Avoid auto app (Asphalt, twitter ecc) install after first boot

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  1. a0a0

    a0a0 MDL Novice

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    Question in title :mushy:
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Just uninstall them; that's what I did. How-to Geek has a pretty good article on doing just that. Of course the AU put them right back so of course I uninstalled them again. As stated earlier, and as we were pre-warned, the AU was going to put them back (and add new ones) as apparently Microsoft has a core set of apps they want you to have and will push them on you.
     
  3. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Or use the MSMG ToolKit and remove them from the install media.
     
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  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Or just unpin them from the start menu.
     
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  5. a0a0

    a0a0 MDL Novice

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    I Will try it
    Not work.
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #6 PhaseDoubt, Sep 7, 2016
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    Are you trying to unpin a tile and it's not working?

    EDIT: I just started my VirtualBox Windows 10 Home x64 VM and unpinned every tile from the start menu. If you can't unpin tiles, you've got something going on preventing it.
     
  7. a0a0

    a0a0 MDL Novice

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    no, i can unpin the tiles but when I start updates (first boot after format) the apps are downloaded and installed
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #8 PhaseDoubt, Sep 8, 2016
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    No idea. Once I unpin or uninstall an app, it's gone. So far multiple restarts on multiple machines has not returned unpinned or uninstalled apps. Well, installing the AU brought some back along with a few new ones, but that was expected. But even after the AU update, once unpinned and/or uninstalled, the apps have not returned.

    Some how or other (and it's going to take better minds than mine) it sounds like you're doing a restore of some kind and not a simple restart. It is a mystery.

    I just noticed you said "format". Why are you formatting anything? Normally a format precedes an OS re-installation or some other process where you need to clear the drive.

    Why do you think the apps are being "downloaded"? Disconnect your computer from the internet, do your unpin and "format" routine and see what happens. If they come back then, it's not something you're downloading, it's a local anomaly.

    But I'm still wondering why you're performing multiple formats as you seem to be saying it happens every time you format. Formatting more than once should not be necessary and it's not something you normally do over and over.

    I could be dead wrong, but are you reinstalling the OS after each reformatting? That would overwrite all your tweaks for sure.
     
  9. stashekmajcherc

    stashekmajcherc MDL Novice

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    MSMG is the best solution..run as admin,I allready move more of unusefull apps in my computer
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    wasn't(isn't) there a setting in the store app settings to stop auto download and install stuff? I don't have store installed to look, but there used to be at one time.
     
  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Store setting is stop auto update of installed apps, doesn't affect promoted conent
     
  12. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    [FONT=&amp]Not that I could find with a quick look. But some settings are buried several layers down and not immediately obvious to the casual observer and ... I don't use the store.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&amp]The odd part to me is the OP’s mentioning of formatting. [/FONT]