DISM Windows 8.1 - Remove APPS from the install.wim - Question

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  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hey up.

    I was messing with Windows 8.1 and DISM and found myself looking at removing the pre-installed apps.

    Got this

    Works well and displays a list of apps.

    I used this

    And it worked fine.

    Not tested an install as yet after removing the apps but I will be doing.

    Wanted to ask is there a line which can be added to the command which gets the list of apps and have it saved as a text file. Save's me manually writing down the names and numbers of each app.

    Been searching about and can't seem to find owt and my scripting skills are quite poor.

    Any tips on this little matter ??

    Cheers..

    :cool:
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #2 Shenj, May 12, 2014
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    This simple.

    Code:
    DISM /Image:%~dp0mount /Get-Provisionedappxpackages > C:\Packages.txt
     
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  3. tnx

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  4. tnx

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    Worked a treat, just amended the DIR to save the output file to my chosen folder and hey presto.

    PERFECT !!!!!
     
  5. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    use win toolkit the lastest has been update to remove metro apps:)
    too
     
  6. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Cheers for that..
     
  7. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Just this minute I tested it out...Worked like a charm.

    :)
     
  8. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    yea its better then using app like vlite or other the safest :)
     
  9. tnx

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    Hi lite8, can I pick your brains. With your tag you may know.

    Is it possible to remove the "App Store" from an install.wim ?

    Plus "OneDrive" ( at least I think that's what it's called )

    I downloaded that software you recomended in post #5, had a quick look at it but not really used it, could that do it ?
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afaik the Industry Embedded 8.1 versions are shipped with all features except the Store. Maybe this would be a base to check/work with :g:.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Sounds interesting. I will check this out.

    Cheers.
     
  12. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    There is also a camera app that doesn't show up in dism. I know that for an online image you can change something in the registry so dism does list it and you can remove it. Maybe it works the same for the store.
    This is probably not going to work for an offline image as dism doesn't read the image's registry.
    What may help you out is having a look in Windows\servicing\Packages of your mounted wim, maybe you can change something in the files for camera and store so dism picks them up.
    Also interesting is that the store and camera aren't in the regular metro app place but in Windows\Camera and Windows\Winstore.
     
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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    In another thread murphy78 mentioned the Audit Mode route to remove Apps via Powershell, then Sysprep/Generalize and Capture :g:.
     
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    Powershell is also an option, but there is no real difference between using dism and powershell (except that it might be easier to remove the hidden apps?).
    If powershell can remove then without hacking around then that is the best option for the hidden apps, otherwise I'd stick with dism as it's cleaner if you use it for install.wim purposes.

    Does anyone actually know why the camera app is locked? Does it provide camera access to other apps like skype or is there a different reason?
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Yeasss I have seen his threads, some good reading on those. :)

    I saw a REG edit to disable the Store, I may just use this route.

    I can honestly say I am never going to use the Store nor download any apps from it.
     
  16. LiteOS

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    btw tnx i think using wtk to remove metro apps kills windows store
     
  17. tnx

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    Ohhhhh. My earlier test was on my older PC, I may well do the same test on my working machine and see what happens.

    Interesting.
     
  18. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #18 murphy78, May 14, 2014
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    Certain apps are hidden by the system.
    You can run a program called "install_wim_tweak.exe" to un-hide these packages
    Example:
    Code:
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-MediaViewer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-MediaViewer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Camera-Package" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-WebcamExperience-Package" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-FileManager-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-FileManager-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    
    
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    
    
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Checkpoint-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Checkpoint-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "F5-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "F5-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Juniper-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Juniper-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-VpnPlugins-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-VpnPlugins-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "SonicWALL-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "SonicWALL-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
    Use this tool with extreme caution and don't blame me if you break something.
     

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  19. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    #19 tnx, May 14, 2014
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    Nice one :)

    Just on the iPad at the mo so will give this a good looking at later or when I get time.

    Thanks very much.
     
  20. orbidia

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    #20 orbidia, May 18, 2014
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