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

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  1.    12 Feb 2016 #21

    heyyahblah said: View Post
    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 :)
    Having just tested CCleaner removal for the Calculator app it doesn't remove the Appx package or the provisioned package - it just hides it. If you look with powershell with get-appxpackage or get-appxprovisionedpackage even after reboot it is still there and if you look in WindowsApps nothing is deleted.

    So, if you wanted to hide them CCleaner would be a good tool.

    If you wanted to uninstall them (to save space on a small tablet or example) you would still need to remove them with powershell (at least that is what I found with a test of the one Calc app I tested)

    heyyahblah said: View Post
    very old thread though indeed :)
    True but there is nothing wrong with giving an old thread a prod now and again . Give it a new suggestion, a simple test and look - it seems to be lurching along OK.

    Wouldn't work if it was completely dead I guess.
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  2.    08 Dec 2017 #22

    Jaysmi23 said: View Post
    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.
    *****************

    THIS FINALLY WORKED! It was the "Remove-AppxPackage" that none of the other online solutions I looked at contained that did the trick for me. Once I performed the remove and then reset the AppStore, it no longer thought I had the app installed and it allowed me to install from scratch.

    THANKS SO MUCH!
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