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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP
       2015-11-13 #70

    Hi Brink

    After clean installing the latest Windows 10 Pro TH2 I have used “Option Two: To Remove Specific Windows Apps from Current Account in PowerShell”. I have created that .PS1 file and placed all the required commands from this option to remove the Windows Apps I do not need. I have left installed only the Store, the Calculator and Alarms and Clocks. It worked great and this PS1 file is a great savior!!

    A few observations:

    1) There is a new game called “Soda Candy Crash Saga” or something like that, which I had to remove manually. Could you perhaps add a command for removing this one, too?

    2) I had to remove the App Connector manually. Could you perhaps add a command for this one, too?

    3) Before using Option Two I tried to use “Option Three: To Remove Specific Windows Apps from All Accounts or New Accounts in PowerShell”. This one does not work in my system. I do not know why. Specifically, after entering (copying & pasting) one command in PowerShell (Admin), PowerShell did not do anything and the App remained on my system. Why does this option not work?

    4) There is an App called Microsoft Wi-Fi. I have not been able to uninstall this one, I do not know how to uninstall it, and now when I go to Settings/System/Apps and Features, I see it there, I click on it, and my Settings Menu closes right away. Should I uninstall it before any other, you think? How can I remove this App from my system?

    Thank you!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,588
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-11-13 #71

    Hello Joanne,

    Q1) Candy Crush Saga added.

    Q2) App Connector added.

    Q3) Which apps were you trying to remove using OPTION THREE? Please also post a screenshot showing what error or message you got when you tried to see what it may be.

    Q4) Microsoft Wi-Fi added.
    Last edited by Brink; 2015-11-13 at 16:09. Reason: typo
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-12-11 #72

    Hi Brink,

    You seem to be the man thats knows everything about this so im hoping you can help

    I have been tasked to create a basic image our company can use on new build machines using the latest windows 10 build 10586.

    Using your guide I have succesfully removed apps from the start menu that I dont want there such as the Xbox app and "Get Office" App.

    However im struggling to remove the below... I beleive this is because these are just a link to the store to download them.

    "Adobe Photoshop Express"
    "Flipboard"
    "Minecraft"
    "Twitter"
    "Candy Crush"

    Do you know a way I can remove these tiles for all new users?

    I tried to run the command you provided for twitter and candy crush however for me it doesnt seem to do anything.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,588
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-12-11 #73

    Hello Roachy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The commands for all new users for "Candy Crush Saga" and "Twitter" are in OPTION THREE.

    If you use step 4 in OPTION TWO to get the name (left column) for the others, I'll be happy to help with the command to use for them.
    Last edited by Brink; 2015-12-11 at 13:06.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro Build 10586
       2015-12-12 #74

    Remove unwanted Windows 10 Apps


    I don't know how these apps got corrupted. It seems to be when my Photos App got corrupted however afterwards I couldn't use OR remove these Windows 10 Apps from my computer. I tried using several methods to remove them.

    First I used the sfc /scannow which told me there were no problems. I even tried the Windows 10 Fix program from this very forum but kept setting errors in the Power shell for these listed apps even though clearly they weren't being used. Finally I used the Admin Windows Power Shell as suggested in this thread and they seem to have been removed OK. I did have another App in the Others section but was easily able to remove this KoboBooks App by right clicking and uninstalling it from the Settings menu. KoboInc.KoboBooks_5.0.258.0_x86__vk8qsnw174y90


    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*CommsPhone*"} | remove-appxpackage
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*Messaging*"} | remove-appxpackage
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*people*"} | remove-appxpackage
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*windowscalculator*"} | remove-appxpackage
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*windowscamera*"} | remove-appxpackage
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*zunemusic*"} | remove-appxpackage

    I daren't remove the Windows Store App using this line of code
    Get-appxpackage -allusers | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*windowsstore*"} | remove-appxpackage


    I am now going to re-boot to see if these broken apps have also been removed from the Other Menu maybe I will have to remove the Windows Store App but not sure if I can get it back again ?

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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,588
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-12-12 #75

    Hello SpideRaY,

    Usually, it'll take a repair install or refresh Windows to repair those corrupted apps in Start.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-12-14 #76

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Roachy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The commands for all new users for "Candy Crush Saga" and "Twitter" are in OPTION THREE.

    If you use step 4 in OPTION TWO to get the name (left column) for the others, I'll be happy to help with the command to use for them.
    Hi Brink, Thanks.

    I have run the commands in option 3 for candy crush and twitter however it doesnt seem to do anything.

    If i click on them the store opens and it takes me to the candy crush / twitter page too download the apps. So its like the apps arnt actually installed and the tile is just a shortcut?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,588
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-12-14 #77

    Roachy23,

    As a test, see if the command below for current user only removes Candy Crush Saga for you.

    Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  9. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-12-14 #78

    Thanks again,

    I installed the app and ran then ran the command Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
    And yeah that has removed it from my current account. I also run the option 3 command and to remove it from all profiles however that does not work, the powershell just goes back to the next prompt rather than doing anything. It's abit weird.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,588
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-12-14 #79

    It looks like that bug is affecting this for all users as well.

    You might create a batch file to use to help make removing the unwanted apps per account easier.
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