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Need to get rid of bloatware in Windows 10? Here is how to do it

In this article you will find out:

  • how to get rid of bloatware
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

What is Bloatware?

For some, this is your first time hearing the word, "Bloatware." Bloatware is simply an app pre-installed on a device; the device could be a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Bloatware can take up so much space on your device. You may not pay attention to them until you've almost exhausted the leftover storage space on your device, and then you need to free up more space for new apps and files.

How to Get Rid of Bloatware on Windows 10?

To remove Windows 10 bloatware applications, you need to use the built-in command-line utility, PowerShell. Nevertheless, you can also use a 3rd-party uninstaller application to remove the bloatware apps.

1. Using PowerShell

Using the built-in Windows PowerShell utility, you can remove most bloatware on Windows 10.

  • Right-click on the Start icon and select PowerShell (Admin) from the context menu.
  • To remove an app, type Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage.

Remember to replace “Soundrecorder” with the name of the app you want to remove.

2. Via DISM

The DISM utility is another Windows 10 bloatware removal tool built into Windows OS. DISM, which stands for Deployment Imaging Service and Management works differently, and below is how to use this tool.

  • Launch PowerShell (Admin) and type DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | select-string Packagename to view all your app’s packagename.
  • Now type DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:thepackagename.

Replace “thepackagename” with the name of the package to remove. Restart your PC after removing any app.

3. Regular Uninstalling Method

There are certain Windows 10 bloatware apps you can remove by simply right-clicking on them and selecting the “Remove” or “Uninstall” option. Such apps include Money, Weather, Sports, News, and other similar apps you can find from the Start Menu screen.

Always Keep Your Data Safe

The importance of data backup cannot be overstated. It is advisable to run data backups regularly to ensure that all your files are safe - just in case of a data loss situation. Creating backups is not stressful - it doesn’t need to be stressful either. Using the DiskInternals Partition Recovery Software, you can create as many data backups as possible.

DiskInternals Partition Recovery is a professional software app that allows you to recover lost files and partitions on Windows computers. However, it also includes a data backup feature called “Disk Image.” You can create as many disk images as possible for free.

A disk image is a more advanced backup technology, and it saves everything in the selected drive. When you create a disk image using DiskInternals Partition Recovery, you can easily mount it back at any time, and the computer would look exactly as it was when you made the backup.

Steps to Create a Disk Image Using DiskInternals Partition Recovery

  • Download and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery on your Windows computer.
  • Launch the program after installation and close the “Wizard” that would launch automatically.
  • Select the drive you want to back up (your primary disk), right-click on it, and select "Create Image."
  • Choose the options, and also select a directory to save the Disk Image. (Note: disk images must be saved on an external drive).

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