Uninstall Apps in Windows 10  

  1. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,598
    Windows 10 Pro
       #570

    Brink said:
    Is it not uninstalling any apps for you?
    Nothing will be uninstalled. I will try later in Audit Mode, when customizing new deployment image.
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  2. camelia's Avatar
    Posts : 263
    Windows 10 x64 bits
       #571

    Windows 21H1 Clean Install

    How to remove this Apps from Current User and All Users in PowerShell?

    Thanks
    Camelia

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  3. hdmi's Avatar
    Posts : 561
    10 Home (21H1)
       #572

    camelia said:
    Windows 21H1 Clean Install

    How to remove this Apps from Current User and All Users in PowerShell?

    Thanks
    Camelia

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10-taskbar.jpg
    AFAIK it can only be disabled via right-click on the taskbar | choose News and interests | check Disable.
    Alternative methods:
    How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10
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  4. camelia's Avatar
    Posts : 263
    Windows 10 x64 bits
       #573

    Code:
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    1527c705-839a-4832-9118-54d4Bd6a0c89        1527c705-839a-4832-9118-54d4Bd6a0c89_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral_cw5...
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    Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin                  Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy 
    Microsoft.AccountsControl                   Microsoft.AccountsControl_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy           
    Microsoft.AsyncTextService                  Microsoft.AsyncTextService_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe          
    Microsoft.BioEnrollment                     Microsoft.BioEnrollment_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy             
    Microsoft.CredDialogHost                    Microsoft.CredDialogHost_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy            
    Microsoft.ECApp                             Microsoft.ECApp_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe                     
    Microsoft.LockApp                           Microsoft.LockApp_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy                   
    Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient       Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral_neutral_...
    Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge                     Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_44.19041.1023.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe             
    Microsoft.Win32WebViewHost                  Microsoft.Win32WebViewHost_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy   
    Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp             Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h...
    Microsoft.Windows.CallingShellApp           Microsoft.Windows.CallingShellApp_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n...
    Microsoft.Windows.CapturePicker             Microsoft.Windows.CapturePicker_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy     
    Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost       Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral_cw...
    Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager    Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral...
    Microsoft.Windows.NarratorQuickStart        Microsoft.Windows.NarratorQuickStart_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral_8we...
    Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkCaptivePortal  Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkCaptivePortal_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n...
    Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5...
    Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls          Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral_neutral_cw5...
    Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost      Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost_10.0.19041.1023_neutral_neutral_c...
    Microsoft.Windows.PinningConfirmationDialog Microsoft.Windows.PinningConfirmationDialog_1000.19041.1023.0_neutral__c...
    Microsoft.Windows.Search                    Microsoft.Windows.Search_1.14.2.19041_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy        
    Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI               Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI_10.0.19041.1023_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy       
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    I can not find Skype for Business and I do not want it, what can I do?

    Thanks
    Camelia

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  5. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,598
    Windows 10 Pro
       #574

    camelia said:
    I can not find Skype for Business and I do not want it, what can I do?
    Short answer: nothing.

    Background for the short answer: Since Office 365 / Microsoft 365 is nowadays using a Click-to-Run installer, Skype for Business (SfB) is, although a deprecated app replaced with Teams, still included in the install package for O365 / MS365 Pro Plus and Business / Enterprise.

    As functionality of parts of Teams, as well as other O365 / MS 365 apps still depends on core code of Lync, predecessor of SfB, that core of it must be installed. Don't worry, though, that core takes less than 0.1 GB storage space. Even if you are using a really small 128 GB (formatted capacity just over 119 GB) HDD or SSD, it means that Lync (SfB) files take less than one 11900th of your storage capacity:

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10-lync-files.png
    (Click to enlarge.)

    If SfB in Start Menu is disturbing you (as it was disturbing me), simply delete its Start Menu shortcut in following folder:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    SfB is no longer shown in Start Menu.

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  6. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,870
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #575

    I have several versions of apps in c:\program files\windowsapps as below, How do I remove all but the latest version?

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10-image.png
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,695
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #576

    Hi Shawn, could you advise whether you expect 'removing' a provisioned app as above actually leaves the folder for that program in the Windowsapps folder?

    I've uninstalled a couple and these folders remain.
    windows 10 - WindowsApps folder still contains large folders from deleted Microsoft Applications - Super User

    Would you expect any difference in this for other apps downloaded from the Store e.g. 3rd pary apps?

    There are many many comments on the web about very large remnant folders in Windowsapps.. e.g. see this current thread:
    How to clean up WindowsApps folder?

    Is there any routine cleanup function that might apply, or is this an MS oversight? Thanks
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,193
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #577

    dalchina said:
    Hi Shawn, could you advise whether you expect 'removing' a provisioned app as above actually leaves the folder for that program in the Windowsapps folder?

    I've uninstalled a couple and these folders remain.
    windows 10 - WindowsApps folder still contains large folders from deleted Microsoft Applications - Super User

    Would you expect any difference in this for other apps downloaded from the Store e.g. 3rd pary apps?

    There are many many comments on the web about very large remnant folders in Windowsapps.. e.g. see this current thread:
    How to clean up WindowsApps folder?

    Is there any routine cleanup function that might apply, or is this an MS oversight? Thanks
    Hey mate,

    It appears uninstalling a Store app will remove it from the Start menu, but doesn't always remove its package or not all of it from the WindowsApps folder.

    Usually, you will need to uninstall the app as an administrator to remove its package, but then again, it doesn't always happen.

    Option 13 may be the best for this.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,695
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #578

    Thanks, I thought that at first and tried option 13 without success.

    With a little experimentation I found 2 examples (different) that deleted the remaining folder of apps I'd uninstalled:

    How to clean up WindowsApps folder?

    It's certainly very much less than obvious to me how to choose the appropriate command to achieve this. This saved me some 500Mb - and in some cases it can clearly be much more.

    Suggests a need for clear guidance - there are many posts on the internet on this topic.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,193
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #579

    dalchina said:
    Thanks, I thought that at first and tried it, but using one of your tutorials and a little experimentation I found 2 examples (different) that deleted the remaining folder of apps I'd uninstalled:

    How to clean up WindowsApps folder?

    It's certainly very much less than obvious to me how to choose the appropriate command to achieve this. This saved me some 500Mb - and in some cases it can clearly be much more.

    Suggests a need for clear guidance - there are many posts on the internet on this topic.
    I haven't found any official references on cleaning up the WindowsApps folder.

    The problem is that it doesn't always behave the same when uninstalling an app for it to remove the app's package or not from the WindowsApps folder. It's too inconsistent, and playing around in the WindowsApps folder could break apps.

    I suppose you could try booting into safe mode or a command prompt at boot to manually delete an app's package folder(s) in the WindowsApps folder to remove it after the app has already been uninstalled normally.

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