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At some point, Microsoft picked up the annoying habit of installing stuff on computer that users don’t want. At first it was minor things like apps in the Accessories folder, but at some point, it escalated into installing entire operating systems How to Block the Windows 10 Upgrade, Everything We Know How to Block the Windows 10 Upgrade, Everything We Know Microsoft really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before July 29. Windows 10 is a cash cow and easier to support. We show you how to avoid or undo an accidental upgrade... Read More  (i.e. Windows 10).

Well, today, we’re going to reel it back a bit and talk about Groove Music, another one of those apps that kind of appeared on Windows 10. It’s actually a pretty decent music player A Fascinating Look At The History Of Music Players A Fascinating Look At The History Of Music Players Read More , but if you want to get rid of it, here’s how.

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Before you get started, make sure Groove Music isn’t running.

  • Launch Powershell 15 Advanced Tasks PowerShell Can Handle in Windows 10 15 Advanced Tasks PowerShell Can Handle in Windows 10 PowerShell is similar to the command prompt, but better. It's a powerful system administration tool. We have compiled 15 tasks, some simple, some complex, that benefit from the magic of PowerShell. Read More with admin right by typing “Powershell” into Windows search, right clicking it, and selecting Run as Administrator.
  • Type Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers and press Enter.
  • Scroll down to the following: Name : Microsoft.ZuneMusic
  • Select the text under the section PackageFullName (should be something like Microsoft.ZuneMusic_3.6.22051.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe), and press CTRL-C to copy it.
  • Now enter the following: remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName (replace PackageFullName with the text you copies in the last step).
  • Press Enter to execute the command and remove Groove Music.

That’s it, if you follow the steps above, you’ll be able to get rid of Groove Music quickly and easily!

Do you have any Microsoft default apps you want to get rid of? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Sugi
    July 2, 2016 at 3:10 am

    I really like groove, it's one of the apps that make windows 10 worthwhile.
    At any rate, it's always funny to hear the disparity when talking about preinstalled software. For Apple, it's part of the "iLife" suite that combines everything you ever needed; but for Microsoft, it suddenly becomes bloatware that you need to uninstall.

  2. HildyJ
    July 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    An easier way is by using CCCleaner's uninstall tool. Just don't uninstall Store or you won't be able to reinstall apps if you change your mind.

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