Microsoft Windows 11 runs great on most modern PCs, but users can further enhance their experience by removing bloatware from the operating system. Windows 11 was launched worldwide in October last year. However, its launch was a bit controversial as several older-gen PCs did not meet the new criteria set by Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 11.
After that initial tussle, several Windows 10 began upgrading to Windows 11. However, the adoption of Microsoft‘s latest OS seems to be a bit slow. While Windows 11 comes with many new features like a revamped UI, a cleaner design and more customizability options, it also comes with many pre-installed apps. These apps, or bloatware as they’re commonly known, can noticeably decrease the performance of a Windows 11 PC.
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Thankfully, there are two ways to get rid of these unwanted applications. The first one is the manual method, but it is a bit slow. Meanwhile, the other is much faster but requires the installation of a third-party app uninstaller. However, both these methods work in an almost similar manner, so users can select the one that feels good enough for them and use it to remove bloatware on their Windows 11 PC.
Remove Windows 11 Bloatware Manually & With A Third-Party App
Probably the most straightforward way to remove bloatware from a Windows 11 PC is to uninstall these pre-installed apps from the system completely. Users can do so by searching for the ‘Apps and Features’ option setting in the search bar. Doing so will make all the installed apps appear in a new window. Users can now delete each of these programs by left-clicking on the three vertical dots located on the right-most parallel side and selecting ‘Uninstall.’ The apps menu will showcase all pre-installed Windows apps, including the useful ones, along with the bloatware. Therefore, users should take a thorough look at each app they wish to delete from the system before doing so. While trying this method, scouring the internet to find out the common bloatware apps in the Windows 11 OS can also be helpful. Users can also manually delete apps from the Windows 11 start menu. Start by clicking on the Windows icon and selecting the ‘All apps’ option located in the top right corner of the screen. Doing so will display a list of all the pre-installed apps on the PC, and users can easily delete each one by right-clicking on them and selecting ‘Uninstall.’
Individually selecting and deleting multiple files can be tedious for some users. However, eliminating bloatware can also be done more efficiently by using a third-party application called ThisisWin11. It is available for everyone to download for free on the popular code hosting platform, Github. To use ThisisWin11, users need to install and run the app on their system by using the ‘Run as Administrative’ option. Once the app opens, users need to navigate to the ‘Debloat Windows 11’ tab, where they’ll see a complete list of all the bloatware present in their system. Then, users can select these apps and move them to the recycle bin using the option given in ThisisWin11 and then proceed to delete them accordingly. Furthermore, Windows users can also save select pre-installed apps from deletion. It is a quick and easy method that saves a lot of time but requires the download of a third-party app uninstaller.