Win10 Reinstall Preinstalled Apps

1. First, go ahead and download this zip file: reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip

2. Extract the contents to your desktop

3. Open PowerShell as administrator.

4. If your PowerShell shows this directory PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>.. run this command:


  • cd ../../

  • CD Users\YourUserName\Desktop

5. run this command:

  • Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

6. You need to get the string of the app you want to reinstall. You can open another PowerShell window to get the list of app name or you can find the strings of the app down in the list here:


Name: Microsoft.LockApp
Name: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Name: Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
Name: Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
Name: Windows.ContactSupport
Name: Windows.MiracastView
Name: Windows.PrintDialog
Name: Windows.PurchaseDialog
Name: Microsoft.SkypeApp
Name: Microsoft.WindowsScan
Name: Microsoft.WindowsReadingList
Name: Microsoft.Reader
Name: Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00
Name: Microsoft.XboxApp
Name: Microsoft.Getstarted
Name: Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
Name: Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
Name: Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
Name: Microsoft.WindowsPhone
Name: Microsoft.People
Name: Microsoft.ZuneMusic
Name: Microsoft.WindowsMaps
Name: Microsoft.ZuneVideo
Name: Microsoft.WindowsStore
Name: Microsoft.Windows.Photos
Name: Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
Name: Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
Name: Microsoft.Office.OneNote
Name: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
Name: Microsoft.Appconnector
Name: Microsoft.BingFinance
Name: Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink
Name: Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness
Name: Microsoft.BingNews
Name: Microsoft.BingSports
Name: Microsoft.BingTravel
Name: Microsoft.WindowsFeedback
Name: Microsoft.Windows.Cortana
Name: Microsoft.BingWeather
Name: windowscalculator
Name: Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
Name: commsphone
Name: photos
Name: windowsalarms

to find other apps strings:

Get-AppxPackage

7. this is where you put those app tags to use:


  • .\reinstall-preinstalledApp.ps1 *app name tag*
  • example: .\reinstall-preinstalledApp.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*
  • Reinstall all apps instead of single app:

.\reinstall-preinstalledApp.ps1

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