Windows 10: How is Windows able to track my previous Win10 installation after a full wipe?

Discus and support How is Windows able to track my previous Win10 installation after a full wipe? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I recently formatted my drive and clean installed Windows, and after the new installation, Windows still shows some apps from the Microsoft Store as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ucdrogon, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. How is Windows able to track my previous Win10 installation after a full wipe?


    I recently formatted my drive and clean installed Windows, and after the new installation, Windows still shows some apps from the Microsoft Store as being purchased on older dates, from the previous installation.

    Mind you, I never signed in to Microsoft Store in the previous installation or current installation, just using a local account.

    The apps that it shows are AMD Radeon Settings Lite, Windows 10 Pro (?? lol), Photos Media Engine Add-On.

    How can they track this if everything was wiped?

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    /u/ucdrogon, Sep 16, 2020
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    Win10: windows update stuck at never ending loop ?

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