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  1.    14 Nov 2015 #21
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    They take bandwidth usage (data), being regularly updated, not to mention CPU usage and such, I had to enabled Windows Firewall back, just to keep Store apps updated, even though I never ever use them, because those failures caused my system to lag.
    How can something that's not used chew up CPU cycles??
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  2.    14 Nov 2015 #22
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    How can something that's not used chew up CPU cycles??
    Are you new to Windows 10? Apps very much do things in the background, whether you use them or not.
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #23
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfreemont View Post
    Are you new to Windows 10? Apps very much do things in the background, whether you use them or not.
    No.. far from it. And Apps that are not in use on my system are using 0% CPU Cycles.
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #24
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 348
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 Build 16299.19

    For me the reason I like to uninstall apps is:

    1. I can scroll through the list of apps in start quicker since i don't have 20 apps I don't want. Same thing in settings when i have to turn them off for the third time in Background apps for example.

    2. I don't have to worry that an app I don't want will mysteriously turn on as a background app and start sending me messages and do who knows what else.

    But beyond that, if I uninstall something, it should stay uninstalled. That's the issue. Not if one should keep them or not. That is for the individual to decide.

    If it doesn't stay uninstalled, then I think, what else is wacked out with this system? Why isn't it keeping things uninstalled and instead installing them and resetting their behavior to default - two things I don't want. Not exactly confidence inspiring.

    But then i think, oh that's right, its a buggy system but take heart, you can just leave the apps because they are not bothering you.
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #25
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Actually on a clean install of 1511 the default apps are 870MB.

    It is trivial to remove the ones you don't want with PowerShell but they do take a significant amount of space on a small disk.

    Attachment 48154
    Sorry but unless you're still using a 128gig or smaller SSD drive I see no reason to remove such apps. But I'm also one who doesn't like splitting up the OS into two or more drives. With the prices of SSD drives constantly dropping one could easily get a 256gig for $80 bucks, or a 500gig for $160.

    Yeah you could remove the apps that are actually optional, but outside of those, I see no need for special tweaks and/or registry hacks just to save a few megs.

    And don't give me the "average" user doesn't know stuff. The average user isn't going to do hacks and tweaks, so the people doing such things are the ones who could well upgrade their drives for more storage space.

    Sorry.
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  6.    14 Nov 2015 #26
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    Quote Originally Posted by jfreemont View Post
    Are you new to Windows 10? Apps very much do things in the background, whether you use them or not.
    Prove it. If an app, aka program, is not in storage, it's not running and not using CPU cycles.
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  7.    14 Nov 2015 #27
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I delete apps and unused programs from my computer. I don't do it to save space. I do it because it bugs the heck out of me that the are there. I also don't like it when I see a exclamation mark in device manager even if I'm not having any known problems. I'll spend hours or days trying to fix it.
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  8.    14 Nov 2015 #28
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    Windows 7 (SP1)

    It also resets all you privacy settings too. and on mine removed the option to block device updates.
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  9.    14 Nov 2015 #29

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Exactly.. but some just want to delete things I guess.
    I'm one of those people. Last week I downloaded Win8/10 Gadget Pack. The thing had over 50 gadgets! All I wanted was 2 of them, so I deleted/removed the rest. Lack of space isn't the issue. It's the potential for 3rd party apps to activate and "call home" to summon bad relatives to my PC that concerns me. IMO, deleting unneeded "stuff" is simply removing potential threats, since P.C.'s are always connected to the outside world.
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  10.    15 Nov 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Prove it. If an app, aka program, is not in storage, it's not running and not using CPU cycles.
    Then why does MS give you buttons to stop apps continually updating themselves? I never use them, but unless I turn them off, they communicate in the background?
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