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  1.    29 Apr 2017 #300

    "Pending" Apps after a Windows 10 Clean Install


    Hi Shawn,

    I followed the instructions in your Tutorial How to Turn On or Off Automatically Installing Suggested Apps in Windows 10 and I am quite pleased having discovered how to avoid automatic downloads in the future. Thank you very much indeed!

    I tried again a Clean Installation of Windows 10 and disabled SilentInstalledAppsEnabled, but I got the same result as before in terms of waht concerns the presence of "Pending" app shortcuts in the Start Menu. Actually not exactly the same, as they disappear when I rush to cancel their downolads in Windows Store | Downloads and Updates as soon as connected for the first time to the net.

    I wander: is there a way of getting rid of the "Pending" apps based on some knowledge about the target locations of the Start Menu rght pane shortcuts?

    Sorry to bother and please let me know if got out of this thread and I should refer to another one or open a brand new one.

    Thank you again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       29 Apr 2017 #301

    Hello Lamberto,

    It's never a bother.

    They should eventually no longer be "Pending" where you can then uninstall or unpin them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    29 Apr 2017 #302

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Lamberto,

    It's never a bother.

    They should eventually no longer be "Pending" where you can then uninstall or unpin them.
    I got your point. I go and try to unpin them rightaway after the clean installation and I'll post back.

    Grateful as usual.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,679
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       29 Apr 2017 #303

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    01 May 2017 #304

    "Pending" Apps after a Windows 10 Clean Install


    And you are right as usual !

    Hi Shawn,

    Here's what I did:
    1. "Clean" installed Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) skipping the WiFi connection part
    2. Turned Off "Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps" and "Showing App Suggestions on Start" following your two great tutorials on these subjects:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager
      SilentInstalledAppsEnabled DWORD = 0 (Disable)
      SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled DWORD = 0 (Off)
    3. Applied a series of Get-AppxPackage... commands as per this fantastic Tutorial of yours (following my conclusions in the post #185 at page 19)
    4. Unpinned all Pending apps in the Start Menu but 5 of them:

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    At this point I connected the PC to the network... et voilà:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Yoga 2_01.05.17_POST UNPIN FROM START-CONNECT.PNG 
Views:	29 
Size:	255.1 KB 
ID:	132878

    As you righteously said, the mere fact of unpinning a "pending" app after having disabled "app automatic installation" by Windows 10 prevents its download and installation once connected.

    One final observation, though. I noticed that the position of the unpinned apps does NOT correspond to the removed ones. In this case I unpinned what in the previous installation turned out to be Asphalt 8, MS Solitaire Collection, Facebook, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft, Netflix and DrawboardPDF and I left alone March of Empires, Twitter, Fallout Shelter, News and Weather. Now, here is what I was left with after the updates: Twitter, Facebook (!), Minecraft (!), MS Solitaire Collection(!) and Weather, but not the other ones I had left unpinned.

    With your permission I would wish to start a new thread concerning a "super-clean" Installation of Windows 10...

    Grateful as usual
    Last edited by Lmbrt; 17 May 2017 at 04:36.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       01 May 2017 #305

    Great news Lamberto. I'm glad it could help.

    Of course. Please feel free to start your thread.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    01 May 2017 #306

    Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) Apps Uninstall


    Hi again Shawn and sorry for pestering,

    During the apps uninstall in Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) that I reported in the previous post I performed a couple of experiments and I have a few observations you may be interested in:

    1. The "-online" instruction for Microsoft Wallet in the Tutorial is indicated as if it were for Microsoft Wi-Fi and it may be corrected.
    2. The "-allusers" instructions for Windows Holographic (Mixed Reality) will inevitably produce a red message: is it the case to keep it in the list or is there any mistakes on my side?
    3. The Get Started instructions (both "-online" and "-allusers") produce the uninstall of Tips (CU 1703): it may be useful to indicate it for people who wish to get rid of it.
    4. You righteously removed Get Help from the Tutorial and I would point out that Contact Support (CU 1703) which replaced it cannot be removed from the system as you get a red error message applying the "-allusers" instruction.
    5. The following instructions worked fine for Minecraft for Windows and maybe someone could find this useful:
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *MinecraftUWP* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*MinecraftUWP*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    6. Again a red message for XboxGameCallableUI (yes, I tried...) applying the "-allusers" instruction.
    7. On the contrary everything worked fine with the following apps that kept appearing in Settings | Apps & features and/or Windows Store | Download and Updates:
    Xbox Game Bar
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxGameOverlay*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    Xbox Identity Provider
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*XboxIdentityProvider*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    In this case it may be useful to notice that (upon no rational basis) I applied these scripts together with the scripts for Xbox Game Speech Window BEFORE applyng the scripts for Xbox: I wander whether this order should be considered relevant or not?

    Thanks for your patience
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       01 May 2017 #307

    @Lmbrt,

    Q1) Corrected. Thank you.

    Q2) Seems to work fine on my end. What does the red error message say for you?

    Q3) Noted in tutorial now.

    Q5) Added. Thank you.

    Q6) What does the red error message say for you? If the current user doesn't have it installed, you won't be able to uninstall it for all users or new users.

    Q7) The order shouldn't matter since they each app has a separate package.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    02 May 2017 #308

    Hello Shawn,

    Thanks a lot for your answer.

    Here are the two red messages for Windows Holographic (Mixed Reality) and XboxGameCallableUI:

    Q2)
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    Kindly notice that with this one I also tried with "Windows." in the string (i.e. *Windows.HolographicFirstRun*), but the result is the same.

    Q6)
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Name:	Yoga 2_01.05.17_0xboxgamecallableui.PNG 
Views:	20 
Size:	69.6 KB 
ID:	133006

    Kindly notice that with this second one I also tried without "Microsoft." in the string (i.e. *XboxGameCallableUI*), but the result is the same.

    Thank you again!
    Last edited by Lmbrt; 17 May 2017 at 04:42.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       02 May 2017 #309

    Hmm, holographic worked for me to uninstall for new users, but not for current or all users. I get the same red message that it can't be uninstalled since it's a part of Windows.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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