Windows 10: Unwanted Game. Solved


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       07 Dec 2017 #1

    Unwanted Game.


    Installed a game called "Halo War 2" from the store to check out a new graphics card.

    Use only an SSD 120 GB specifically for the Insider program, having tested and wishing to regain space on SSD am trying to uninstall....this cannot be done with either Apps in Settings or on Recently Added though both show "Uninstall" options....neither work.

    Trying other options to uninstall reveal not possible as need "system admin permission"......HELP.....
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  2.    07 Dec 2017 #2

    Try using tools on CCleaner
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       07 Dec 2017 #3

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Try using tools on CCleaner
    It does not show up in Programs in either Control Panel or in CCleaner....yet shows as in my original post, it being 13.5gb in size.
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  4.    07 Dec 2017 #4

    dencal said: View Post
    Installed a game called "Halo War 2" from the store to check out a new graphics card.

    Use only an SSD 120 GB specifically for the Insider program, having tested and wishing to regain space on SSD am trying to uninstall....this cannot be done with either Apps in Settings or on Recently Added though both show "Uninstall" options....neither work.

    Trying other options to uninstall reveal not possible as need "system admin permission"......HELP.....
    Have you tried uninstalling using powershell commands?
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       07 Dec 2017 #5

    If a program can't be uninstalled it may still being held in memory, try bringing up Task Manager, on the left-most Processes tab click More Details, see if there is an entry for the game. If so use End Task to assure it is closed, may help with the uninstall process.
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       08 Dec 2017 #6

    Woke this morning to find that the Halo War 2 game had been removed from my computer....and yes last night after just under 2hrs of running the uninstaller without any movement on the indication scale had restarted the computer several times to check whether it had taken effect....Game still showed in Apps.

    As I had reported it on Feedback Hub was wondering if M$ had quickly rectified the problem?

    My thanks to Josey, Cereberus and Berton for their offers of help.

    Clicking on the Recently Added link now offers to install or update.....there is no longer an entry in Apps in Settings.
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