Remove Windows Bloatware

Remove Windows Bloatware

Here is a PowerShell script that can be used to remove unwanted pre-installed apps from Windows. $MsftBloatApps = @( "Microsoft.3DBuilder"

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Here is a PowerShell script that can be used to remove unwanted pre-installed apps from Windows.

$MsftBloatApps =  @(
    "Microsoft.3DBuilder"
    "Microsoft.BingFinance"
    "Microsoft.BingNews"
    "Microsoft.BingSports"
    "Microsoft.BingWeather"
    "Microsoft.Getstarted"
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub"
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection"
    "Microsoft.Office.OneNote"
    "Microsoft.People"
    "Microsoft.SkypeApp"
    "Microsoft.Windows.Photos"
    "Microsoft.WindowsAlarms"
    "Microsoft.WindowsCamera"
    "microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps"
    "Microsoft.WindowsMaps"
    "Microsoft.WindowsPhone"
    "Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder"
    "Microsoft.ZuneMusic"
    "Microsoft.ZuneVideo"
    "Microsoft.AppConnector"
    "Microsoft.ConnectivityStore"
    "Microsoft.Office.Sway"
    "Microsoft.Messaging"
    "Microsoft.CommsPhone"
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes"
    "Microsoft.OneConnect"
    "Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub"
    "Microsoft.MinecraftUWP"
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftPowerBIForWindows"
    "Microsoft.NetworkSpeedTest"
    "Microsoft.MSPaint"
    "Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer"
    "Microsoft.RemoteDesktop"
    "Microsoft.Print3D"
)

# Uninstall default third party applications
$ThirdPartyBloatApps = @(
    "9E2F88E3.Twitter"
    "king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga"
    "4DF9E0F8.Netflix"
    "Drawboard.DrawboardPDF"
    "D52A8D61.FarmVille2CountryEscape"
    "GAMELOFTSA.Asphalt8Airborne"
    "flaregamesGmbH.RoyalRevolt2"
    "AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress"
    "ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491"
    "D5EA27B7.Duolingo-LearnLanguagesforFree"
    "Facebook.Facebook"
    "46928bounde.EclipseManager"
    "A278AB0D.MarchofEmpires"
    "KeeperSecurityInc.Keeper"
    "king.com.BubbleWitch3Saga"
    "89006A2E.AutodeskSketchBook"
    "CAF9E577.Plex"
    "A278AB0D.DisneyMagicKingdoms"
    "828B5831.HiddenCityMysteryofShadows"
)

# Uninstall Windows Store
$WindowsStoreApps =@(
    "Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller"
    "Microsoft.WindowsStore"
)

$XboxFeaturesApps = @(
    "Microsoft.XboxApp"
    "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider"
    "Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay"
    "Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay"
    "Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI"

)

#Remove Microsoft Bloat Apps
foreach ($MsftBloatApp in $MsftBloatApps) {

    Get-AppxPackage -Name $MsftBloatApp -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object DisplayName -EQ $MsftBloatApp | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
}

#Remove Third Party Apps
foreach ($ThirdPartyBloatApp in $ThirdPartyBloatApps) {

    Get-AppxPackage -Name $ThirdPartyBloatApp -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object DisplayName -EQ $ThirdPartyBloatApp | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
}

#Remove Windows Store App
foreach ($WindowsStoreApp in $WindowsStoreApps) {

    Get-AppxPackage -Name $WindowsStoreApp -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object DisplayName -EQ $WindowsStoreApp | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
}

#Remove Xbox Apps
foreach ($XboxFeaturesApp in $XboxFeaturesApps) {

    Get-AppxPackage -Name $XboxFeaturesApp -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object DisplayName -EQ $XboxFeaturesApp | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
}

#Disable Xbox gaming features
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\System\GameConfigStore" -Name "GameDVR_Enabled" -Type DWord -Value 0
If (!(Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR")) {
    New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR"
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR" -Name "AllowGameDVR" -Type DWord -Value 0

# Uninstall Windows Media Player
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName "WindowsMediaPlayer" -NoRestart -WarningAction SilentlyContinue

# Disable search for app in store for unknown extensions
If (!(Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer")) {
    New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" -Name "NoUseStoreOpenWith" -Type DWord -Value 1



#Disable Telemetry
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" -Name "AllowTelemetry" -Type DWord -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" -Name "AllowTelemetry" -Type DWord -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" -Name "AllowTelemetry" -Type DWord -Value 0


#Disable Wi-Fi Sense
If (!(Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting")) {

    New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting" -Force | Out-Null

}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting" -Name "Value" -Type DWord -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots" -Name "Value" -Type DWord -Value 0

#Disable Bing Search in Start Menu
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" -Name "BingSearchEnabled" -Type DWord -Value 0
If (!(Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search")) {

    New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" -Force | Out-Null

}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" -Name "DisableWebSearch" -Type DWord -Value 1

 

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