Windows 10: XPS Viewer was in 1709 not in 1803 Solved

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  1.    08 May 2018 #1

    XPS Viewer was in 1709 not in 1803


    The XPS Viewer was in 1709 before the upgrade to 1803 and it is not in Apps and Features. How do I use Features on Demand with DISM to install the XPS Viewer?

    This does not work:
    dism /online /add-capability /capabilityname:XPS.Viewer~~~~0.0.1.0
    See logfile
    XPS Viewer was in 1709 not in 1803 Attached Files
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  2.    08 May 2018 #2

    XPS was removed with this version of Windows.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.228 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       08 May 2018 #3

    kludge said: View Post
    The XPS Viewer was in 1709 before the upgrade to 1803 and it is not in Apps and Features. How do I use Features on Demand with DISM to install the XPS Viewer?

    This does not work:
    dism /online /add-capability /capabilityname:XPS.Viewer~~~~0.0.1.0
    See logfile
    You can get the XPS-viewer by going to Settings->Apps->Manage Optional Features->Add Feature


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  4.    08 May 2018 #4

    Remains as a legacy component on my 1803 upgrade as well...

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  5.    08 May 2018 #5

    slicendice said: View Post
    You can get the XPS-viewer by going to Settings->Apps->Manage Optional Features->Add Feature


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    I checked and I have XPS Viewer on 1803, I did not have to install it.
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  6.    08 May 2018 #6

    This is what Microsoft say about it:

    We're changing the way you get XPS Viewer. In Windows 10, version 1709 and earlier versions, the app is included in the installation image. If you have XPS Viewer and you update to Windows 10, version 1803, there's no action required. You'll still have XPS Viewer.

    However, if you install Windows 10, version 1803, on a new device (or as a clean installation), you may need to install XPS Viewer from Apps and Features in the Settings app or through Features on Demand. If you had XPS Viewer in Windows 10, version 1709, but manually removed it before updating, you'll need to manually reinstall it.
    Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 10 Version 1803 - Windows 10 Forums

    Windows 10, version 1803 - Features that have been removed | Microsoft Docs
    Last edited by Brink; 08 May 2018 at 16:34. Reason: added link
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  7.    08 May 2018 #7

    Thanks swarfega. That explains it. BTW, XPS viewer is very handy for working around Adobe protected file features.
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  8.    08 May 2018 #8

    ah I wondered what it was for, never had a need for it.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       08 May 2018 #9
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  10.    08 May 2018 #10

    I did all of this BEFORE I posted and none of it works. The Install XPS Viewer 3.43 MB thingy turns the little circle and the applet disappears with nothing installed. SFC /scannow found no problem. I believe in errors: read the dism log I posted, the answer is in the log. "not found" is repeated over and over, for a reason, the XPS Viewer is not on either of the two computers I upgraded from 1709 to 1803.
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