Windows 10: Command "Get-AppxPackage" not recognized Solved


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
       19 Nov 2016 #1

    Command "Get-AppxPackage" not recognized


    I am trying to uninstall all W10 built in Apps. I am using an Admin power shell with cmd, i.e. "Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage" but I get a response saying that "Get-AppxPackage" is not recognized. I have checked the forum but cannot find a problem like mine.

    System:
    HP sleekbook 15 laptop
    OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    VER: 1607
    Build: 14393.447

    Please advise how I can make this command work.

    Thanks much
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 19,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       19 Nov 2016 #2

    Hello Lyle,

    That's the correct command and should work for you.

    If you like, you could also uninstall the "3D Builder" app using OPTION 1 or 8 below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...a.html#option4
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       20 Nov 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Lyle,

    That's the correct command and should work for you.

    If you like, you could also uninstall the "3D Builder" app using OPTION 1 or 8 below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...a.html#option4

    Thanks much, Brink.

    Option one will uninstall some but not all as the "uninstall" option is greyed out.

    None of the apps show up in the "programs & features" so am left with trying to make the command work.

    I have even did a reinstall of Win10 but no help.

    Thanks again
    Lyle
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 19,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       20 Nov 2016 #4

    You might see if you may be able to uninstall the app after resetting the app.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       20 Nov 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    You might see if you may be able to uninstall the app after resetting the app.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks again, Brink

    I tried this procedure on "Groove Music" and after Reset the Uninstall was still greyed out not allowing
    uninstallation.

    This is not a big issue for me . I just thought I would clean up my system.

    You have been most cooperative in helping me but do not put in a lot of time trying to resolve it.
    Have a great day!

    Lyle
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 19,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       20 Nov 2016 #6

    If you like, post some screenshots showing PowerShell after running the command to see if anything may stand out.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       20 Nov 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, post some screenshots showing PowerShell after running the command to see if anything may stand out.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
    Click image for larger version. 

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    This will show where the command "Get-AppxPackage" is not recognized.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 19,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       20 Nov 2016 #8

    Ah, I see the problem now.

    That is an elevated command prompt instead of PowerShell. The command needs to run in PowerShell instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       20 Nov 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Ah, I see the problem now.

    That is an elevated command prompt instead of PowerShell. The command needs to run in PowerShell instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    You are so right, Brink!!

    My ignorance thought Cmd prompt and PowerShell were the same. The get package cmd does now work.

    Thanks so much for your professional persistence in educating a dumb ol' boy like me.

    Case Closed!!!
    Lyle
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 19,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       20 Nov 2016 #10

    You're most welcome Lyle. Don't sweat it. We have all made similar simple mistakes. I'm glad it's working now for you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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