Windows 10: Uninstall the Bloatware Windows 10 came with

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  1.    02 Oct 2016 #31

    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: View Post
    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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  2.    02 Oct 2016 #32

    Mystere said: View Post
    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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  3.    03 Oct 2016 #33

    ADingoAteMyBaby said: View Post
    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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  4.    03 Oct 2016 #34

    @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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       03 Oct 2016 #35

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    ADingoAteMyBaby said: View Post
    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.
    The Apps I have got installed from the store have been updated several times since I have had them downloaded and installed, so how can you put that.
    I look and maintain several OS both home and pro, and at home and offices and shops, all have got something they need from the store and all have up to now been kept up to date.
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  6.    03 Oct 2016 #36

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
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    The Apps I have got installed from the store have been updated several times since I have had them downloaded and installed, so how can you put that.
    I look and maintain several OS both home and pro, and at home and offices and shops, all have got something they need from the store and all have up to now been kept up to date.
    Yeah - just complete tosh from OP.
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  7.    03 Oct 2016 #37

    cereberus said: View Post
    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.
    The proof is in the pudding. The Windows Store is probably the most inadequate app store I've seen when it comes to reliability and features. Both the Android store and even Chrome's web store makes it look like child's play. Look at the reviews on most the apps, it's pretty telling. Hardly an opinion when the majority are constantly leaving negative feedback. It's like the Google+ of app stores.
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  8.    03 Oct 2016 #38

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    The Apps I have got installed from the store have been updated several times since I have had them downloaded and installed, so how can you put that.
    They may be updated but the majority are still broken or don't provide a complete product. The Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Reddit apps are a complete joke and clunky compared to it's Android counterparts. Even Ebay realized how terrible it was and pulled its own app from the store.

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    I look and maintain several OS both home and pro, and at home and offices and shops, all have got something they need from the store and all have up to now been kept up to date.
    I guarantee I can replace all those store apps you use with a superior desktop/droid/browser app that provides a better experience with less lag/bugs. You guys really love tooting their horn despite the apps being fairly clunky and providing a mediocre experience. If you had a history with truly amazing apps from other app stores, you wouldn't be singing their praises. They have a long way to go before they are even considered half as great. Any reputable source wouldn't put them in the same league.

    So instead of hating on the OP when he is providing others with the means of deleting this stuff off their PC, you guys could have just moved on with your negative opinions. No one is asking you to delete the apps, but others aren't so gullible of leaving what they find useless off their PC's that Windows didn't even provide the ability to remove.
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  9.    05 Oct 2016 #39

    The whole point of this is that I should be able to choose which apps from which vendors I wish to use. I use Lightroom and Photoshop, why would I ever want Microsofts photo viewer. There is no question that it is inferior to what I use. It may well suit another users requirements perfectly, and that is their choice.
    And that my friends is the whole point:- Individual Choice.
    Likewise I do not use my PC for games, so why should I need Xbox.

    The greater the number of apps running on a machime the greater the chance of a conflict, and I beleive that is what I have experienced. It is not possible, nor reasonable to expect Microsoft, or any other software vendor to absolutly guarantee that there will be no problems or security issues. There are too many PCs in the world for them to test all the software permutations for conflict. Maintaining a system without unnecessary apps is easier than trying to find what is causing the issue with one laden with unnecessary processes. Remember many of these apps demand access to areas of the O/S.

    The latest update rendered my EOS software inoperative, caused my audio to dissapear, and caused a crash on my Mach1 cnc software. Fortunatly it was not running a process at the time. Because windows just shut down my system at about 8PM on friday, the implications of a terminated program under those circumstances could have cost many hundreds of pounds in machine damage, and possibly injury throught flying peices of metal!

    The android and google app stores have been mentioned, and this is also a case in point. I needed a GPS app for my android phone. There was a large number to choose from, I tried about three of them and then purchased the one that suited my requirements best. In short I could choose what I waned.
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  10.    06 Oct 2016 #40

    Hi there

    This whole thread is in the realm of "Yawn-o-nomics ! ZZZZhhhh!!!!
    Clean install windows from Media creation tool fixes all this.

    The only time |I'd imagine you get a load of totally unnecessary Bloatware is if you buy a PC from any sort of computer store with Windows pre-loaded.

    However you can always download Media creation tool and re-install these days.
    Backup your system FIRST though - you might want to set back to the "Factory State". Don't use the supplied recovery option but use something like FREE MACRIUM to image the HDD. Image ALL the partitions including the generally hidden recovery one and save on external HDD.

    Cheers
    Jimbo
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