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       10 Aug 2015 #30

    Vincenzo said: View Post
    How does a standard user remove apps using Settings? It does not give a prompt to elevate to Admin and I don't see a Run As Admin option? Thanks
    Hello Vincenzo,

    A standard user (if a Microsoft account) will only be able to uninstall apps for their account that were installed from the Store.
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #31

    Do you think the inability to elevate the privileges is an oversight, or by design? Thanks
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       10 Aug 2015 #32

    It's more of a lack of ability to do so from within Settings since Windows apps (aka: modern apps) cannot run elevated.

    You should be able to use one of the other options though, and be prompted by UAC for an administrator password to approve.
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #33

    Yes, I can still elevate the old way through Control Panel. Thanks for the info.
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       10 Aug 2015 #34

    You're most welcome. :)
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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #35

    I try unistall for example XBOX from app, but uninstall it's grey and it's impossible uninstall. In Control panel applications the app is not present ...?!?

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       11 Aug 2015 #36

    Hello Hispa,

    Have you already tried using Option 2 or 5?
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       11 Aug 2015 #37

    Regarding the XBOX App, or better said some parts of it(?), PowerShell gives me errors when I try to uninstall them. I've read though -sorry, no link available - that despite the errors those parst (?) are indeed uninstalled! I don't know if this is true or not.
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #38

    Ojustaboo said: View Post
    Does that mean I have no way of uninstalling the "Groove Music", "Film & TV", "Photos", "Mail and Calendar", "Maps", Weather", "Alarms & Clock", "Voice Recorder", "People" and "Camera" apps?
    type power shell>right click>run as administrator

    then input at the prompt: Get-AppxPackage *zune* | Remove-AppxPackage
    hit return and Groove Music, People and TV will be uninstalled.

    input at the prompt:
    Get-AppxPackage *communi* | Remove-AppxPackage
    and Mail and Calendar will be uninstalled.

    Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
    and Money, Sports, News and Weather will be uninstalled.

    input: Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
    to remove X-Box.

    I've uninstalled everything but the camera, voice recorder, alarms and clock, maps, cortana and store; I like all of these except alarms and clocks and cortana, but don't see how to get rid of them as yet. Everything is running fine and I like the lack of clutter.

    Last edited by Jerry Delacruz; 16 Aug 2015 at 14:51.
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       21 Aug 2015 #39

    Edwin said: View Post
    I've found if you 'uninstall' all packages running: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage in a Power Shell Admin it removes the links for the use of the Apps, not necessarily uninstalls them, leaving System Apps only, hidden and unhidden:

    Attachment 25167

    leaving only these five showing:

    Attachment 25168

    However, before doing so, if you open shell:appsfolder from a run box first and create shortcuts for all apps and put them in a folder somewhere, you can go back to that folder and click on the blank icons of the removed packages to reinstate them, including the Store:

    Attachment 25169 Attachment 25170
    I tried using your shortcut suggestion before using this script:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage | where {$_.Name -notlike *Store*}
    The script worked but it was not supposed to remove the store and it did. I then tried your shortcut and I could not re install the store. Any Ideas?
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