Accumulation of apps can slow down a PC; it is common for some factory applications to not be used much or to collect user data, threatening their privacy
Is your Windows 10 running out of space or running slowly ? One option to resolve this issue is to remove unwanted applications or ones that you no longer use. You can choose to delete apps from the Microsoft Store or so-called OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), factory applications made especially for automakers, which end up being unnecessary for the PC owner .
In other words, this category of applications that overwhelm your computer makes up a problem known as bloatware. It is usually pre-installed by suppliers, manufacturers or operators. This often happens when software developers pay vendors to install their products on devices.
Even though some preinstalled apps are useful, it is common for your machine to purchase some apps that collect user data as software or operating system updates are made. Therefore, the damage is often not only the exhausted memory of the PC, but also the privacy of the individual. And this can be resolved by simply deleting the unwanted application.
In the case of Windows 10, some applications are quite easy to remove. Just click on the button with the Windows symbol in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then select an app and click on the “uninstall” option. Thus, if you do not use them, you can delete various applications such as Skype , Calculator, Calendar, Netflix and others. However, this does not apply to all applications. In such cases, use Fresh Start (below).
How to remove apps through Fresh Start
Through Fresh Start, you can remove OEMs and install a new copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft servers. You no longer need to go to the official website to download the operating system or create a USB drive to reinstall it. Just follow the steps below:
- Click on the Windows menu and then on “settings” (marked by the gear symbol);
- Scroll down and go to “Update and Security”; 3. Click “Recovery”. In “Restore your PC”, click “start now”;
- Select “Keep my files”;
- Choose a local cloud;
- Go to “Change settings”;
- Set to restore pre-installed applications? Select “no”. Click “Next” and you’re done.
Fresh Start via command prompt
Another alternative to using Fresh Start is to use a command prompt, an option to execute entered commands and advanced administrative functions. To do this, follow the steps below:
- Look for the “Command Prompt” option and open it as an administrator;
- You must be at C: \ Windows \ System32. Type systemreset.exe -cleanpc and press Enter;
- After a few seconds, the Fresh Start screen will open;
- Click the “Next” button to start the process.
Open source apps
You can choose specialized tools for removing bloatwares, which can make the process much easier. An example is Bloatbox, which manually removes pre-installed applications.
- To download the Bloatbox app, access the link on the GitHubwebsite . Extract the file to your desktop;
- Double-click on Bloatbox.exe and install the feature;
- Select the applications you want to uninstall using Bloatbox and click “remove selected”, taking the unwanted apps to the removal area;
- You will see a removal confirmation screen. There is no need to restart the computer. You have already uninstalled the applications.