These apps that come preinstalled on the device are called (bloatware), And some of them are disturbed by the idea that all of these applications take up space from the disk and most of them are not used due to the presence of better alternatives that they depend on before, and in some cases it is difficult to completely delete them from the device.
In any case, do not worry; Most of these apps take up very little hard drive space and can be easily ignored if you use third-party alternatives. But some of these apps you should delete because they are annoying.
Below we will go through the built-in Windows 10 applications that you should get rid of after installing the system in your device:
1- Get rid of adware apps quickly:
Once you have installed a new copy of Windows 10 on your new computer, and you log in using a local account or your Microsoft account, you will find some unexpected applications in the (Start) menu whether you want them or not, including: Candy Crush and Bubble Witch 3 Saga, March of Empires, and others.
Windows 10 starts with Version 1903 By grouping these sponsored apps into one folder; You can delete it with the following steps:
- Go to the Start menu.
- Select the Sponsored Applications folder, then right-click on it.
- Click on the option (uninstall) Uninstall.
2- Games applications:
If you do not use your computer to play, you can uninstall the game applications that come pre-installed in the system, such as: Xbox, Xbox game bar, Xbox Live, and Mixed Reality Portal, through the following steps:
- Go to the Start menu, then type in the search bar (Mixed Reality Portal).
- At the top of the search bar, a list of options will appear, click on the option (Uninstall).
- You can delete all Xbox applications directly from the Start menu, all you have to do is select the application, then click the right mouse button on it, and from the options menu, press (Uninstall) Uninstall.
3- Office, OneNote and OneDrive apps are completely optional:
Are you an Office 365 subscriber? Your answer to this question will determine how you deal with these applications previously installed in Windows 10, as the new Office application in the Start menu provides quick access to cloud-based office applications, but if you do not use these applications and rely on Google Cloud applications like me then you do not need To it on your computer.
OneNote lets you easily record and manage notes, and you can use the cloud-based version with a Microsoft account for free, even if you don’t subscribe to Office 365, so if you don’t have an alternative app you can rely on, it’s a great option for taking and managing notes in Windows 10 already. . And if you don’t want it you can uninstall it like any other app.
The (OneDrive) application is not recommended to remove it from your computer, as you can rely on it to keep a backup copy of your computer.
4- Keeping the Mail and Calendar apps is a good choice:
You can use the Windows 10 built-in email app with Gmail, and other email services. And if you decide to use the Mail app, you can sync it with your account in the Calendar app, which will provide you with an automatic view of upcoming appointments and meetings when you click the calendar on the right side of the taskbar.
5- You cannot uninstall these 6 apps:
If you right-click on any of the following six applications: Alarm, Clock, Camera, Photos, Maps, People, and Your Phone application, you will notice that there is no option to uninstall in the list, because these applications are considered by Microsoft as one of the basic applications in Windows 10 , And deleting it could cause unexpected system behavior. So don’t try to delete it in any way.