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Uninstalling OneNote From Windows 10

Jack in Brooklyn, NY asked us how to uninstalled OneNote from his computer

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Jack asked: “I recently installed OneNote on my laptop, thinking that it might be the program I want to use. It’s not, but guess what… I cannot find an uninstaller for that program. How do I get OneNote off my system?”



We’re guessing you’re using Windows 10. It used to be easier to uninstall OneNote, but under Windows 10, Microsoft really wants you to keep it.

To get rid of it you’ll need to open the Start menu, search for PowerShell, right click on the result and click on Run as administrator.

That’s where things get too complicated for radio, you’ll be better off coming to our website for the command you have to type to uninstall it, but in case you’re feeling brave, here it goes:

Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

And you’re done, Windows should boot OneNote from your computer. They just don’t make it as easy as they make removing other programs.

Microsoft will tell you that this is caused by OneNote being promoted from an optional app to being part of the Windows 10 operating system itself, and the result of this promotion is that you’re not uninstalling an app, you’re removing part of the operating system.

That doesn’t make it any less annoying to remove, but I guess we can understand the reasoning.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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  1. Why did Microsoft make the dang One Note so hard to use? It is awful. It puts itself in EVERY file on my computer and you cannot delete one version without deleting all the information in all of them. I like the idea of a note book type app, but this one is not the one for a simple mind like mine. Thanks for your help, now as soon as I get brave enough I will try to do it.

  2. Dave thank you for your help. I had Windows 7 and downloaded to Windows 10 and we are happy with its performance. That OneNote was a pain but did your suggestion and it was easy. I dont know if I did that process correctly because that OneNote little window comes up which really slows my PC down when starting up. Any other suggestions we would appreciate.

  3. In my Windows version 1909 x64 it worked using Windows PowerShell ISE.
    Select the proper PowerShell in /Windows PowerShell
    Thanks for the tip Dave.