Following the footsteps of Windows 10, the Windows 11 Operating system also ships with many bloatware apps and services. This bloatware might be useful for some users, but most end up not using any of these. You might argue that they don’t take up much space, so it might not hurt to have some extra apps just in case you need them. But most of the time, these apps run in the background without any need, taking up a lot of resources, including RAM and CPU utilization. Since most users don’t need such preloaded apps, it becomes a challenging task to remove this bloatware from Windows 11.
This made way for many projects on the internet to debloat or remove bloatware from Windows 10. Since Windows 11 is much similar to Windows 10 in terms of working, you can also use the same projects and scripts with windows 11 without any issues. So in this article, we are going to explain how you can debloat your Windows 11 installation and make it snappier.
How to Uninstall Pre-installed Apps from Windows 11?
The first step in debloating your windows 11 installation is downloading the windows debloating script.
- First of all, visit this link in a browser. (Click here.)
- Click on the green Code button and select Download ZIP.
- Wait for the download to complete.
- Once the download is complete, go to the folder, extract it (Right Click > Extract).
- Copy the folder to a place where you can easily access it. For instance, you can paste all inside contents into D:/scripts
(Script credits go to the user who posted it and the people working on it.)
Note: Before running this script, please read the disclaimer at the end of this article. Because running scripts from an administrative shell can be dangerous for your computer. If not executed properly, it might damage other software installations or delete your important data.
So the next step is to run the script using Windows Powershell. To do so,
- Open Powershell as admin. (You can use the shortcut Windows key + X and press A)
- Now type in the following command and hit enter.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force
- Then you have to change the working folder to which you have downloaded and extracted the ZIP file.
For example, if you have saved it to Downloads, then you can use the following command.
- For another example, if you have saved it inside the D: drive as mentioned above, then you can use the following command.
- Once you are in the folder where the script is located, type in the following command, and you should be able to run the script straight from the PowerShell.
- Finally, from the pop-up, select Remove all bloatware and let the script complete its work, and you should be able to see that all of the bloatware is removed from the system.
The Easy method
Although there is an easy way to do this, so if you want to complete the tasks with a single command, then you can follow this method.
- As usual open PowerShell as admin.
- Now type in the following command:
iwr -useb https://git.io/debloat|iex
- So just wait for the script to complete its work, and you should be able to see them pop up as before. and follow the same procedure, and it should work without any issues.
Bloatware that is removed
When you run the script, the following bloatware is removed.
|Autodesk SketchBook||MSN Money||Food And Drink||Health And Fitness||Microsoft News|
|MSN Sports||MSN Travel||MSN Weather||Bio Enrollment||Windows Camera|
|CandyCrush||CandyCrushSoda||Caesars Slots Free Casino||contact support|
CyberLink MediaSuite Essentials
|DrawboardPDF||Duolingo||EclipseManager||FarmVille 2 Country Escape|
|Fresh Paint||Get started||iHeartRadio||King apps|
|Maps||March of Empires||Messaging||Microsoft Office Hub||Microsoft Solitaire Collection|
|Microsoft Sticky Notes||Minecraft||Netflix||Network Speed Test||NYT Crossword|
|Phone||Phototastic Collage||PicsArt-PhotoStudio||PowerBI||Royal Revolt 2|
|Shazam||Skype for Desktop||Sound Recorder||TuneInRadio|
Windows communications apps
|Windows Feedback||Windows Feedback Hub||Windows Reading List||Xbox App|
|Xbox Game CallableUI||Xbox Identity Provider||Zune Music||Zune Video|
As you already know, debloating windows means removing unnecessary applications from the windows installation. But this could mean that some functions may not work properly or crash with some warnings. So you have to bear this in mind and make necessary precautions such as backups or restore points prior to running this script. Hence we cannot be responsible for any damage you or the script does to your Windows personal computer.
So as you can see, debloating windows 11 is very easy and useful. Although you will not experience a lot of difference in performance when compared to running the vanilla Windows 11. Especially if you are running modern and decent hardware, but if you have old and underpowered hardware, then debloating will make a lot of difference. However, it is good to check it out even if you have a powerful system since this doesn’t make the experience much snappier.
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