How to Use CCleaner to Uninstall Pre-Installed Windows 10 Apps


Windows 10 by defaults comes with a few pre-installed apps such as Edge, Store, Photos Comparison, Mail, 3D builder etc. Some of these apps like Edge, Phone Comparison and Mail are really useful for the user and they are pretty happy with them. But the others are just occupying space that can be put to better use.

By default Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to uninstall these apps using the standard method. For some apps such as Skype, Mail and 3D builder, it sure is to uninstall them using the standard method. All you have to do is right-click on the respective icon and select icon. But for the rest of the apps this method is invalid. To do that you will need the help of a third-party software, i.e. CCleaner.

In this tutorial we will guide you on how to Use CCleaner to Uninstall Pre-Installed Windows 10 Apps. Just keep on reading.

Windows user will know that up till now if they needed to uninstall an app they had to execute a command in elevated PowerShell. But things have changed now and this is not needed anymore.

Those of you who are not advanced Windows users or are not familiar with the usage of PowerShell can simply use the good old CCleaner to uninstall default apps in Windows. This works for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 perfectly.

CCleaner version 5.11 allows you to easily uninstall apps and free up some space for other useful things. Here is how you can do it.

How to Use CCleaner to Uninstall Pre-Installed Windows 10 Apps

Step 1: Launch CCleaner and click Tools.


Step 2: Click Uninstall (selected by default) to view all installed traditional programs as well as apps.

Step 3: From the names of the apps right-click on the one that you want to uninstall. Select uninstall and Uninstall Button again when the confirmation dialog box appears.


And this is it! Your app will be removed without any problems.

Note: If you plan on re-installing the apps in any later date then do not uninstall Store app from your system. Also this method is not valid for Edge and Cortana.