Windows 10: Remove-AppxPackage does not appear to be working in Windows 10 1511 Solved

  1.    22 Nov 2015 #1

    Remove-AppxPackage does not appear to be working in Windows 10 1511


    Hi there.

    I like to remove the default apps that are bundled with Windows 10. Since upgrading to Windows 10 1511, the following commands do not appear to be working for me in Windows PowerShell (running as Administrator ofc)

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

    .... etc

    No error message is displayed and equally no green confirmation message. Running "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers" I see the apps simply remain installed. It's like Windows is ignoring my commands. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       22 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Sprite, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Since you want to get rid of all built-in apps, you might see if using step 2 in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial below may be able to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...a.html#option4
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi Brink. Thanks very much for your welcome and your guide. I also found the below post helpful, from one of your forum members.

    lx07 said: View Post
    Easy to automate if you want to (I do this to save space as I have very small ssd)
    Code:
    $apps=@(     
        "9E2F88E3.Twitter"
        "ClearChannelRadioDigital.iHeartRadio"
        "Flipboard.Flipboard"
        "king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga"
        "Microsoft.3DBuilder"
        #"Microsoft.Appconnector"
        "Microsoft.BingFinance"
        "Microsoft.BingNews"
        "Microsoft.BingSports"
        "Microsoft.BingWeather"
        "Microsoft.CommsPhone"
        "Microsoft.Getstarted"
        #"Microsoft.Messaging"
        "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub"
        "Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection"
        "Microsoft.Office.OneNote"
        "Microsoft.Office.Sway"
        "Microsoft.People"
        "Microsoft.SkypeApp"
        "Microsoft.Windows.Phone"
        "Microsoft.Windows.Photos"
        "Microsoft.WindowsAlarms"
        #"Microsoft.WindowsCalculator"
        "Microsoft.WindowsCamera"
        "Microsoft.WindowsMaps"
        "Microsoft.WindowsPhone"
        "Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder"
        #"Microsoft.WindowsStore"
        "Microsoft.XboxApp"
        "Microsoft.ZuneMusic"
        "Microsoft.ZuneVideo"
        #"microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps"
        "Microsoft.MinecraftUWP"
        "ShazamEntertainmentLtd.Shazam"        
    )
    
    foreach ($app in $apps) {    
        Get-AppxPackage -Name $app -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
        Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | where DisplayName -EQ $app | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
                
        $appPath="$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Packages\$app*"
        Remove-Item $appPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 0
    }
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  4. Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       22 Nov 2015 #4

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