1.    22 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Remove-AppxPackage does not appear to be working in Windows 10 1511

    Hi there.

    I like to remove the default apps that are bundled with Windows 10. Since upgrading to Windows 10 1511, the following commands do not appear to be working for me in Windows PowerShell (running as Administrator ofc)

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

    .... etc

    No error message is displayed and equally no green confirmation message. Running "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers" I see the apps simply remain installed. It's like Windows is ignoring my commands. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14955

    Hello Sprite, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since you want to get rid of all built-in apps, you might see if using step 2 in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10

    Hi Brink. Thanks very much for your welcome and your guide. I also found the below post helpful, from one of your forum members.

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Easy to automate if you want to (I do this to save space as I have very small ssd)
    foreach ($app in $apps) {    
        Get-AppxPackage -Name $app -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
        Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | where DisplayName -EQ $app | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
        Remove-Item $appPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 0
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14955

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