In the dynamic world of digital technology, convenience and efficiency are paramount. Recognizing this, Microsoft has introduced the Windows Package Manager, commonly known as “winget”. For those unfamiliar, winget is not just another command-line tool, but a revolutionary feature in Windows 11 and 10 that is designed to streamline and automate various software-related tasks. Whether it’s searching for a particular app, downloading, installing, or even configuring it – winget has got you covered. Remarkably, it’s not solely for developers; even the average user can harness its power to install applications using straightforward commands. But what if you want to uninstall an app? Now, the good news is that winget also offers a feature to uninstall both UWP and classic apps, regardless of whether they were installed using the package manager tool, the Microsoft Store, or any other source. In this risewindows guide, we’ll walk you through the process of using the Winget command to seamlessly uninstall apps on Windows 11 and 10 devices. Stay tuned!
How to Uninstall App with Winget Command on Windows 11 or 10?
Do these steps to remove an app by winget command on Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 2. Type the following command and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to list all installed apps on your PC:-
Step 3. Then, type the following command and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to uninstall an app from your PC:-
winget uninstall "APP-NAME"
Note: In the above command, replace APP-NAME with the app’s actual name. For explanation, to uninstall WhatsApp, you need to use the following command:-
winget uninstall "WhatsApp Desktop"
Step 4. Winget command-line tool is also used to uninstall an app with the app’s ID. Type the following command to remove an app by its ID and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-
winget uninstall --id "APP-ID"
Note: In the above command, replace APP-ID with the actual ID of the app. For example, to uninstall the Microsoft Teams app, use this command:-
winget uninstall --id MicrosoftTeams_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Quick Note: To copy texts from the Command Prompt window, select texts with the mouse pointer and then right-click. It will copy the chosen texts instantly.
Step 5. You can also remove an app using the version of the app by typing the following command and hitting Enter key on the keyboard:-
winget uninstall "APP-NAME" --version x.xx.x
Note: In the above command, replace APP-NAME with the app’s actual name, and in the place of version x.xx.x, specify the version number of the app. For example, to uninstall the latest version of “Microsoft Teams” app from your PC, use this command:-
winget uninstall “microsoft teams” --version 1.5.00.21463
After finishing the steps, it will remove the UWP app silently from your PC. If you use the winget command to remove a traditional desktop application, the app uninstaller may appear with additional steps to finish the uninstall.
The Windows Package Manager, winget, has become an essential tool for Windows 10 and 11 users, offering a streamlined way to manage software. This guide has elucidated the process to uninstall apps using winget, offering users a straightforward method to maintain and clean up their digital workspace. With such convenience at hand, even average users can keep their systems organized and efficient.