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Windows 11: soon you'll be able to uninstall system apps

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8:21 AM EST, November 14, 2023

Windows 11 might soon provide an option to organize apps by enabling the uninstallation of system applications. This capability is currently being tested in a release within the Insider program, where Microsoft is examining the practicality of this solution.

One of the reasons for the increasing size of Windows 11 is undoubtedly the presence of system applications, many of which might not be of use to every user. Reports from Bleeping Computer, based on a test build of Windows 11 in the Insider program, suggest that users might soon be able to uninstall extraneous Windows components, thereby freeing up some disk space.

The feature to remove system applications such as Contacts, Photos or Camera might soon be available to Windows 11 users. Similarly, it could also extend to the uninstallation of the Remote Desktop Connection client - in other words, applications that are preinstalled with Windows 11 but might not be essential for every user's daily tasks. Removing selected programs can lead to better organization in the menu, while also saving a substantial amount of megabytes.

Currently, the option to remove system applications from Windows 11 is only accessible to insiders. It's likely that this feature will be rolled out with the next Moment update, although not before next year. Although chances are slim, it's not entirely guaranteed that this feature will make it to the stable release of Windows 11, due to unforeseen circumstances. However, there is a positive inclination towards Microsoft releasing this feature, which has been a long-standing expectation among Windows 11 users.

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