Windows 10: Info regarding the default APPS in GR/RTM of W10 Solved

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  1.    02 Jul 2015 #11

    GEWB said: View Post
    My 88 year old father will never be able to follow your instructions.
    Why would your 88 year old father care if there's a people app? Generally, it's only anally retentive control freaks that care, and those are the kind of people that can figure out how to execute a script.
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  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (Insider)
       01 Aug 2015 #12

    Either it's changed or I'm missing something


    So I'm on the release version, 10240, fully up to date (but still an Insider) and Kari's process isn't going completely to plan.

    The Get-AppxPackage -online | Out-GridView confirms that the previous code is in fact removing the apps. (The second list is missing the apps I removed (windowscommunicationsapps and ZuneVideo).

    However, those apps are still there in Start and still report as "Installed" in the Store. So I don't know what to do next!

    Reason I am trying to re-install is that just about every single one of my core apps crashes on opening. (Movies&TV, Groove, Photos, Mail, Calendar, People........)
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (Insider)
       01 Aug 2015 #13

    I was missing something.


    In addition to Kari's code for removing the app from the computer:

    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    (where you replace 'windowscommunicationsapps' with the name of the app you wish to remove - list of names provided by entering
    Code:
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | Out-GridView
    )

    You also need to use the following for disconnecting from your account:

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Once both those are done, restart the Windows Store by using wsreset.exe in Run.

    Then you can search for and install those apps again if you so wish at any time like any other app.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       13 Sep 2015 #14

    Didn't work for me


    Can't get rid of the app. Windows update keeps downloading all 358mb from the store, starts installing and then says "well this is embarrassing - we can't find the app" Error code 0x80070002
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 (pro & home & mobile)
       11 Jan 2016 #15

    Thanks for this, used today to fix calendar and mail. It wouldn't sync automatically and the button was greyed.
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  6.    11 Feb 2016 #16

    Not working for me !

    I got this message !

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  7. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Feb 2016 #17

    fmlisboajr said: View Post
    Not working for me !

    Naturally it can't work if you do not type the command as instructed. The name of the app package needs to be surrounded with asterisks and quotes.

    Command as seen in your screenshot:

    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like *windowscommunicationsapps*} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

    The same command typed correctly:

    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    Kari
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  8.    12 Feb 2016 #18

    Kari said: View Post
    Command as seen in your screenshot:

    Naturally it can't work if you do not type the command as instructed. The name of the app package needs to be surrounded with asterisks and quotes.
    My reading of the screenshot above is that it is the Remove-AppxPackage that is having the problem not the Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage.

    You also do not need quotes as windowscommunicationsapps doesn't have a space in it (although it is good practice I suppose)

    @fmlisboajr - Please try running just
    Code:
    get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps*
    and see if it finds anything. If not try with AllUsers in case it is installed for another user
    Code:
    get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowscommunicationsapps*
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    If that works and the Remove-AppxPackage is failing then most likely it means it has been deleted from "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps"
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  9. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Feb 2016 #19

    lx07 said: View Post
    From my reading of the screenshot it is the Remove-AppxPackage that is having the problem not the Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage.
    You are of course right. I replied with to little thinking, focusing too much to the this part of the error message:

    Code:
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    ... and jumping to too fast conclusions. My apologies.
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  10. Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2016 #20

    There is a much easier method these days for removing the apps without problems.

    1. Make a restore point
    2. Download CCleaner Free (Google CCleaner)
    3. Install CCleaner and under the uninstaller you can remove all the Windows Apps that you cannot remove on your own, but beware this is a permanent removal and you wont be able to get them back once you remove them, you will have to reset/refresh W10.

    That's the easiest method these days rather then doing the commands, very old thread though indeed
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