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  1.    14 May 2016 #1
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    Like seeing Promoted Apps in the Start Menu? You'll love the Windows..


    Like seeing Promoted Apps in the Start Menu? You'll love the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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    Possibly the most despised feature of Windows 10 is advertisements. They show up in your apps list, lock screen, and even the Start Menu. Sadly, Microsoft plans to double the amount of Promoted Apps that you'll find hiding in the Start Menu when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is released this summer.

    More specifically, the number of Suggested Apps will increase from five to 10. At the same time, the number of "static" apps (stock apps that are pinned to the Start Menu by default) will decrease from 17 to 12.

    If you're not entirely familiar with these Promoted Apps, they're considered to be "Programmable Tiles". Designed to look like an app that's pre-installed on your PC, clicking on one of them will take you to the Store to acquire it.

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  2.    14 May 2016 #2
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    Can they fully be uninstalled and removed from my account

    I have no main problems with them being there, as long as they can be fully got rid of

    I still have Candy Crush showing on my account from this last time, which i cannot remove from my account and get recommendations based on it
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  3.    14 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Can they fully be uninstalled and removed from my account

    I have no main problems with them being there, as long as they can be fully got rid of

    I still have Candy Crush showing on my account from this last time, which i cannot remove from my account and get recommendations based on it
    Have you tried this Paul ?

    (To remove Candy Crush Saga app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  4.    14 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Have you tried this Paul ?

    (To remove Candy Crush Saga app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Thanks, I have done that

    Is there any way to get rid of it from my MS account?
    If i look in the Store it says i own it and gives me recommendations because of this, I dont want to own it , i want it gone
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  5.    14 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Thanks, I have done that

    Is there any way to get rid of it from my MS account?
    If i look in the Store it says i own it and gives me recommendations because of this, I dont want to own it , i want it gone
    Ok give this one a shot Paul
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *CandyCrushSodaSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
    OR this one ...depending on the name...
    Get-appxpackage -allusers *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6
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    That just removes it from the PC?

    I have never actually installed it on the PC, but it is in my MS account as an app that i own (with various others)

    When i go into the Store and look at My Library, this is an app in there, this is where i want it gone from

    Dont think its possible to do, unless this feature has been added into one of the insider builds
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  7.    14 May 2016 #7
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    I really wish they would change that policy of use once and its forever yours. My Store "My Library" is littered with Apps I never ever used. Mostly OEM installed Apps that were pre installed on my laptop. Once I logged in with my Microsoft ID they were all instantly added to my Store My Library. Even though I never ever used them and immediately uninstalled them.
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  8.    14 May 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    That just removes it from the PC?

    I have never actually installed it on the PC, but it is in my MS account as an app that i own (with various others)

    When i go into the Store and look at My Library, this is an app in there, this is where i want it gone from

    Dont think its possible to do, unless this feature has been added into one of the insider builds
    They would have to redo the Store App, and maybe even how the Store itself works. I can see locking in paid for App's. I don't see why free and trial aps are locked in though? All you can do is complain via the feedback App.
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  9.    14 May 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I really wish they would change that policy of use once and its forever yours. My Store "My Library" is littered with Apps I never ever used. Mostly OEM installed Apps that were pre installed on my laptop. Once I logged in with my Microsoft ID they were all instantly added to my Store My Library. Even though I never ever used them and immediately uninstalled them.
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  10.    14 May 2016 #10
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    will need to go back to the feedback app and see if i can find some of these to upvote, or add if i cant find many

    when i first got Win 8 i tried loads of apps, later removed because they where rubbish, then did the same with 10 when it came out

    now, like you i have a store full of apps i will never use, and OEM apps that are not compatible with 10, lol
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