Anyway to remove Connect and Messaging?

  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Anyway to remove Connect and Messaging?

    After removing several apps and reading numerous tutorials and threads I can't find out how to remove Connect and Messaging. I did a PowerShell dump and did not find Connect or Messaging. I'd like to remove both from my Start Menu. OS Build 16299.125

    Anyone have a script or suggestions?


    EDIT: Found Messaging Get-AppxPackage -allusers *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers *connect* | Remove-AppxPackage Did NOT work.
    Last edited by MoInSTL; 23 Dec 2017 at 13:45.
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  2. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    Hey MolnSTL,
    I believe those are Provisioned Apps. Try the following...

    Open Powershell as Adminstrator
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName PackageNameToRemove
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but Connect is still there. No problem removing Messaging earlier. So I can confirm it's not provisioned.
    Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online -connect

    I feel like I am living in PowerShell.
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  4. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    Use the FullPackageName (from the the 1st command) without the -infront of it .
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  5. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    You know what ... Provisioned Apps get installed on a clean install and when a new user is added. So that remove command may not actually remove the currently installed app.
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  6. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Bolding is mine. I just did a clean install and rather than use my old OS version, I used the MS tool and got the newest version.

    Edit: MS makes me crazy. Was DOS user, then Windows 3.11 and thrilled heading home with a floppy disk in the box with Windows 95 from Egghead Software. Fast forward. UGH. I thought they had it figured out with Windows 7. Always a PITA.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Connect* | Remove-AppxPackageRemove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on packageMicrosoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow_10.0.16299.15_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy from:C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windowsand cannot be uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer usingTurn Windows Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 75d21cd3-7c17-000a-d44a-d275177cd301 in the Event Log or usethe command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 75d21cd3-7c17-000a-d44a-d275177cd301At line:1 char:39+ Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Connect* | Remove-AppxPackage+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.Windo...__cw5n1h2txyewy:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand
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  7. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809

    I've never actually tried removing Connect or Messaging and it appears Connect can't be removed.
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  8. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Removing Messaging was easy-peasy
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  9. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10

    Uninstall and remove Connect in Windows 10

    Read carefully and note: this removes 'Connect' from your PC permanently!
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