Uninstall the Bloatware Windows 10 came with

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  1. Posts : 5
    windows 10
       #21

    I feel there may be a few changes since the Anniversary Version arrived ..
    I believe the Cmdlet "remove" is no longer available to carry out the appropriate actions ..
    If so .. an alternate would be appreciated.

    Anyone with greater knowledge than mine please confirm ?
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  2. Posts : 11,172
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #22

    Hi there

    why not download Media creation tool and then clean install Windows - your computer is already activated so new activation won't be a problem.

    Back up old system first -- suggest something like Free Macrium --don't forget system reserved partition and if it exists the OEM recovery partition too.

    Cheers
    jimnbo
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  3. No6
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #23

    fdegrove said:
    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 ?
    To deactivate them. Personally, I like to know what's running in my system, what it's doing and whether it's useful. If I'm not satisfied what it makes a contribution, it's bloat regardless of size or required resources. Even if it's not removable, I want it dead, as in not breathing at all. The OP's post makes that possible regardless of his wording.

    I, for one, know what he meant and I appreciate him taking the time to (indirectly) show me what's possible.
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  4. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64
       #24

    If you must remove packages it can be done manually as below but as the others said MAKE SURE you have a backup and be prepared if something breaks. There are many lists on line of supposedly safe packages to remove but there's no guarantee it won't break the system so please heed this warning. So go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages and find the packages you wish to remove. right click each and copy the key name. You can either take ownership of the key the long way by right clicking click properties go to the Security tab and change owner then give permission to the Admin or download RegOwnershipEx from the Winaero site RegOwnershipEx and pasting the full path and name of the package in there then take ownership and open it in the registry (You still need to grant the admin full rights after taking ownership). Once there change Visibility DWORD value from 2 to 1, And Add a new DWORD value named DefVis and set the value to 2, finally delete the subkey Owners. Now you can remove it using PowerShell so open PowerShell as admin and use this command: dism.exe /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName= and put the package name as you copied previously after the PackageName= so for example to remove the Tablet-PC package you would run it like this: dism.exe /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName=Microsoft-Windows-TabletPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.14393.0. Some packages seem to be doubled up so when running the command if you get an error don't worry as long as it succeeded removing it the first time. Some packages have many entries and you'll need to remove them all. PowerShell will ask you to restart but I did find it can be ignored until you finish removing a certain package but then you need to restart and then continue to remove other packages. Again this can break your system and make sure you have a back up
    Last edited by shimshom; 24 Aug 2016 at 21:15. Reason: Add info
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  5. Posts : 1,503
    X
       #25

    It's easier to simply remove an apps' shortcut, eh?
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  6. Posts : 6
    Win 10
       #26

    Well I did delete/disable all of the stuff that I did not want and cluttered up my system. And despite the grave warnings of a dead PC or worse it was all fine..................... Until last night................ when microsoft did an update.
    My screen greyed out, I lost all control and could not save my work.
    About an hour later when I was ALLOWED by MS to use my PC again I found that I had lost my evenings work, about an hours worth. There was no recovery file, which would have been the case if it had suffered a power loss. Worse than that the update reconfigured my start menu and deleted shortcuts, cause one of my apps to cease to function, deleted a couple of files, put back all of the C##P that I had previously deleted, added more unwanted apps, and changed my start-up screens for something MS thoughy I would prefer into the bargain.
    If I had broken into microsoft's system and installed apps, deleted stuff, and made unauthorised changes I would be in court for hacking their system. Their arrogance in this is astounding.

    It now appears that they have changed their addware, which is what it is; to make it impossible to delete as it now keeps re-seeding itself.
    Spent all day trying to get rid of it, it is just filling up my start menu to the point of difficulty in finding my apps amongst their junk. Many of the shortcuts can't be removed, and more to the point, if Microsoft are doing this, what else are they doing without our knowledge or permission?
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows
       #27

    Make it easy on yourself. Get Classic Shell. You get your old-style start menu back, with complete control over what's in there and what's not. No clutter at all.

    I just got two Win 10 laptops, and I've not found a need to remove any of the crud. I just don't use the crud items. And they don't show up in my start menu.
    Bitterend said:
    Well I did delete/disable all of the stuff that I did not want and cluttered up my system. And despite the grave warnings of a dead PC or worse it was all fine..................... Until last night................ when microsoft did an update.
    My screen greyed out, I lost all control and could not save my work.
    About an hour later when I was ALLOWED by MS to use my PC again I found that I had lost my evenings work, about an hours worth. There was no recovery file, which would have been the case if it had suffered a power loss. Worse than that the update reconfigured my start menu and deleted shortcuts, cause one of my apps to cease to function, deleted a couple of files, put back all of the C##P that I had previously deleted, added more unwanted apps, and changed my start-up screens for something MS thoughy I would prefer into the bargain.
    If I had broken into microsoft's system and installed apps, deleted stuff, and made unauthorised changes I would be in court for hacking their system. Their arrogance in this is astounding.

    It now appears that they have changed their addware, which is what it is; to make it impossible to delete as it now keeps re-seeding itself.
    Spent all day trying to get rid of it, it is just filling up my start menu to the point of difficulty in finding my apps amongst their junk. Many of the shortcuts can't be removed, and more to the point, if Microsoft are doing this, what else are they doing without our knowledge or permission?
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #28

    Mystere said:
    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".
    I would. There is absolutely no instance of a Windows Store app running better or providing something extra that a desktop software or web app couldn't provide. He should be commended for providing this information as it is indeed junk that our computers do not need and most users will never use. The Windows store is fairly dead with most apps barely being maintained or updated. Most of the time they cause more problems than they fix and lack features that make them beneficial.
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  9. Posts : 13,565
    Windows10
       #29

    ADingoAteMyBaby said:
    I would. There is absolutely no instance of a Windows Store app running better or providing something extra that a desktop software or web app couldn't provide. He should be commended for providing this information as it is indeed junk that our computers do not need and most users will never use. The Windows store is fairly dead with most apps barely being maintained or updated. Most of the time they cause more problems than they fix and lack features that make them beneficial.
    Where is your evidence to support these statements. I use a mixture of desktop and store apps, as I am sure many do. You are just stating opinion.
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  10. Posts : 382
    Windows 10 Home
       #30

    @margrave10: I agree. Set it to menuview and everything opens up when you hover above it with the pointer

    I delete most of the bloatware with Revo uninstaller. And it's free:)
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