Uninstall the Bloatware Windows 10 came with

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  1. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    crispy40 said:
    Hey Bill this is great but when i try to open DISM it opens up for afraction of a sec and then it's gone.
    I tried this : Dism /Image:C:\test\offline /Get-Packages /Format:Table but again just got a flash and nothing
    HELP!! How do i do this? what should I enter exactly?
    Are you typing that into your search box or something? You should open a console window first... then it stays open.

    Likewise, you do need to change the part where he puts **PACKAGENAME** to be the actual package you're trying to remove.
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  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #12

    Mystere said:
    "Bloatware"? You do realize these apps are *TINY* and do not take up much disk space at all.

    I also wouldn't call having a photo viewer "bloatware" or Biometric security "Bloatware" or a weather app (the single most popular app in all of windows 10 with nearly every user) "bloatware".

    It's simply not responsible to tell people this without telling them what the consequences of doing this are. Such as, no longer having the windows store, or having the map application.

    Another thing, MANY people are really interested in the XBOX live streaming capability to play their XBOX games on their PC, and you just binned that for them as well.

    So claiming that most users won't use any of those apps is bit presumptuous, don't you think?


    Not all of the 'bloatware' is tiny, while they are not taking up a significant amount of space, some of them are not
    all that tiny. Out of curiosity I just checked settings, and found that the 'twitter' one (unused, like the rest of them)
    is squatting on 11.8 MB and 'mail & calendar' is taking up some 4.59 MB.

    I use Windows 10 without using a single app that MS has installed, have done so since installing Windows 10
    last July. Have no interest in them. Never used them in win 8 or win 8.1 ...

    Only time I notice they are still there, is when MS updates them, or when MS tries to set one of them as a
    'default' app when it 'updates' windows 10. When MS tried that with 'photos' for a second time, I simply
    uninstalled 'photos'. (no longer asked now, what I want to use when I click on a photo)
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  3. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #13

    Uilly said:
    Not all of the 'bloatware' is tiny, while they are not taking up a significant amount of space, some of them are not
    all that tiny. Out of curiosity I just checked settings, and found that the 'twitter' one (unused, like the rest of them)
    is squatting on 11.8 MB and 'mail & calendar' is taking up some 4.59 MB.

    I use Windows 10 without using a single app that MS has installed, have done so since installing Windows 10
    last July. Have no interest in them. Never used them in win 8 or win 8.1 ...

    Only time I notice they are still there, is when MS updates them, or when MS tries to set one of them as a
    'default' app when it 'updates' windows 10. When MS tried that with 'photos' for a second time, I simply
    uninstalled 'photos'. (no longer asked now, what I want to use when I click on a photo)
    I think that if you take in consideration that 11.8Mb and 4.5.9Mb are very tiny when SSD's and HDD's are measured in GB's.

    The only people I see needing to do this are the ones who get laptops with 20Gb SSD's.
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  4. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #14

    BunnyJ said:
    I think that if you take in consideration that 11.8Mb and 4.5.9Mb are very tiny when SSD's and HDD's are measured in GB's.

    The only people I see needing to do this are the ones who get laptops with 20Gb SSD's.

    Agree, but I accept others like to have a cleaner/neater HDD...
    Personally, I just ignore the apps, unless MS bugs me to use them as a default app, then
    I feel like wiping them out...
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  5. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #15

    Uilly said:
    Agree, but I accept others like to have a cleaner/neater HDD...
    Personally, I just ignore the apps, unless MS bugs me to use them as a default app, then
    I feel like wiping them out...
    Everyone to me has the right to remove what they don't want or ever intend to use. The only issue comes into play when updates are made from MS and all of those apps are back. It's best to have an automated process so this will not become an issue.
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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #16

    BunnyJ said:
    Everyone to me has the right to remove what they don't want or ever intend to use. The only issue comes into play when updates are made from MS and all of those apps are back. It's best to have an automated process so this will not become an issue.

    As someone who has used several versions of Windows since the late 90s', I would still like to have the choice
    when it comes to updates (as we used to have) of refusing an update. Critical updates I accept should now be
    automatically installed, but as regards features, drivers and the like I would like to know what MS is installing,
    and have the option to refuse the update...

