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  1. Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       06 Feb 2016 #90

    I think that's good advice. I'll sit tight. Thank you
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts : 104
    Windows 10 Home
       06 Feb 2016 #91

    No problem. I learned a lot with Windows 10 after refreshing it for the 5th time.

    Also forgot to say if you want the best photo viewer to me that is free use this.
    http://faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,429
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       06 Feb 2016 #92

    Hello Wayne,

    You could see if resetting the Store cache may help with app updates.

    Store Cache - Clear and Reset in Windows 10

    If not, then sometimes restarting the computer may help the app work properly again.

    If still not, then you could try re-registering the Store.

    Store - Re-register in Windows 10

    If still not, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling the app for only that account.
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  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,049
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       06 Feb 2016 #93

    Thanks Shawn, thanks for the links. I did try re registering the once store before and that's why I am extremely wary of powershell in this current build. It caused more havoc than good, luckily a system restore point brought everything back but I did have to delete a couple of the user accounts and recreate (I can't remember what the lingering issue was) which was pretty painful. I might ignore the photos app for now and see if a future update brings a magic fix

    i would hope MS is aware of the unreliability of the store and update process. There seem to be enough issues when googling with no sure way of fixing for them to of noticed.

    cheers, Wayne
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       06 Feb 2016 #94

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Thanks Shawn, thanks for the links. I did try re registering the once store before and that's why I am extremely wary of powershell in this current build. It caused more havoc than good, luckily a system restore point brought everything back but I did have delete user accounts and recreate (I can't remember what the lingering issue was) which was pretty painful. I might ignore the photos app for now and see if a future update brings a magic fix
    Until then, here's how to restore Windows Photo Viewer to use for now if you like.

    Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10
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  6. Join Date : Jul 2015
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       06 Feb 2016 #95

    Wow, thanks. I was unaware of that still being in the OS. I will look into this.

    cheers
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       06 Feb 2016 #96

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  8. Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Feb 2016 #97

    Removing apps in Audit mode


    I'm wondering which option would be best used in audit mode. Here's the scenario: Install a fresh copy of W10 Pro on a machine, at the welcome screen, <Ctrl> <Shift> <F3> into audit mode.

    I want to uninstall certain apps and then have that propagate to all users post imaging. Would uninstalling the apps using options 1 or 2 apply to all future users after exiting audit mode or should I use option 3?

    I've got all weekend to test this out but if someone's already tried it, would love to hear the results.
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  9. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       06 Feb 2016 #98

    Hello jnanavich,

    I haven't done this in audit mode, but I would avoid the ones applied to all users. They currently break the default apps in Start.
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  10. Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Feb 2016 #99

    First off - this site is genius. There is more helpful info here than anywhere else I've found. Many thanks!

    I did a little testing and this seemed to work for me so I thought maybe I'd throw this up in case it might help others. Or maybe I'm way off base here and if so I'm open to criticism or correction.

    Fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. <Ctrl> <Shift> <F3> at welcome to get into audit mode.
    First thing I tried was uninstalling different apps in different ways, I uninstalled a few apps from the settings, a few for the current user and a few provisioned apps for all users (Options 1, 2 and 3).Created an answer file, then sysprep using

    sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:E:\unattend.xml

    This failed giving the error "Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation." The log file referenced errors like: "SYSPRP package <packagename> was installed for a user, but not provisioned for all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image." and "SYSPRP Failed to remove apps for the current user: 0x80073cf2."

    So I reinstalled into audit mode and this time uninstalled all apps using PowerShell for both the current user using:
    Get-AppxPackage | % {if (!($_.IsFramework -or $_.PublisherId -eq "cw5n1h2txyewy")) {$_}} | Remove-AppxPackage
    ...and then for the provisioned apps using:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online

    After running SYSPREP this time there were no failures, machine shut down, fired it up, went through the setup and all apps were gone except Edge. The Store app was gone though and so I'm not sure I want that gone.

    So I reinstalled into audit mode and this time tried uninstalling a half dozen apps.

    I used the following PowerShell command to list the apps for the current user:
    Get-AppxPackage | % {if (!($_.IsFramework -or $_.PublisherId -eq "cw5n1h2txyewy")) {$_}} | select PackageFullName
    and the following to get a list of provisioned apps:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName

    Then I uninstalled the same apps for both the current user and the matching provisioned apps using:
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.2.1.0_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.3DBuilder_10.9.50.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.BingFinance_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.BingNews_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.BingSports_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.BingWeather_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXPackage Microsoft.CommsPhone_1.10.15000.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.2.1.0_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.3DBuilder_10.9.50.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingFinance_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingNews_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingSports_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingWeather_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.CommsPhone_1.10.15000.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    SYSPREPped the machine and no errors.

    But... (and I'm not sure if this is what folks are talking about "breaking" the default apps but...) After imaging either removing all apps or just a few selected apps, I get tiles in the Start menu that have a band of smaller icons across them (see screenshot.) When I'd uninstalled Store (in my second try by uninstalling all apps) and I tried clicking on these "broken" apps it gave me a message "You'll need a new app to open this ms-windows store." When I'd just uninstalled certain apps for both the current user and the matching provisioned app but left Store, I'd still get the "broken" app showing in the Start menu but when I clicked on it the Windows Store would open. In either case I can right click and unpin that "broken" app from the Start menu.
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    I guess I should explain I'm preparing Windows 10 to be rolled out in a (government) business environment and don't really want folks exploring the Sports, News, etc. apps. These are business computers and the last thing I need is folks complaining to the Mayor that they walked in and everyone was playing MineCraft. I'd like to lock these things down with only minimal apps available. So I guess my end goal would be to uninstall almost every app (maybe not weather and I've read about leaving Store and just disabling it but haven't got that far yet.)

    So the direction I'm leaning for audit mode is to uninstall most of the apps for the current user and then the corresponding provisioned apps. It seems that for sysprep to work, I need to uninstall those in pairs. Sysprep fails if I just uninstall the provisioned app and not the corresponding current user (built in Administrator) app. Also, with the "broken" apps or tiles in the Start menu, if I right click and remove those logged in as the built in Administrator in audit mode, then run sysprep they don't show up for any new users created after the sysprep process runs and I'm out of audit mode. The apps and the "broken" tiles are gone.

    Sorry, a bit lengthy I know but hopefully it'll help someone down the road. Or like I said, if I'm wrong here, I can take being flamed.
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