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How to Add or Remove XPS Viewer app in Windows 10


The XPS Viewer app allows you to read, copy, print, sign, and set permissions for XPS documents.

Microsoft is changing the way you get XPS Viewer. In Windows 10 version 1709 and earlier versions, the app is included in the installation image. If you have XPS Viewer and you update to Windows 10 version 1803, there's no action required. You'll still have XPS Viewer.

However, if you install Windows 10 version 1803 on a new device (or as a clean install), you may need to install XPS Viewer. If you had XPS Viewer in Windows 10, version 1709, but manually removed it before updating, you'll need to manually reinstall it.

This tutorial will show you how to add (install) or remove (uninstall) the XPS Viewer app for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove XPS Viewer.


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Add or Remove XPS Viewer app in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove XPS Viewer app in Windows 10
Add or Remove XPS Viewer in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

2. Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Do step 4 (add) or step 5 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 4. To Add XPS Viewer

A) Scroll down, click/tap on XPS Viewer, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshots below)

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 5. To Remove XPS Viewer

A) Scroll down, click/tap on XPS Viewer, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshots below)

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6. You can now close Settings if you like.






Add or Remove XPS Viewer app in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove XPS Viewer app in Windows 10
Add or Remove XPS Viewer in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Do step 3 (add) or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Add XPS Viewer

A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:XPS.Viewer~~~~0.0.1.0

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 4. To Remove XPS Viewer

A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:XPS.Viewer~~~~0.0.1.0

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5. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.


That's it,
Shawn