Windows 10: Problem reinstalling uwp apps

  1.    30 Nov 2017 #1

    Problem reinstalling uwp apps


    Hello everyone, hope you can help me.

    I recently installed an SSD in my laptop. Before that, I had some Microsoft Store (non-default) apps installed in my HDD (on a secondary partition named DATA). After I cloned the OS from the HDD to the SSD and booted Windows from it I proceeded to wipe the HDD. When I opened the start menu I noticed that the apps that were installed on the HDD were still there, I tried to uninstall them but it wouldn´t let me (and gave me error code 0x80073d0d), nor repair them or reinstall them via Microsoft Store.

    I also erased every key from the registry and folders containing info of those apps and that did nothing. PowerShell command 'Remove-AppXPackage' also does nothing.

    Is there anyway I can remove all the trail left behind from those apps so I can reinstall them?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       30 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi Vins22. Welcome to the TenForums @Vin22

    First I would the Windows Update reset and then try an Inplace repair / Upgrade

    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    I also found this article. I have no experience with Geek Uninstaller. I've used CC Cleaner but I do not recommend you use it with your registry until you've read some internet opinions on registry cleaners and formed your own opinion. Myself I've stopped using the registry features.

    http://www.intowindows.com/3-program...ndows-10-apps/

    Instead of IObit Uninstaller I would use Revo Uninstaller.

    I would make a backup of my personal data before proceeding with any of the above solutions.

    Another excellent tool is Macrium Reflect for Imaging. If something goes horrible wrong you have a path back.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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