Groove Music is the default music player or media player in Windows 10. The Groove Music app is the revamped version of Xbox Music introduced with Windows 8. The Groove Music app in Windows 10 is fairly impressive and allows you purchase music from the Store as well.
Groove Music in Windows 10
Considering the limited number of universal apps available in the Store, without a doubt, Groove Music is one of the best music player app out there for Windows 10. Microsoft has been adding new features to the app with each update but there are many users who still are not impressed with Groove Music.
Since Groove Music is the default music player in Windows 10, many users have set the classic Windows Media Player as default music player in Windows 10 just to avoid using Groove Music.
Over the last few months, quite a few users have asked us if it’s possible to completely uninstall and remove Groove Music from Windows 10. If you’re one those users who prefer to have a third-party software or WMP as your music player in Windows 10, you can uninstall and remove Groove Music from Windows 10 with ease.
In this guide, we will see how to completely uninstall Groove Music app from Windows 10.
Method 1 – Uninstall Groove Music from Windows 10 using PowerShell
Method 2 – reinstall Groove Music in Windows 10 using CCleaner
Uninstall Groove Music via PowerShell
NOTE: If you’re not comfortable using PowerShell, you can use the popular CCleaner program to uninstall the app. Please refer to instructions in Method 2 (scroll down to see) to uninstall Groove Music using CCleaner.
Step 1: Close Groove Music, if it’s running.
Step 2: Open PowerShell with admin rights. To do so, type PowerShell in Start menu or taskbar search box, right-click on PowerShell entry and then click Run as administrator option.
Click Yes button when you see the User Account Control dialog.
Step 3: In the elevated PowerShell prompt, type the following command and then click Enter key to execute the command.
Step 4: Scroll down, locate the Zune Music (yes, Zune Music) and copy the PackageFullName of ZuneMusic using selecting the text next to PackageFullName and using Ctrl+C hotkey.
Step 5: Finally, execute the following command to completely uninstall Groove Music from your Windows 10 account.
In the above command, replace PackageFullName with the PackageFullName of Groove Music that you copied in the previous step. Press Enter key to execute the command. The command should executer without any errors.
Uninstall and remove Groove Music using CCleaner
Step 1: Download CCleaner and install the same, if it’s not already installed. Please make sure that you have 5.11 or later version as the ability to uninstall Windows 10 apps is not present in older versions.
Step 2: Launch CCleaner.
Step 3: Click Tools and then click Uninstall to view all installed apps as well as traditional desktop programs. If CCleaner is not loading or showing installed apps, please wait for while with patience.
Step 4: Right-click on Groove Music app and then click Uninstall button. Click Yes button when you see the confirmation prompt. That’s it!
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