Windows 10: How to disable photos, they keep opening and running my cpu @40-60%

  1.    03 Dec 2017 #1

    How to disable photos, they keep opening and running my cpu @40-60%


    Every time I leave my computer sit for 10 minutes or longer, the photos-2 and regular photos apps start running. I come back and find my cpu cranking away at 50% with no programs on, and no browsers open. The Photos 2 and photos apps start up by themselves run endlessly.

    Can I disable or remove this app?
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    Windows 10 x64 Home 1703
       04 Dec 2017 #2

    If you haven't already, disable the app from running in the background, In Settings, go to Privacy -> Background Apps and turn off photos. This might help you
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  3.    04 Dec 2017 #3

    FerchogtX said: View Post
    If you haven't already, disable the app from running in the background, In Settings, go to Privacy -> Background Apps and turn off photos. This might help you
    I'm running version 1709 win 10, for some reason it doesn't give me that option. So now I tried removing the app altogether by running this command in the powershell. It worked!
    Get-AppxPackage *photo* | Remove-AppxPackage

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  4. Posts : 262
    Windows 10 x64 Home 1703
       05 Dec 2017 #4

    Glad you got it sorted out ^^
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