removing Skype from Windows 10

Skype has somehow become annoying bloatware that ships with Win10. It’s also buggy as hell – in my case, it never shows me contact requests, which makes me look like an idiot in front of clients. I’m sticking with using the webapp version at all times – at least it seems to more-or-less work.

More unfortunately, you cannot uninstall it using the normal control panel route, you have to do it with PowerShell.

To uninstall Skype for Windows 10

1. Click the start window icon on your taskbar
2. Type powershell. Watch it will find the link before you get too far into typing.
3. Right-click on the Powershell start menu and select “Run as administrator”
4 enter this command: get-appxpackage *skype* | remove-appxpackage