How to remove apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    How to remove apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage


    Hi, can someone say if there is any way to delete:
    1 Microsoft.BioEnrollment
    2 Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
    3 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
    4 windows.immersivecontrolpanel
    5 Microsoft.LockApp
    6 Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
    7 Microsoft.PPIProjection
    8 Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp
    9 Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
    10 Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls
    11 Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience
    12 Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
    13 Windows.ContactSupport
    14 Windows.MiracastView
    15 Windows.PrintDialog
    16 Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
    17 Microsoft.AccountsControl

    I've tried also manually and also the following 3 scripts, but still no result.

    remove-default-apps
    https://github.com/W4RH4WK/Debloat-W...fault-apps.ps1

    RemoveWindowsStoreApp.ps1
    https://github.com/dwj7738/My-Powers...wsStoreApp.ps1

    reclaimWindows10.ps1
    https://gist.github.com/alirobe/7f3b34ad89a159e6daa1

    Even one of the scripts says:

    # apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage
    #"Microsoft.BioEnrollment"
    #"Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge"
    #"Microsoft.Windows.Cortana"
    #"Microsoft.WindowsFeedback"
    #"Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI"
    #"Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider"
    #"Windows.ContactSupport"

    Also tried to untag them, still no result.

    Sincerely.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       #2

    Hi:

    It looks as if there are some good tips here:
    How to remove apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage - Windows 10 Support

    Other folks may have additional recommendations.

    Cheers,
    MM
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for the encouragement to receive advices also from others.

    The same question it has been posted on more forums. I would be very thankful if you could tell me please if this is not fair, or against any forums/web rules, or it will bother someone, or it will create any other bad thoughts.

    Regards.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Home
       #4

    Yes the 5 that cannot be removed on my PC are:
    1 Cloud Experience Host
    2 Xbox GameCallableUI
    3 People Experience Host
    4 Parental Controls
    5 Narrator QuickStart

    I cannot remove XboxGameCallableUI either using Powershell or CMD. This here is the only Xbox application that can't be modified. An article outlines the IsInbox flag situation and I don't have the tools or knowhow to do an operation that advanced.

    So, with that said, would deleting the three "GameCallableUI" folders from the WinSxS folder remove this app? Perhaps some registry edits?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2,221
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #5

    TRy RevoUninstaller (freeware version is enough)

    The only thing I/it can't remove is the Get Started app - everything else *P*U*F*F*, gone

    There is a tab at the top of the program for Windows Apps. select the app name listed and double-click. 2 stages, one to remove the program, the other to remove leftover files/folders/registry entries. Clean as a whistle.

    EDIT : Don't worry about the option for creating a System Restore point. Untick it, waste of time. And as usual, no matter what, create an image of the system before doing anything like this, anyway. Macrium Reflect/AOMEI Backupper are your friends.

    EDIT 2 : There are a few items listed in the above posts which I have never seen. I suspect these are added during the installation process if the user does not uncheck/deny all the bells and whistles Windows offers during the installation process. Sorry, I cannot vouch for RevoUninstaller in respect of those "apps".
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    The Cloud Experience Host isn't actually a navigatable app, its more like a process although its saved into Windows 10 as an AppxPackage. It is mentioned once in a Microsoft reference page as (CXH). Although its a network connecting process I imagine non-network apps might use it and thats why there isnt an Uninstall option for it.

    Windows Hello, OneDrive and Azure all use Cloud Experience Host.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 43,373
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    Hi, can someone say if there is any way to delete:
    1 Microsoft.BioEnrollment
    2 Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
    3 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
    4 windows.immersivecontrolpanel
    5 Microsoft.LockApp
    6 Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
    7 Microsoft.PPIProjection
    8 Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp
    9 Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
    10 Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls
    11 Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience
    12 Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
    13 Windows.ContactSupport
    14 Windows.MiracastView
    15 Windows.PrintDialog
    16 Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
    17 Microsoft.AccountsControl
    You're going to seriously break something.

    Remove Settings? Really?

    If you're just experimenting with, say, a virtual machine, or an installation you don't mind clean installing- well- fine I suppose if you think you'll gain something somehow.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 152
    Windows 10 Home
       #8

    The AppxPackage "Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls" cannot be uninstalled with PowerShell or CMD, but you can disable Parental Controls in the Services.msc module.
      My Computer


 

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