Windows 10: How To Remove Built-In Apps To Save Space

Discus and support How To Remove Built-In Apps To Save Space in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, So I noticed that this folder: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps is 3.08 GB (3,318,742,747 bytes) big. There's a bunch of apps in here that I don't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pepanee, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. pepanee Win User

    How To Remove Built-In Apps To Save Space


    Hello,

    So I noticed that this folder: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
    is 3.08 GB (3,318,742,747 bytes) big.

    There's a bunch of apps in here that I don't use. I read a few articles online that you can uninstall apps through Windows PowerShell, and I can figure out how to do that, yet there's also ways to reinstall those apps again through PowerShell (which technically means that they don't get removed from the computer, hence keeping their "installers" on here and still taking up space).

    Is there a way to permanently remove the apps in order to save space?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    pepanee, Jun 30, 2018
    #1
  2. Arul_D Win User

    "Built-in administrator" still denied access to many apps and functions

    Hi Andy,

    • What is the exact error message you are getting when you try to open apps?
    I understand your concern about accessing the operating system. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, I realize this may be frustrating. We are here to help you in resolving the issue.

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted system settings/ system files. Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to check if Built-in Administrator account is enabled. If so, try to disable.

    Step 1: Follow the steps toDisable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
        Command Prompt
        .
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
      • net user administrator /active: no (Check for the spaces)
    Restart the computer and check with the status of this issue.

    Step 2: Also, I suggest you to refer to the below thread replied by
    Marilyn O on November 22, 2012 as this suggestion has helped many others and check if it helps you as well.

    App can't open with built in administrator account


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 30, 2018
    #2
  3. CJW
    CJW Win User
    Removing Built-in Apps


    I don't have an Xbox & so I do not need the Xbox App or its related packages.
    Problem is, I am having a hard time removing the App & its related packages.

    These are the steps I have gone through, in both my Local Administrator & Local Standard accounts.
    1. I opened PowerShell as Administrator.
    2. Typed "Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName" (w/o quotes) to get a list of installed Apps.
    3. I typed each command below, pressing Enter after each command:

    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

    I didn't get any messages (successful or error) after each Enter, so I thought all was well.
    But after I reboot & check through Powershell, the Xbox App & all related packages are still on the computer.
    Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
     
  4. Arul_D Win User

    How To Remove Built-In Apps To Save Space

    Windows10 think my local user admin as Built-in Administrator. App can't be openen using the built-in administrator account

    Hi Abdullah,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about accessing the operating system. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, I realize this may be frustrating. We are here to help you in resolving the issue.

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted system settings/ system files. Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to check if Built-in Administrator account is enabled. If so, try to disable.

    Step 1: Follow the steps toDisable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
        Command Prompt
        .
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
      • net user administrator /active: no (Check for the spaces)
    Restart the computer and check with the status of this issue.

    Step 2: Also, I suggest you to refer to the below thread replied by
    Marilyn O on November 22, 2012 as this suggestion has helped many others and check if it helps you as well.

    App can't open with built in administrator account


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 30, 2018
    #4
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