Uninstall-Module

Uninstalls a module.

Syntax

Uninstall-Module
         [-Name] <String[]>
         [-MinimumVersion <String>]
         [-RequiredVersion <String>]
         [-MaximumVersion <String>]
         [-AllVersions]
         [-Force]
         [-AllowPrerelease]
         [-WhatIf]
         [-Confirm]
         [<CommonParameters>]
Uninstall-Module
         [-InputObject] <PSObject[]>
         [-Force]
         [-WhatIf]
         [-Confirm]
         [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Uninstall-Module cmdlet uninstalls a specified module from the local computer. You can't uninstall a module if it has other modules as dependencies.

Examples

Example 1: Uninstall a module

This example uninstalls a module.

Uninstall-Module -Name SpeculationControl

Uninstall-Module uses the Name parameter to specify the module to uninstall from the local computer.

Example 2: Use the pipeline to uninstall a module

In this example, the pipeline is used to uninstall a module.

Get-InstalledModule -Name SpeculationControl | Uninstall-Module

Get-InstalledModule uses the Name parameter to specify the module. The object is sent down the pipeline to Uninstall-Module and is uninstalled.

Parameters

-AllVersions

Specifies that you want to include all available versions of a module. You can't use the AllVersions parameter with the MinimumVersion, MaximumVersion, or RequiredVersion parameters.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AllowPrerelease

Allows you to uninstall a module marked as a prerelease.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the Uninstall-Module.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces Uninstall-Module to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Accepts a PSRepositoryItemInfo object. For example, output Get-InstalledModule to a variable and use that variable as the InputObject argument.

Type:PSObject[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MaximumVersion

Specifies the maximum, or newest, version of the module to uninstall. The MaximumVersion and RequiredVersion parameters can't be used in the same command.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MinimumVersion

Specifies the minimum version of the module to uninstall. The MinimumVersion and RequiredVersion parameters can't be used in the same command.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies an array of module names to uninstall.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RequiredVersion

Specifies the exact version number of the module to uninstall.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if Uninstall-Module runs. The cmdlet isn't run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

PSRepositoryItemInfo

Uninstall-Module accepts PSRepositoryItemInfo objects from the pipeline.