How to uninstall Photo app in Windows 10

Original Title: Unwanted apps

Hello Boys & Girls

How can I rid myself of the app called 'Photos', I already have much better software on my computer and don't appreciate 'clever' software doing things behind my back.

If I wanted an album blending my fathers death with my holiday snaps I would probably be seeking psychiatric help.

Can anyone help me with this?  I need to know how to uninstall unwanted apps! 

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Last updated November 18, 2018 Views 33,354 Applies to:
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Hi,

Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

Please follow the below steps to know how to uninstall Photo App in Windows 10:

  1. Close the Photos app if you currently have it open
  2. In the the Cortana/Search Windows box type powershell
  3. Click on ‘Windows PowerShell’ when it appears – right click on it and choose ‘Run as Administrator’
  4. In the PowerShell window enter the following command (tip: copy and paste will save mistakes.

Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage

A ‘Deployment operation progress …’ message will temporarily appear. When this goes the uninstall has finished.

The Photos app will now be gone and the Windows Photo Viewer will now be used to open your images.

Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, we are happy to help you further.

Thank you.

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The vertical bar is immediately below the backspace key on most keyboards.  Here is the command you need:   

get-appxpackage -allusers *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage

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