Believe it or not, Windows 10 comes with a lot of bloatware pre-installed on it. Things like Candy crash, Bing Weather, Bing Sports, etc. If you really wanted to, you could go through the programs and features tool and remove each app individually. However, that would take a lot of unnecessary time and some apps wouldn’t show up in that menu. To overcome this challenge, a user on GitHub created a Windows 10 bloatware removal script that uses PowerShell to remove the unnecessary apps. So here’s how to remove bloatware from Windows 10 using this script.
1. Download the Windows 10 Bloatware Removal Script
Navigate to this GitHub repo here. Then click the option to download the repository as a zip folder. Once it’s downloaded, unzip the folder to any directory.
2. Open Powershell as Administrator
Now you need to open PowerShell as administrator. To do this, search for PowerShell in the start menu and right click on it and choose the option to open up as Administrator.
3. Run Debloater File
Navigate to the folder that you unzipped. To do this, copy the file path from Windows and precede it with the cd command. It should look something like this:
Once you are in that directory, type in .
\Windows10SysPrepDebloater.ps1, alternatively, you could hit the “w” key and “tab” and the rest would be filled in for you. You also need to add the following 2 parameters to the command to prep the system and debloat it. The full command should look like this:
.\Windows10SysPrepDebloater.ps1 -SysPrep -Debloat
Hit enter to start the process. This bloatware removal script will remove the following:
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, OneConnect, 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.
After the process is complete, you can reboot your computer. That’s all there is to it. Your computer is clean of the bloatware apps.
If you want to revert the changes, run the previous commands but only use the “revert” parameter. In any event, that’s how to remove bloatware from Windows 10.