How to uninstall Windows bloatware with winget

Find out how to uninstall Windows bloatware with winget on Windows 10 and 11

How to uninstall Windows bloatware with winget

Are you sick and tired of useless apps and programs that you can't remove?

Lets fix that! Winget is a tool that comes with Windows 10 and 11. It enables you to uninstall just about anything that you don't want. If you don't want Cortana, cool, its gone. Don't want edge? Gone as well.

Let's get started.

The first thing we need to do is open up a terminal. If you don't know how to do this, click your start menu and type "cmd". Right click it and select "Run as administrator" and click "Yes" to any prompts.

Now that we have the command prompt open we can start removing some of this junk from windows. 

The syntax for the command is "winget uninstall" - For example, if I wanted to remove cortana I would run "winget uninstall cortana"

If you don't know what the package name is, run winget list (program name) - Example: "winget list xbox". Running that will return this:

If we want to remove the Xbox Game Bar we would run "winget uninstall Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe" (Note: You must include the full name or it will not work.)

Note: When Windows updates, you will need to uninstall those packages again as they may get installed by the update.

Having problems? Leave a comment down below and I'll do my best to help you.