    As for apps, nagging, forcing users to use them as a default and the like is a bad idea, if MS wants users of its
    other versions to install Windows 10, once its no longer a freebie. Personally speaking, the Universe will be
    dust before I would ever consider using an app.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise | Preview Fast Ring
       #17

    My "easy-to-maintain" script


    nosecureboot said:
    Removes everything but Store and App connector:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name -notlike "*Microsoft.WindowsStore*"} | where-object {$_.name -notlike "*Microsoft.Appconnector*"} | Remove-AppxPackage

    Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike "*Microsoft.WindowsStore*"} | where-object {$_.packagename -notlike "*Microsoft.Appconnector*"} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online
    My "easy-to-maintain" script
    Code:
    $to_rem = "Microsoft.3DBuilder",
    "Microsoft.BingFinance",
    "Microsoft.BingNews",
    "Microsoft.BingSports",
    "Microsoft.BingWeather",
    "Microsoft.CommsPhone",
    "Microsoft.Getstarted",
    "Microsoft.Messaging",
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub",
    "Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection",
    "Microsoft.Office.Sway",
    "Microsoft.OneConnect",
    "Microsoft.People",
    "Microsoft.SkypeApp",
    "Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp",
    "Microsoft.WindowsAlarms",
    "Microsoft.WindowsCamera",
    "microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps",
    "Microsoft.WindowsPhone",
    "Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder",
    "Microsoft.XboxApp",
    "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider",
    "Microsoft.ZuneMusic",
    "Microsoft.ZuneVideo",
    "Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI",
    "Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider"
    
    
    $prov_packs = Get-ProvisionedAppxPackage -online;
    $allusers_packs = Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers;
    
    
    $to_rem | Foreach-Object {$s = $_; $prov_packs | where {$_.DisplayName -eq $s}} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online
    $to_rem | Foreach-Object {$s = $_; $allusers_packs | where {$_.DisplayName -eq $s}} | Remove-AppxPackage
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  8. Posts : 6
    Win 10
       #18

    How to remove unwanted apps


    I have been trying to uninstall some of this junk for days now. I have run the powershell and got rid of most of it but some apps are being stuborn.
    I cant get rid of the Xbox Live Auth Manager, Xbox Live Game Save, and the Xbox Live Networking service. Neither can I delete the camera app, Films & TV, Groove Music, The Insider Hub, Microsoft edge, microsoft WiFi, Microsoft one drive, Phone, Photos, Skype, or store.
    I do not have an Xbox, and do not one. the app is still in my list and it keeps asking me to register. It is a right PITA!!
    Photos is causig a problem with my EOS software and it keeps asking me to register, and the rest is just unwanted junk.

    I do tend to agree with the general concensus that it is my PC and I should have whatever applications installed that I want and require, not what an arrogant software manufacturer decides to add. If I want cloud services, (which by the way I don't, and that is for technical reasons,) I should be able to say I require it.
    However some of this stuff is interfering with the way I work. So having tried the remove options in power shell and can't uninstall will the above script get rid of it? and how do i run the script?

    Thanking all you gurus out there in advance. The alternative is to revert to Win7 where I have a degree of control.
    Last edited by Bitterend; 05 Jul 2016 at 15:51.
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  9. Posts : 13,588
    Windows10
       #19

    Bitterend said:
    I have been trying to uninstall some of this junk for days now. I have run the powershell and got rid of most of it but some apps are being stuborn.
    I cant get rid of the Xbox Live Auth Manager, Xbox Live Game Save, and the Xbox Live Networking service. Neither can I delete the camera app, Films & TV, Groove Music, The Insider Hub, Microsoft edge, microsoft WiFi, Microsoft one drive, Phone, Photos, Skype, or store.
    I do not have an Xbox, and do not one. the app is still in my list and it keeps asking me to register. It is a right PITA!!
    Photos is causig a problem with my EOS software and it keeps asking me to register, and the rest is just unwanted junk.

    I do tend to agree with the general concensus that it is my PC and I should have whatever applications installed that I want and require, not what an arrogant software manufacturer decides to add. If I want cloud services, (which by the way I don't, and that is for technical reasons,) I should be able to say I require it.
    However some of this stuff is interfering with the way I work. So having tried the remove options in power shell and can't uninstall will the above script get rid of it? and how do i run the script?

    Thanking all you gurus out there in advance. The alternative is to revert to Win7 where I have a degree of control.
    Well I wonder how long before you discover removing these apps using unofficial methods tends to break the OS in ways you do not anticipate. Forums around the world are littered with people saying updates no longer work, cannot reinstall an app I now need etc.

    If you are going to do what is basically a very stupid thing to do, make sure you create an image backup first.
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  10. Posts : 2,826
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #20

    Hi,

    I don't think you'll be able to remove Edge but all the others should be removable.
    Note that the Powershell script only hides the apps, they will remain present on the HD.

    Furthermore it seems to me that the current install is already "messed up" going by the messages you're receiving from some apps.

    I also agree with cereberus on leaving the apps alone if they can't be uninstalled in the traditional way.. They don't use that much processes and why bother if you don't use them anyhow ?

    Cheers ,
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