Windows 10: it will soon be possible to get rid of more applications installed by default

Microsoft obviously wants to leave more leeway to Windows 10 users, even if this does not necessarily go in its direction. The Redmond firm is already working on the development of the next major update to its famous OS (code name 19H1), whose launch window is set for the first months of 2019.

Among the expected new features, the possibility of removing more applications installed by default on the system, such as Groove Music or the Mail application, for example. This next major update of Windows 10 is in continuous testing with members of the Insiders program. It should also bring some cosmetic changes to the whole and is developing little by little in the shadow of the October update … which has been in place since the discovery of a bug that could lead to the deletion of some personal files of the user.

Windows 10: it will soon be possible to get rid of more applications installed by default

Microsoft will take a further step towards benefiting Windows 10 users. It will soon be possible to get rid of more applications installed by default on the OS, such as Groove Music or the Mail application, for example.

Note that the 19H1 update, currently in development at Microsoft, does not invent anything. The American giant had already allowed Windows 10 users to remove some of the applications installed from the start on its operating system. The novelty therefore comes from the fact that Microsoft is simply extending this measure to more programs. A measure that would almost sound like an admission of weakness on the part of the firm, vis-à-vis certain preinstalled applications.

Paint 3D, the star application of the Creators Update, October 2017, left to the good grace of users

Presented with great fanfare last year with the Creators Update, Paint 3D was one of Microsoft's fall novelties alongside a deeper integration of mixed reality into Windows 10. It makes now part of the applications left to the goodwill of users, who can remove it without batting an eyelid if they wish. Note that the mixed reality viewer can also – also – be uninstalled.

Here is the full list of programs that will soon be removable:

  • Mixed reality viewer
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Groove Music
  • Mail
  • Movies & TV
  • Paint 3D
  • Screenshot and sketch
  • Sticky Notes
  • Voice recorder

Finally, here is the list of applications that we could already get rid of:

  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • My Office subscription
  • OneNote
  • 3D print
  • Skype
  • Tips
  • Weather forecast

This removal option comes as many users have been clamoring to be able to get rid of programs they just didn't need. Microsoft has obviously chosen to listen to the grievances. A decision made easier by the lack of popularity of some of these programs.

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