Uninstall & Reinstall Windows 10 Default / Preinstalled Apps

Adam Alter
Adam Alter Last Updated: May 19, 2022


Software: Windows 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-18


If you experience issues with any of the Windows 10 default apps, you can choose to reinstall them through the Command Prompt and Windows Store. Reinstalling the Windows default apps can also help if you've recently changed the system language and the apps haven't been updated yet.

[Solution 1] Reset the default apps

  1. Open the Settings app and click Apps.
  2. Click on the app you wish to reinstall and select Advanced options.
  3. Click Reset and let the process finish.

[Solution 2] Reinstall the default apps with Powershell


  1. Open PowerShell (Admin) and uninstall the affected apps. A full list of commands can be found below.
  2. Open the Windows Store.
  3. Search for any apps you uninstalled and choose to install them.

PowerShell App Uninstall Commands

To uninstall the 3D Builder app, execute Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Alarms & Clock app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the App Connector app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Asphalt 8:Airborne app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Asphalt8Airborne* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Calculator app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Camera app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Candy Crush Soda Saga app, execute Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Drawboard PDF app, execute Get-AppxPackage *DrawboardPDF* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Facebook app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Facebook * | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Farmville 2: Country Escape app, execute Get-AppxPackage *FarmVille2CountryEscape* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Feedback Hub app, execute Get-AppxPackage *WindowsFeedbackHub* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Get Office app, execute Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Get Skype app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Get Started app, execute Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Groove Music app, execute Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Mail & Calendar app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Maps app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Messaging + Skype app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app, execute Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Microsoft Wallet app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Wallet* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Microsoft Wi-Fi app, execute Get-AppxPackage *ConnectivityStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Minecraft UWP app, execute Get-AppxPackage *MinecraftUWP* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Money, Sports, News and Weather app, execute Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Movies & TV app, execute Get-AppxPackage *ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Netflix app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the News app, execute Get-AppxPackage *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the OneNote app, execute Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app, execute Get-AppxPackage *OneConnect* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Paint 3D app, execute Get-AppxPackage *MSPaint* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Pandora app, execute Get-AppxPackage *PandoraMediaInc* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the People app, execute Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Phone app, execute Get-AppxPackage *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Phone Companion app, execute Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Photos app, execute Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Scan app, execute Get-AppxPackage *WindowsScan* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Skype app, execute Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Sports app, execute Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Solitaire Collection app, execute Get-AppxPackage *solit* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Sticky Notes app, execute Get-AppxPackage *MicrosoftStickyNotes* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Sway app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Twitter app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the View 3D Preview app, execute Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft3DViewer* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Voice Recorder app, execute Get-AppxPackage *soundrec* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Weather app, execute Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Xbox app, execute Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Xbox One SmartGlass app, execute Get-AppxPackage *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage

To uninstall the Xbox Game Speech Window app, execute Get-AppxPackage *XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage


Adam Alter
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Adam Alter

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the author of Drunk Tank Pink, a New York Times bestseller about the forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave, and Irresistible, a book about the rise of tech addiction and what we should do about it.


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