Windows 10: Win10 bloatware (candy crush etc) keep showing in Start Menu ! Solved


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Win10 bloatware (candy crush etc) keep showing in Start Menu !


    Hi.

    I bought a new Asus laptop with windows 10 pre-installed (fall creators update).

    I tried getting rid of the bloatware that comes with windows, I uninstalled them, but links to them always keep re-appearing in the start menu after every reboot !! Note that the apps are NOT installed, only their links appear in the start menu (if I click on the link though, the app downloads and installs).

    I browsed around the forums and tried EVERY solution I could come across (disabling auto updates in the Store, creating a CloudContent key in the registry, disabling suggested apps), but nothing helps !!!

    Any way to get rid of those annoying links ? It's really frustrating that Microsoft tries to sell me apps I don't want.

    Here is a screenshot of the start menu with the problem ! (Candy Crush, Disney Magic and others...)

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    Thanks in advance for any help !
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    This is a known issue with the initial release of FCU and was fixed in one of the first updates. What version are you running?

    October 17, 2017—KB4043961 (OS Build 16299.19)

    Improvements and fixes

    This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:


    • Addressed issue where, after removing apps, they're reinstalled on every restart, logoff, and login.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    (Try
    Windows key + R, winver
    to see your build number)
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Thank you both for the swift reply.

    It says, Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.15). So I guess I have to run update, which for some weird reason failed yesterday (left the laptop on overnight, gave out error 0x80070020).

    Will retry now and get back here ! If/when I manage to update, can I delete the windows registry (CloudContent) I created, in case I experience problems with this key in the future ?

    Once again thanks !
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 223
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    iparout said: View Post

    Will retry now and get back here ! If/when I manage to update, can I delete the windows registry (CloudContent) I created, in case I experience problems with this key in the future ?

    Once again thanks !
    If you created the:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
    DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures=dword:00000001

    then YES, you can export it (to be on the safe side) and then delete it, if you don't want it.
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  6. Posts : 3,242
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Hi,
    Try option four here usually does the trick for me
    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage
    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 28,580
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    Hello iparout,

    Those would be the suggested apps that get automatically installed by default.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to turn off the automatic installation of these suggested apps, but you will still need to manually uninstall any that are already installed.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  • Posts : 13
    Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    PolarNettles said: View Post
    This is a known issue with the initial release of FCU and was fixed in one of the first updates. What version are you running?

    October 17, 2017—KB4043961 (OS Build 16299.19)

    Improvements and fixes

    This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:


    • Addressed issue where, after removing apps, they're reinstalled on every restart, logoff, and login.
    I would like to thank everyone for their help. It seems like it was a problem with the first revisions of windows after all. Installing the latest updates solved the problem and the apps do not keep re-installing !

    Really appreciate the help, thanks once again !
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    4 Weeks Ago #9

    The actual solution is very easy. Install Candy Crush, make sure it gets latest updates from Store, then uninstall it - you will not see it again.
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  • Posts : 13
    Windows 10 - Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #10

    cereberus said: View Post
    The actual solution is very easy. Install Candy Crush, make sure it gets latest updates from Store, then uninstall it - you will not see it again.
    Yeah... Looks like the apps were indeed trying to install, however a very slow boot sequence (for which I posted for help elsewhere on this forum) prevented them from doing so, and gave me the idea that the icons in the start menu were just links to the actual apps themselves.

    Again, thanks to everyone for helping sorting it out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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