anyway to remove windows 10 apps?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by DEBKOL35, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. DEBKOL35

    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    I want to remove apps like xbox, cortana and some other useless mobile apps. Is there anyway? Win 8.1 let me uninstall them so easily ...but why no uninstall option in Win 10?
     
  2. followingsun

    followingsun MDL Novice

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    StartIsBack++ allow you to uninstall some Modern apps like Calculator, Mail, Alarm... but not Cortana, Settings, Store...
     
  3. moistbuns

    moistbuns MDL Novice

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    AFAIK

    C:\Windows\SystemApps

    Take Ownership to delete corresponding folders.
     
  4. AtomR

    AtomR MDL Member

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    Any reason for removing them? If you don't want them, then just ignore/don't use them. Simple.
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You could simply try to use the Right Click and if Uninstall is shown, that will works (for that Apps)! Other you could simply disable via Apps and Features!
     
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  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Yes it does, or at least the uninstall option is there for those three, not tried uninstalling them
     
  7. Hlx

    Hlx MDL Junior Member

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    1. Start an Administrative Powershell window
    2. Run the command 'Get-AppxPackage | Select Name,PackageFullname' (This will list installed Metro apps displaying the Name and PackageFullname needed to uninstall)
    3. Locate XboxLive package
    4. Copy the 'PackageFullname'
    5. Type 'Remove-AppXPackage <PackageFullname>' (replace <PackageFullname> with the text you copied from the list) and hit enter
    6. Reboot
     
  8. dvbman

    dvbman MDL Junior Member

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    The best (and official) way is by dism. If you wanto to remove unremovable apps (like defender etc) you can try install_wim_tweak.exe.
     
  9. bay12

    bay12 MDL Novice

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    hello, i use this method since windows 8, but i noticed that using dism and install_wim_tweaker from command prompt in windows 10 is very slow...sometimes the cmd look like is sleeping and i need to send "enter" to "wake up". Did you noticed/had the same is issue or is only me?

    thanks
     
  10. it007

    it007 MDL Novice

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    I used power shell and command "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage" which worked nicely in Windows 8.1, but it seems it deleted the new Windows 10 store... Is there a command to redownload it, or do I have to reinstall?
     
  11. sXpTv

    sXpTv MDL Member

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    #11 sXpTv, Jul 21, 2015
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    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
    Code:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online
    This will delete all XAML Apps except the system stuff like Action-Center, Start Menu etc..
     
  12. it007

    it007 MDL Novice

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    #13 it007, Jul 21, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
     
  13. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    not everyone uses the store though.
     
  14. dippyweb

    dippyweb MDL Member

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    Just take ownership Program Files/WindowsApps folder and delete it ;) i did that too :p
     
  15. dvbman

    dvbman MDL Junior Member

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    I don't know beacause i always use it offline, directly on .wim .
     
  16. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Just reboot, format, and install Windows XP! You obviously don't want Windows 10.
     
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  17. getsuga369

    getsuga369 MDL Junior Member

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    Use the below script just paste the text in the spoiler into notepad and run the script and select the app you want to remove..U can select all apps at once too :)

    Import-LocalizedData -BindingVariable Messages

    Function PSCustomErrorRecord
    {
    #This function is used to create a PowerShell ErrorRecord
    Param
    (
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)][String]$ExceptionString,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=2)][String]$ErrorID,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=3)][System.Management.Automation.ErrorCategory]$ErrorCategory,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=4)][PSObject]$TargetObject
    )
    Process
    {
    $exception = New-Object System.Management.Automation.RuntimeException($ExceptionString)
    $customError = New-Object System.Management.Automation.ErrorRecord($exception,$ErrorID,$ErrorCategory,$TargetObject)
    return $customError
    }
    }

    Function RemoveAppxPackage
    {
    $index=1
    $apps=Get-AppxPackage
    #return entire listing of applications
    Write-Host "ID`t App name"
    foreach ($app in $apps)
    {
    Write-Host " $index`t $($app.name)"
    $index++
    }

    Do
    {
    $IDs=Read-Host -Prompt "Which Apps do you want to remove? `nInput their IDs and seperate IDs by comma"
    }
    While($IDs -eq "")

    #check whether input values are correct
    try
    {
    [int[]]$IDs=$IDs -split ","
    }
    catch
    {
    $errorMsg = $Messages.IncorrectInput
    $errorMsg = $errorMsg -replace "Placeholder01",$IDs
    $customError = PSCustomErrorRecord `
    -ExceptionString $errorMsg `
    -ErrorCategory NotSpecified -ErrorID 1 -TargetObject $pscmdlet
    $pscmdlet.WriteError($customError)
    return
    }

    foreach ($ID in $IDs)
    {
    #check id is in the range
    if ($ID -ge 1 -and $ID -le $apps.count)
    {
    $ID--
    #Remove each app
    $AppName=$apps[$ID].name

    Remove-AppxPackage -Package $apps[$ID] -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if (-not(Get-AppxPackage -Name $AppName))
    {
    Write-host "$AppName has been removed successfully"
    }
    else
    {
    Write-Warning "Remove '$AppName' failed! This app is part of Windows and cannot be uninstalled on a per-user basis."
    }
    }
    else
    {
    $errorMsg = $Messages.WrongID
    $errorMsg = $errorMsg -replace "Placeholder01",$ID
    $customError = PSCustomErrorRecord `
    -ExceptionString $errorMsg `
    -ErrorCategory NotSpecified -ErrorID 1 -TargetObject $pscmdlet
    $pscmdlet.WriteError($customError)
    }
    }
    }

    RemoveAppxPackage
     
  18. DEBKOL35

    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    what extension should I put for the text file?
     
  19. niatat

    niatat MDL Novice

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    deliteAPP.ps1