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  1.    02 Jul 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by GEWB 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.    01 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (Insider)

    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.    01 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (Insider)

    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.    13 Sep 2015 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Technical Preview

    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.    11 Jan 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Liverpool
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10 (pro & home & mobile)

    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
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Not working for me !

    I got this message !

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  7.    12 Feb 2016 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,086
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by fmlisboajr 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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,788
    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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.    12 Feb 2016 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,086
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 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.    12 Feb 2016 #20
    Join Date : May 2015
    Oakville
    Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
    Thread Starter

    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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