The following types of apps run on Windows 10:

  • Windows apps - introduced in Windows 8, primarily installed from the Store app.
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps - designed to work across platforms, can be installed on multiple platforms including Windows client, Windows Phone, and Xbox. All UWP apps are also Windows apps, but not all Windows apps are UWP apps.
  • “Win32” apps - traditional Windows applications, built for 32-bit systems.

Digging into the Windows apps, there are two categories:

  • System apps - Apps that are installed in the c:\Windows* directory. These apps are integral to the OS.
  • Apps - All other apps, installed in c:\Program Files\WindowsApps. There are two classes of apps:
    • Provisioned: Installed the first time you sign into Windows. You’ll see a tile or Start menu item for these apps, but they aren’t installed until the first sign-in.
    • Installed: Installed as part of the OS.

The following tables list the system apps, installed Windows apps, and provisioned Windows apps in a standard Windows 10 Enterprise installation. (If you have a custom image, your specific apps might differ.) The tables list the app, the full name, show the app’s status in Windows 10 version 1511, 1607, and 1703, and indicate whether an app can be uninstalled through the UI.

Some of the apps show up in multiple tables - that’s because their status changed between versions. Make sure to check the version column for the version you are currently running.

Want to see a list of the apps installed on your specific image? You can run the following PowerShell cmdlet:

Get-AppxPackage Select Name,PackageFamilyName
Get-AppsProvisionedPackage -Online select DisplayName,PackageName

System apps

System apps are integral to the operating system. Here are the typical system apps in Windows 10 versions 1511, 1607, and 1703.

Name

Full name

1511

1607

1703

Uninstall through UI?

Cortana UI

CortanaListenUIApp

x

No

Desktop Learning

x

No

DesktopView

x

No

EnvironmentsApp

x

No

Mixed Reality +

HoloCamera

x

No

Mixed Reality +

HoloItemPlayerApp

x

No

Mixed Reality +

HoloShell

x

No

Microsoft.AAD.Broker.Plugin

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.AccountsControl

x

x

x

No

Hello setup UI

Microsoft.BioEnrollment

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.CredDialogHost

x

No

Microsoft.LockApp

x

x

x

No

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft.Microsoft.Edge

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.PPIProjection

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. Apprep.ChxApp

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. AssignedAccessLockApp

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. CloudExperienceHost

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. ContentDeliveryManager

x

x

x

No

Cortana

Microsoft.Windows.Cortana

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. Holographic.FirstRun

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. ModalSharePickerHost

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. OOBENetworkCaptivePort

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. OOBENetworkConnection

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. ParentalControls

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. SecHealthUI

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. SecondaryTileExperience

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.Windows. SecureAssessmentBrowser

x

x

No

Start

Microsoft.Windows. ShellExperienceHost

x

x

x

No

Windows Feedback

Microsoft.WindowsFeedback

x

*

*

No

Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI

x

x

x

No

Xbox logon UI

Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider

x

No

Contact Support

Windows.ContactSupport

x

x*

x*

In 1511, no.*

Windows.Devicesflow

x

No

Settings

Windows.ImmersiveControlPanel

x

x

x

No

Connect

Windows.MiracastView

x

x

x

No

Print UI

Windows.PrintDialog

x

x

x

No

Purchase UI

Windows.PurchaseDialog

x

No

Note

  • The Windows Feedback app changed to the Windows Feedback Hub in version 1607. It’s listed in the installed apps table below.
  • As of Windows 10 version 1607, you can use the Optional Features app to uninstall the Contact Support app.

Installed Windows apps

Here are the typical installed Windows apps in Windows 10 versions 1511, 1607, and 1703.

Name

Full name

1511

1607

1703

Uninstall through UI?

Remote Desktop

Microsoft.RemoteDesktop

x

x

Yes

PowerBI

Microsoft.Microsoft PowerBIforWindows

x

x

Yes

Candy Crush

king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga

x

Yes

Code Writer

ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491

x

x

Yes

Eclipse Manager

46928bounde.EclipseManager

x

x

Yes

Pandora

PandoraMediaInc.29680B314EFC2

x

x

Yes

Photoshop Express

AdobeSystemIncorporated. AdobePhotoshop

x

x

Yes

Duolingo

D5EA27B7.Duolingo- LearnLanguagesforFree

x

Yes

Network Speed Test

Microsoft.NetworkSpeedTest

x

x

Yes

Paid Wi-FI

x

Yes

Skype Video

x

Yes

Twitter

x

Yes

PicArts

x

Yes

Minecraft

x

Yes

Flipboard

x

Yes

Provisioned Windows apps

Here are the typical provisioned Windows apps in Windows 10 versions 1511, 1607, and 1703.

Name

Full name

1511

1607

1703

Uninstall through UI?

3D Builder

Microsoft.3DBuilder

x

x

Yes

App Connector

Microsoft.Appconnector

x

Yes, through Settings app

Money

Microsoft.BingFinance

x

Yes

News

Microsoft.BingNews

x

*

*

Yes

Sports

Microsoft.BingSports

x

Yes

Weather

Microsoft.BingWeather

x

x

x

No

Phone Companion

Microsoft.CommsPhone

x

Yes

Microsoft.ConnectivityStore

x

No

Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller

x

x

Yes, through Settings app

Get Started/Tips

Microsoft.Getstarted

x

x

x

Yes

Messaging

Microsoft.Messaging

x

x

x

No

Microsoft 3D Viewer

Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer

x

No

Get Office

Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub

x

x

x

Yes

Solitaire

Microsoft.Microsoft SolitaireCollection

x

x

x

Yes

Sticky Notes

Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes

x

x

No

OneNote

Microsoft.Office.OneNote

x

x

x

No

Sway

Microsoft.Office.Sway

x

*

*

Yes

Microsoft.OneConnect

x

x

No

Paint 3D

Microsoft.MSPaint

x

No

People

Microsoft.People

x

x

x

No

Get Skype/Skype (preview)/Skype

Microsoft.SkypeApp

x

x

x

Yes

Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp

x

x

No

Microsoft.Wallet

x

No

Photos

Microsoft.Windows.Photos

x

x

x

No

Alarms & Clock

Microsoft.WindowsAlarms

x

x

x

No

Calculator

Microsoft.WindowsCalculator

x

x

x

No

Camera

Microsoft.WindowsCamera

x

x

x

No

Mail and Calendar

Microsoft.windows communicationsapps

x

x

x

No

Feedback Hub

Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub

*

x

x

Yes

Maps

Microsoft.WindowsMaps

x

x

x

No

Phone

Microsoft.WindowsPhone

x

No

Voice Recorder

Microsoft.SoundRecorder

x

x

x

No

Store

Microsoft.WindowsStore

x

x

x

No

Xbox

Microsoft.XboxApp

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay

x

No

Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider

*

x

x

No

Groove

Microsoft.ZuneMusic

x

x

x

No

Movies & TV

Microsoft.ZuneVideo

x

x

x

No

Microsoft.XboxSpeech ToTextOverlay

x

No