the exact name of the DLC, you can simply enter that in the search bar of the Microsoft Store.
  4. Once you find it, simply click on the button that says Get. In a few seconds, the DLC will be downloaded. This will also work for DLCs that you have paid for earlier.
  5. If this is a new DLC, simply choose the payment option, pay the amount and the DLC will be installed right away.
  6. You can access the DLC when you launch the game.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily uninstall and then install game DLCs from the Microsoft Store on your Windows 11 PC. The process is very straightforward. You do not have to do any herculean tasks to remove the DLC. The whole process of removing the DLC should take you less than a minute. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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