Best way to get Metro/Store Apps on LTSC?

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  1. YOUNEEDTOLOGINTOVIEWTHIS

    YOUNEEDTOLOGINTOVIEWTHIS MDL Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    This is kind-of a continuation from here.

    What's the best way to get metro/store apps working on LTSC?
     
  2. YOUNEEDTOLOGINTOVIEWTHIS

    YOUNEEDTOLOGINTOVIEWTHIS MDL Junior Member

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    First, I tried installing the store using this guide. Store works and I can download/install programs, but then it starts installing apps without my permission- now my install has "Video Editor" and "Quick Assist", and of course they are impossible to uninstall.

    Next, I tried modifying @abbodi's store-install script to just install Desktop App Installer+deps and nothing else. Desktop App installer now works, and I don't have windows store, and I can install snip&sketch(for testing) using store.rg-adguard.net, but it closes as soon as I launch it. I'm guessing I'm just missing some dependency, and I'm still playing around with it.

    But more importantly, I really don't like the idea of downloading and installing random programs from rg-adguard.net.

    Any other ideas? Is it possible to keep the MS Store from installing whatever it wants?
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #3 s1ave77, May 6, 2019
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    Not sure why a new thread is needed, but be it (who am i to ask) :D.

    Is a 'simple' powershell line to remove non-system apps ;).

    In admin CMD:

    Code:
    powershell -noprofile Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser
    powershell -noprofile Get-AppxPackage Appname* ^| Remove-AppxPackage -verbose
    
    powershell -noprofile Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Restricted -Scope CurrentUser
    
    BTW: Store is already bitchy on 'normal' editions, not to mentioned when side-loaded.
     
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  4. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Member

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    Just use DISM++. You can remove provisioned appxs to your hearts desire.