Uninstalling Microsoft Photos

Every so often I hear my CPU fan spinning up wildly. A quick check of the Windows Task Manager reveals the culprit to be the Windows Photo App, an app I never use so I decide to delete it.

A quick Google search and I find the basic instructions to do so, summarized here:

  • Open PowerShell (Windows-X, then select PowerShell (Admin))
  • Enter the following command, then sit back and wait:
    • Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • All done!

My CPU can now rest peacefully.

Featured image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.