what apps should not be removed (breaks installation)?

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  1. Posts : 6
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       #11

    dalchina said:
    Presumably you've used the Location tab to relocate Desktop, Videos etc.. to get to 10Gb you must have a truly minimal configuration.
    desktop, temp, tmp, music, documents, downloads, pictures, movies, pagefile deleted & restore files have been moved

    the only programs installed so far on ssd are firefox, notepad++, vlc, panda, utorrent, poweriso, audacity & gimp the other programs i use i donot use ass often so i have them on my secondary i wanted too see what all the buzz with ssds were so i bicked up a 32 china brand to test befor i get a ~120 but now that i have it installed on the 32 i kinda just wanna see how small i can make it
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  2. Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    cereberus said:
    Windows at 10 GB including programs is almost certainly in compressed OS format already. Usually is automatic on 32GB drives.

    To check, run following from command prompt with admin rights.

    compact /compactos:query
    just checked it says its not compacted yet
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #13

    c0ryp1 said:
    now that i have it installed on the 32 i kinda just wanna see how small i can make it
    Turning off system protection and hibernation will save you a bit of space if you haven't done that already.

    I installed 1511 32 bit today (it is a bit smaller than 64 bit). With no other programs installed, apps removed and everything compressed it is 4.3GB. 64 bit is about 6GB or 8GB with Office installed...
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  4. Posts : 13,576
    Windows10
       #14

    c0ryp1 said:
    just checked it says its not compacted yet

    ok then just run

    compact.exe /compactos:always

    Takes a few minutes.
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  5. Posts : 6
    windows 10
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       #15

    lx07 said:
    Turning off system protection and hibernation will save you a bit of space if you haven't done that already.

    I installed 1511 32 bit today (it is a bit smaller than 64 bit). With no other programs installed, apps removed and everything compressed it is 4.3GB. 64 bit is about 6GB or 8GB with Office installed...
    haha forgot office ill prob put that into secondary tho i don't use it very much
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  6. Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    lx07 said:
    I delete these
    Code:
            $apps = 
            @(     
                "9E2F88E3.Twitter"
                "ClearChannelRadioDigital.iHeartRadio"
                "Flipboard.Flipboard"
                "king.com.CandyCrushSaga"
                "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"        
            )
    
            Write-Host "Removing default apps" -f yellow
            foreach ($app in $apps) {    
                Write-Host "Removing " -noNewLine; Write-Host $app -f white
    
                # Need to hide the progress bar as otherwise it remains on the screen
                
                $ProgressPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
                Get-AppxPackage -Name $app -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
                $ProgressPreference = "Continue"
    
                Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online |
                    where DisplayName -EQ $app |
                    Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
                        
                $appPath="$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Packages\$app*"
                Remove-Item $appPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 0            
            }
    You probably want to leave the store (and calculator) but any of the ones above can be removed with no problem. I leave mail, skype and weather as I use them.

    You can re-install any you want from the store which is why uninstalling the store is probably unwise.

    They do get reinstalled when you upgrade but you can just run the script and uninstall them again. It saves ~ 1GB which depending how small your SSD is might be useful.
    do i have to go and delete the app folders now?
    this did not free up space
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  7. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #17

    c0ryp1 said:
    do i have to go and delete the app folders now?
    this did not free up space
    You don't need to delete them manually and changing authority if WindowsApps directory to delete them usually breaks things.

    I can't remember exactly as all mine are deleted at the moment but when you delete apps with the Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage it moves them from C:\Program Files\WindowsApps to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted. They get removed from there either when you reboot, or run disk cleanup (I can't remember which now).

    I might do another clean install later in which case I'll check it.
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  8. Posts : 48
    Windows 10
       #18

    c0ryp1 said:
    hi im just wondering what apps should not be removed i have windows installed onto a small ssd and will never use any of the apps besides calculator off the top of my head, and its a laptop so really i don't need apps. i have already uninstalled cortana and it now crashes computer while typing into start so anything like that is what im looking for thanks
    I often have asked myself the same question, and usually it's pretty safe if you keep away from C:\Windows
    I'm 100% sure a lot can be cleaned in the User Profile, but a lot is trial and error :)

    Another way to try and solve disk space issues, is to look for big files. First look for extremely large files, and evaluate each file you see. Some may be in the "better leave the file there" category, but occasionally you may find some or another big file.

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    cereberus said:
    Windows at 10 GB including programs is almost certainly in compressed OS format already. Usually is automatic on 32GB drives.

    To check, run following from command prompt with admin rights.

    compact /compactos:query
    Hehe, why click left and right when you can just solve everything with one command ?

    I'm going to try this on that one computer that has a 25Gig C: drive
    Never seen "compact" before. Guess it is something Windows 10

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    Don't forget to actually LOOK into %PROGRAMFILES% and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
    See what crap is really on your disk, not what Windows tells you through the App or the Program list
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