Tips on how to Rapidly Take away Bloatware From Home windows 11

Microsoft has made it a lot easier to get rid of bloatware in Windows 11. That's how it works.

Unneeded built-in apps can be a nightmare for PC performance, especially when running a low-end PC. Windows 10 users used to be particularly frustrated with so many pre-installed Microsoft apps, but luckily, things have changed for the better on Windows 11.

Microsoft has finally taken a step in the right direction by drastically reducing bloatware applications on Windows 11. The few remaining pre-installed apps are very easy to remove. Read on as we explain how to safely remove bloatware applications from your Windows 11 PC.

Uninstall bloatware using the Windows 11 Settings app

The most common way to remove unwanted Microsoft apps is with the redesigned Settings app. The brand new Settings app in Windows 11 makes it very easy to uninstall bloatware and other third-party applications. To remove bloatware using the Settings app on Windows 11:

  1. Start the begin Menu and search for settings.

  2. Click the best match to open that settings App.

  3. Choose Apps from the sidebar and then click the Apps & functions Tab.

  4. Find the app that you want to remove from the App list, click on the three points Menu and click Uninstall.

  5. You will then see a pop-up dialog box; click on Uninstall again to confirm your choice and to permanently remove the application.

You can't uninstall some preinstalled apps like Microsoft Store and Cortana from the Settings app.

Another quick way to remove bloatware from your Windows 11 PC is to uninstall apps from the Start menu. Here's a quick way to remove preinstalled apps directly from the Start menu:

  1. Start the begin Menu and click All apps.

  2. Find the app you want to remove by scrolling through the app list or typing its name in the search bar.

  3. Right click the app and click Uninstall.

  4. You will then see a pop-up asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall the app. click on Uninstall again and the app will be uninstalled.

Remove bloatware with PowerShell

The above methods may not work for all preinstalled applications. It takes a harder approach to uninstalling some apps, so we'll be using Windows PowerShell. You can't remove services and apps like OneDrive and Cortana using the methods above, but you can also remove them using a Windows 11 debloating script.

Related: What Is Windows PowerShell?

The script developed by Sycnex was originally intended to remove bloatware from Windows 10, but it also works successfully under Windows 11. In our test run, we were able to get rid of unnecessary packages with the Windows 10 Debloater. However, it is not a Microsoft recommended method for uninstalling applications and services. So proceed carefully and at your own risk.

To remove bloatware with the Sycnex script we will use Windows PowerShell:

  1. Search for Windows PowerShell by doing begin Right-click the best match in the menu and click Execute as administrator.

  2. In the PowerShell console window, enter the following command and press Enter. It will download the necessary files from the repository and also create a system restore point. iwr -useb|iex

  3. Once the program starts you will see various debloat options. If you're not using Cortana and want to remove it from your PC, click Deactivate under the Cortana.

  4. You can also remove Microsoft OneDrive. To do this, click on Uninstall OneDrive, and the deflated script removes OneDrive from your PC.

  5. If you want to stop tracking services running in the background, click Disable telemetry / tasks.

  6. To uninstall other applications, click Customize the block list, and then select only the apps that you want to remove. After making sure that no required app is selected, click Save custom Allow Lists and Block Lists in custom-lists.ps1, then click Remove bloatware with custom blocklist. The debloater script will uninstall the selected apps from your PC.

We recommend restarting your PC after removing everything for the changes to take effect.

Debloat Windows 11 for the better

Compared to Windows 10, Windows 11 has significantly less bloatware, but there is still bloatware. Removing bloatware can free up valuable disk space and significantly reduce background memory usage.

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M. Fahad Khawaja
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Fahad is a writer at MakeUseOf and is currently studying computer science. As an avid tech writer, he makes sure he stays up to date with the latest technology. He is particularly interested in football and technology.

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