Issues with uninstalling default apps - 09.04.16

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    Issues with uninstalling default apps - 09.04.16

    I finally migrated to W10pro today(09.04.16) from 7 just to get this free upgrade offer and I'm trying to get rid of some of the default apps. I did read tutorial on it on here, but I think it's not entirely relevant anymore, I'm guessing it's after applying latest update from MS.
    When I'm trying to uninstall app from power shell, I do have this message

    What I'm doing wrong here? Isn't that the way to do it?
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    Please use this tutorial :

    Use Options Two.
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    davidhk said: View Post
    Please use this tutorial :

    Use Options Two.
    Thx but as I've said. I did exactly that and I ended up with message on the screenshot.
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    It's actually hardly worthwhile bothering to do it (my opinion). Why?

    1. Each major build upgrade will replace them. Probably 2 are coming as 'Redstone', perhaps the first in July or so, I forget.
    2. If you use an in-place upgrade repair install (see tutorial) to fix e.g. broken apps, start menu, non-responding taskbar etc etc again the apps will be replaced.

    What do they cost? Some space on Win 10 start menu (which I don't use as Classic Shell, unlike the Win 10 start menu which fails dismally, properly represents a hierarchical start menu with subfolders), and some space on disk. Oh, and there's a scheduled task updating them, plus maybe a little background time updating their data unless you disable it.

    Beware: you can break your apps with Powershell commands (once used to fix them), and have to do an in-place upgrade repair install to fix that (since build 10586).

    Your screenshot is somewhat unreadable - better to use the icon to the left of the video icon.
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    As a matter of fact I didn't thought about updates reinstalling apps But you are right. It's pointless to do it. I wanted to get rid of them as now I have just 120gb SSD as my system drive and to save some space thus not having to buy larger one for a time beeing.
    Can you share the way to have Classic Shell please? As I've said I'm new to W10 so it would save me a lot of time for searching this.
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    It's not new- been around for some years, at least pre-Win 7.
    You can also launch apps from it, and still use the Win 10 menu with a hot key combo.
    Highly configurable. I prefer to have it expanding:
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    (Oh, you can customise the start button as with most of these).

    I can understand you wanting to save space on your SSD (I got 256Gb when I ordered this).

    Note you can install programs on D: for example- If D: is on a HDD, slower to load, but useful for e.g. non-critical large games or large progs.

    Relocating Documents, Videos folders etc is possible, but people get into a bit of a mess sometimes with that. Personally, I keep my data as far as possible on my HDD, and leave Documents, Videos etc to be filled with folders by programs I install. Think - security and backup strategy.

    Do use disk imaging. Win 10 can be unexpectedly fragile for some. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage is often recommended here.

    Note by default System Restore is off in Win 10. You may like to turn it on, but will take space on your SSD. Some prefer to rely on disk imaging alone.
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    Thx for that:) I am just tired already from configuring this thing.
    I do have separate mechanical HDD for data, but sometimes I'm just messy and live default setting from programs which usually are set to install everything on C:\
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    What I've found is that having developed a configuration I'm pretty happy with, I've kept that through versions of Windows and different PCs. I've used Laplink's software several times to transfer programs, and so kept the same basic file structure, start menu structure and basic partition structure for a good few years. I.e. once done and demonstrated as survivable through various crashes (I've almost never lost data from the 90's on since my 1st laptop), it's copied from PC to PC.

    Thus configuring Win 10 didn't take me a lot of time.
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