The windows 10 operating system was offered by Microsoft to its users free of charge. However, as you already know, anything that is free comes with a lot of things that users would probably not have any need for.
It comes with some restrictions as well. However, users can make use of all the features but will have to put up with viewing ads. That is the case with the windows 10 operating system.
Windows users who just switched from using windows 7 or 8 to windows will notice that there are ads that are making suggestions as to the apps that users should open on the start menu.
Ads that are normally shown by Microsoft are ads for OnDrive, Office, Skype, and many others. Some have been pre-installed on the operating system that users do not need. These apps are however there and they take up storage space as well.
You know that when there is something that you do not need, what you normally do is to get rid of it, especially when it is taking up valuable space on your device. You rid of it so that you can use that available space to store something else.
So if you are a windows 10 user and you are looking to remove the [re-installed apps that came with your operating system, then you are reading the right article.
In this article, I will be showing you how you can get those apps removed from your machine so you can have space for more important apps installed later on.
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How To Remove Pre-installed Windows 10 Apps
Now, to remove the pre-installed apps, there are ways that you will have to follow. Let us take a look at them. All you have to do is to follow the simple that has been listed down below to get rid of the unwanted pre-installed apps on your machine.
- Open the Settings app on your Windows 10 system
- Now press Windows key + I. This will open the settings app
- Now click on ‘apps’
- Now click on ‘apps and features’ this can be located on the left pane
- Scroll down and choose the app you are looking to install and then click on uninstall.
After completing the process above, you will see that the particular app has been removed from the computer. You can do this for all the apps that you are looking to remove from your computer.
How To Disable Apps Suggestion Feature
In case you do not want to remove the apps but do not want to be notified of them by anything, you can get that done in the settings as well. Doing this can be done in the settings as well. Please follow the steps below.
- Go to settings again
- Go to ‘personalization’ and then head over to ‘start’
- Now locate ‘occasionally show suggestions in the start’. Disable it.
This will cause the ads that tell you to open an app in the start menu to cease from then on.
How To Disable Microsoft Consumer Experience
You can also disable the Microsoft consumer experience. The apps and suggestions are all part of the Microsoft consumer experience. This can be disabled as well if you wish to do so. Doing so will stop the apps and suggestions from playing on again. However, this can only be done if you are using the enterprise edition of the Windows 10 operating system. So in case, you are running the enterprise edition of windows, please just follow the short steps below to disable the Microsoft consumer experience.
- Open RUN dialog box and type in ‘gpedit.msc’
- Now head over to ‘computer configuration’
- And then to ‘administrative templates’
- Now go to ‘windows components’ and then to ‘cloud content’
- Enable ‘turn off Microsoft consumer experiences
And you are done. it will now be turned off. The app suggestions will then stop. Automatic installations of apps will also cease.
So I hope this article has been helpful today. You just learned how to remove pre-installed apps in Windows 10. Make sure to visit the site to get to know how to do more things on your Windows 10 system.