Windows 10: Are all these games actually installed? Solved

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  1.    09 Jan 2018 #1

    Are all these games actually installed?


    Just done a fresh install of Windows 10, and when I click the Start button, I can see loads of stuff I really don't want. Most of this seems to be games.

    Are these actually installed? If so, how do I get rid of them? If they aren't installed, do I just unpin the icons from the Start menu?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 29,418
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       09 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello Yossu, :)

    These would be suggested apps from the Microsoft Store.

    They will be automatically installed unless you turn this off using the method in the tutorial below.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Jan 2018 #3

    Just uninstall what you don't want.
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  4.    09 Jan 2018 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    These would be suggested apps from the Microsoft Store.
    They will be automatically installed unless you turn this off using the method in the tutorial below.
    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    I followed those instructions, and rebooted to be sure, but my Start menu still shows loads of games and things I don't want.

    Looking at the control panel, I can't see any of them under the list of installed programs, but it could be that apps show up somewhere else (never used them so I don't know).

    Any ideas? Thanks
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  5.    09 Jan 2018 #5

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Just uninstall what you don't want.
    None of them show up in the control panel. Does that mean they aren't installed? Where do apps normally show up?

    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 29,418
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       09 Jan 2018 #6

    If you right click on the game in the Start menu, do you see an "Uninstall" option?

    If not, then it's only a suggested app at this point.

    If yes, then you can uninstall it if wanted.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  7.    09 Jan 2018 #7

    Just to make it clear what I mean, here is my Start menu, with some of the stuff I don't wanted circled (very badly) in red...

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    If I look in the control panel, I don't see any of these...

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    Any ideas? Thanks again.
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  • Posts : 29,418
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       09 Jan 2018 #8

    Yep, those are suggested apps.

    Do you have an "Uninstall" option when you right click on them? (see tutorial link I posted above for more details if needed)
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  •    09 Jan 2018 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, those are suggested apps.

    Do you have an "Uninstall" option when you right click on them? (see tutorial link I posted above for more details if needed)
    Oh yes. Never thought of that!

    Thanks, I'll get rid of them that way.
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  • Posts : 29,418
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       09 Jan 2018 #10

    You're most welcome. Glad we could help. :)
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