Windows 10: Removing Built-in Apps

  1.    14 Dec 2017 #1

    Removing Built-in Apps


    I don't have an Xbox & so I do not need the Xbox App or its related packages.
    Problem is, I am having a hard time removing the App & its related packages.

    These are the steps I have gone through, in both my Local Administrator & Local Standard accounts.
    1. I opened PowerShell as Administrator.
    2. Typed "Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName" (w/o quotes) to get a list of installed Apps.
    3. I typed each command below, pressing Enter after each command:

    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

    I didn't get any messages (successful or error) after each Enter, so I thought all was well.
    But after I reboot & check through Powershell, the Xbox App & all related packages are still on the computer.
    Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
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       14 Dec 2017 #2

    CJW said: View Post
    I don't have an Xbox & so I do not need the Xbox App or its related packages.
    Problem is, I am having a hard time removing the App & its related packages.

    These are the steps I have gone through, in both my Local Administrator & Local Standard accounts.
    1. I opened PowerShell as Administrator.
    2. Typed "Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName" (w/o quotes) to get a list of installed Apps.
    3. I typed each command below, pressing Enter after each command:

    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

    I didn't get any messages (successful or error) after each Enter, so I thought all was well.
    But after I reboot & check through Powershell, the Xbox App & all related packages are still on the computer.
    Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
    Did you first Uninstall Xbox in it's Start Menu tile? If not, your Powershell commands may have done nothing. Or after restart, the Store simply put them back. I, too, do not need or want XBox, but I uninstalled it first.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

    I use Classic Shell. You can right click any app including Xbox and uninstall it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    08 Feb 2018 #4

    f14tomcat:
    I did uninstall Xbox using it's Start Menu tile 1st. Then I went through PowerShell & typed in each command. But nothing seemed to get removed from the computer.
    I've tried the PowerShell commands again a few days ago, but still nothing. Oh well, another blunder Microsoft thinks is best for us users.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    09 Feb 2018 #5

    -PowerShell admin:
    Get-Appxpackage *xboxapp*| Remove-Appxpackage

    -Ccleaner Pro>Tools>Uninstall>Xbox>All

    -Services>xbox>x4>Disabled

    Optional
    Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security/Outbound Rules/Xbox Game UI/Properties/General/Enabled/Yes/Action/Block the connection/Apply

    You'll never see Xbox.

    Edit The command line in PowerShell is also optional. Ccleaner does everything.

    Ccleaner basic-non-intrusive installation in 3 steps:

    Run Ccleaner executable file previously downloaded from their web site.

    1. In the main page under custom, all options are uncheck

    2. In main page, bottom left, app or offer is unchecked

    3. Shortcut(s) and Startup options are uncheck during installation.
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 09 Feb 2018 at 14:37.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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