Are all these games actually installed?

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  1. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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 : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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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  3. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Just uninstall what you don't want.
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  4. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Brink said:
    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. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    AddRAM said:
    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 : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #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...

    Are all these games actually installed?-start.png

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

    Are all these games actually installed?-controlpanel.png

    Any ideas? Thanks again.
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  8. Posts : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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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  9. Posts : 219
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Brink said:
    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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  10. Posts : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

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