How to uninstall Microsoft News App in Windows 10?

By Eunice Samson | June 11, 2019 |

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For most people, it is important to get updates about current events. One of the best sources of daily news is the Microsoft News app. For many desktop users, this built-in Windows utility can be quite useful. However, some prefer other news apps. You probably found this article because you also want to know how to remove the Microsoft News app in Windows 10. In this post, we are going to share various methods to get rid of the built-in software program.

Before you proceed…

You must know that removing the Microsoft News app will uninstall the Calendar app as well. It is worth noting that Microsoft offers them as a bundle. So, if you are going to remove the News app, you need to be ready to say goodbye to the Calendar app too.

Method 1: Removing the Microsoft News App Via the Start Menu

One of the easiest ways to uninstall the Microsoft News app is by accessing it through the Start menu. If you’re ready to learn how to uninstall the Microsoft News app in Windows 10, proceed to the instructions below:

  1. Go to your taskbar, then click the Windows icon.
  2. Now, type “Microsoft News” (no quotes).
  3. From the results, right-click Microsoft News.
  4. Now, select Uninstall from the context menu.
  5. You will see a prompt telling you that you are about to remove the app and its related info. Click Uninstall to proceed.

Method 2: Accessing the Microsoft News App via Settings

You can also use the Settings app to get rid of Microsoft News. Here are the steps:

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key+I. Doing so will launch the Settings app.
  2. Once the Settings app is open, click the Apps tile.
  3. Now, go to the right pane.
  4. Scroll down until you find the Microsoft News app.
  5. Select Microsoft News.
  6. Click the Uninstall button to get rid of the app.

Method 3: Removing Microsoft News Using PowerShell

A lot of built-in apps do not offer a simplified ‘Uninstall’ feature. So, if you do not see this option on the Settings app, you can use the elevated PowerShell utility. To proceed, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your taskbar, then right-click the Windows icon.
  2. Select Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the options.

Note: If you haven’t installed the Creators Update, what you’ll see on the menu is Command Prompt. If this is the case, you need to press Windows Key+S on your keyboard. Type “Command Prompt” (no quotes) inside the Search box. Right-click Command Prompt from the results, then select Run as Administrator.

  1. Once Windows PowerShell (Admin) is up, paste the command line below, then press Enter:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingNews | Remove-AppxPackage


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After running the command, Microsoft News will be removed from your computer.

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Additional Tip: Clean Up Residual Files

It is important to remember that residual files can affect the performance of your computer. So, we recommend performing a set of additional steps that will help you get rid of all leftover files from the Microsoft News app.

Step 1: Checking the Program Files and AppData Folders

  1. Go to your taskbar, then click the Search icon.
  2. Inside the Search box, type “%programfiles%” (no quotes), then hit Enter. Doing so will open the Program Files folder.
  3. Look for any folders that have the name of the program you uninstalled. If you find one, delete it.
  4. Now, press Windows Key+S.
  5. Type “%appdata%” (no quotes) inside the Search box, then press Enter. The AppData folder will open.
  6. Repeat the third step from the list.

Step 2: Clean Up Windows Registry

Before you proceed, you must be cautious with following the steps in modifying your registry. Remember that one false move can cause significant damage to your operating system. On the other hand, if you are confident that you can modify your registry without a single mistake, please create a backup first. In this way, you can undo any changes you make. Here are the steps:

  1. Click the Search icon on your taskbar.
  2. Type “regedit.exe” (no quotes) inside the Search box, then press Enter.
  3. Once the Registry Editor opens, select the entry you want to back up.
  4. Right-click the entry, then select Export.
  5. Type the name you want to use for the backup file.
  6. Select the location you want to store the file in.

To remove the unnecessary keys, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Registry Editor by repeating Steps 1 to 2 from above.
  2. Look for the following keys:




If you’re using a 64-bit Windows version, you need to look at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node key as well.

  1. Now, explore these keys and look for entries with the name of the program you removed. Delete any related keys you will find.

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Which of the uninstallation methods we shared do you prefer?

Let us know in the comments below!

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