Windows 10: Cannot uninstall certain apps in 15014

  1.    24 Jan 2017 #1

    Cannot uninstall certain apps in 15014


    This article a while back states certain previously uninstallable apps could now be uninstalled

    Windows 10 makes it easier to uninstall more built-in apps with the Creators Update • PUREinfoTech

    namely to quote

    Some of the apps you can now uninstall, which you weren’t able before, include:

    • Calculator
    • Groove Music
    • Mail and calendar
    • Maps
    • Movies & TV
    • OneNote
    • Voice Recorder
    • Weather
    • XBOX

    but somewhere along the line (I suspect the 15000 series), the ability to do so has gone.

    Of course, the article could be misleading eg it is only possible it only applied to Enterprise but not Home or Pro (I am running Pro).

    Does anybody have any insight to this, or have MS really gone backwards?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Jan 2017 #2

    I didn't know we could uninstall any of those programs. The only one on the list I get the uninstall option is Weather.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,265
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       24 Jan 2017 #3

    I don't bother as they may come back with the next Build. Have better things to do that keep chasing that on my 2 IP computers, they are not my production machines.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 36,166
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       25 Jan 2017 #4

    cereberus said: View Post
    This article a while back states certain previously uninstallable apps could now be uninstalled

    Windows 10 makes it easier to uninstall more built-in apps with the Creators Update • PUREinfoTech

    namely to quote

    Some of the apps you can now uninstall, which you weren’t able before, include:

    • Calculator
    • Groove Music
    • Mail and calendar
    • Maps
    • Movies & TV
    • OneNote
    • Voice Recorder
    • Weather
    • XBOX

    but somewhere along the line (I suspect the 15000 series), the ability to do so has gone.

    Of course, the article could be misleading eg it is only possible it only applied to Enterprise but not Home or Pro (I am running Pro).

    Does anybody have any insight to this, or have MS really gone backwards?
    I can't find the article, but I read somewhere the ability to uninstall those hardwired UWP apps now only applied to Education and Enterprise editions. Not much help, but that's all I can recall for now.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    26 Jan 2017 #5

    There is an article:

    Remove Pre-Installed Windows 10 Apps With PowerShell

    It explains how to uninstall apps using the Get-AppXPackage in PowerShell.

    I've experimented with this and it seems to work.
    But I find it's not easy to identify the app from the internal package names.
    Some were relatively easy and some rather obscure. When in doubt, leave it alone.
    (I wonder if there may be side-effects after uninstalling some apps.)

    I'd be sure to make backups before trying this.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Apps & Features Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10 If you no longer want or use an app, then you could uninstall the app to remove it and free up space on the drive. When you uninstall a desktop app (program), it will uninstall it...
Way to uninstall Metro apps? in Software and Apps
Is there some compilation batch file or something someone has made to uninstall every non-built in/"required" Metro app from Windows 10? Metro apps are not listed in add/remove programs which makes it difficult to find out which ones I can remove....
Many of the Universal Apps cannot be uninstalled because the button is inactive (grayed out). This might be 'by design' for the Technical Preview since Microsoft wants users to test the Apps. The preferred method is to use the uninstall button...
How to Uninstall Games and Apps on Xbox One The Xbox One is equipped with a 500 GB or 1 TB internal hard drive depending on which console you purchased. Most of this space is available for storing games and apps, though some is reserved for saved...
Solved How do I uninstall bundled apps? in Software and Apps
OK, so now this is no longer a technical preview and so I want to have full control over my machine. Now, there are lots of "apps" that come with Windows 10 that I do not need and will never use. Therefore, I'd like to uninstall them. I'm talking...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13.
Find Us