Anyone who’s working with and administering Windows 10 will notice it comes with a bunch of (annoying and unnecessary) preinstalled apps and features. Fortunately there is an easy way to remove this bloatware using PowerShell.
Richard Newton did a very good job by writing an all-in-one PowerShell script which removes (almost) all of the bloatware apps from Windows.
- Manual command line interactive (Windows10Debloater.ps1)
- Manual GUI interactive (Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1)
- Silent automated for SysPrep / OOBE scenarios (Windows10SysPrepDebloater.ps1)
As you can see the script also contains other features such as disabling Cortana, Edge PDF takeover, OneDrive, Telemetry and a few bloatware registry keys.
The following bloatware apps will be removed by the script, but you can also use a customized blacklist:
3DBuilder, Appconnector, Bing Finance, Bing News, Bing Sports, Bing Weather, Fresh Paint, Get started, Microsoft Office Hub, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Microsoft Sticky Notes, OneNote, OneConnect, People, Skype for Desktop, Alarms, Camera, Maps, Phone, SoundRecorder, XboxApp, Zune Music, Zune Video, Windows communications apps, Minecraft, PowerBI, Network Speed Test, Phone, Messaging, Office Sway, Windows Feedback Hub, Bing Food And Drink, Bing Travel, Bing Health And Fitness, Windows Reading List, Twitter, Pandora, Flipboard, Shazam, CandyCrush, CandyCrushSoda, King apps, iHeartRadio, Netflix, DrawboardPDF, PicsArt-PhotoStudio, FarmVille 2 Country Escape, TuneInRadio, Asphalt8, NYT Crossword, CyberLink MediaSuite Essentials, Facebook, Royal Revolt 2, Caesars Slots Free Casino, March of Empires, Phototastic Collage, Autodesk SketchBook, Duolingo, EclipseManager, ActiproSoftware, BioEnrollment, Windows Feedback, Xbox Game CallableUI, Xbox Identity Provider, and ContactSupport.
I ran a full test on a clean freshly installed Windows 10 version 1903 environment without any issues.
I’d say, give it a go and let me know your thoughts 😀 .