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Windows 11 Will Soon Let You Uninstall Already Installed Software

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image credit - pcworld.com The next update for Windows 11 will have some exciting new features, such as better Live Captions and more voice prompts. You can sign up to be a Windows Insider if you can't wait to try out new features as soon as they come out. Windows Insiders can use Preview Build 25391, which just came out on August 16, and the option to uninstall three more Microsoft stock apps: Photos, People, and Remote Desktop. Stock apps, which are also called in-box apps or clutter, are helpful for many people, but not everyone. Users of Windows who didn't want to use the stock apps had just to ignore them and give up a few megabytes. Even though these private apps are made by Microsoft, Microsoft is now giving people more say over what stays on their computers.  You can become a Windows Insider or wait until the update is available to everyone to remove the three stock apps listed above and many more. Read on to find out which built-in Windows 11 apps you can remove and how to do it. 

What Windows 11 apps are removable?

Microsoft works slowly on changes and sends out new Preview Builds to all Windows Insiders. Updates are sent to the Canary Channel, where users can then download the latest build and start using Windows 11's newest features.  In the last few builds, Microsoft has made it possible for users to remove stock apps that couldn't be removed before. Photos, People, and Remote Desktop are the last three stock apps you can remove. Here is a quick list of the other apps that come with Windows that you can remove:
  • Camera
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Cortana
  • Clock
  • Feedback Hub
  • Family
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Media Player
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Clipchamp
  • Microsoft To Do
  • Movies & TV
  • News
  • Notepad
  • Paint
  • Quick Assist
  • Snipping Tool
  • Sound Recorder
  • Terminal
  • Tips
  • Weather
  • Xbox
You shouldn't have to sign up to be a Windows Insider to be able to get rid of apps like Paint, Calculator, and Sound Recorder. The ability to remove certain apps came with recent updates that have already been sent to Windows Insiders, tweaked, and sent to the rest of the public. You won't be able to get more current Preview Build updates, like being able to uninstall the Camera or Cortana apps, unless you are a Windows Insider.  Also Read - Microsoft PowerToys: Step-by-Step Instructions To Install On Windows 11

How to Install Already Installed Apps In Windows 11

It's easy to get rid of some of the preinstalled apps that come with Windows 11.  [caption id="attachment_191118" align="aligncenter" width="970"]windows 11 uninstall image credit - laptopmag.com[/caption]
  • Press the Windows key + I or look for "Settings" in your start menu to get to your computer's Settings app.
  • Choose Apps, then click the three vertical dots to the right of the app's name if you want to remove it. If you can get rid of the app, the "Uninstall" button will be black and usable. 
  • After you click Uninstall, a pop-up will appear, and you'll need to click Uninstall again to finish.

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