Windows 10: Unwanted Apps

Discus and support Unwanted Apps in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I have about 40 apps that automatically downloaded from the MS Store according to the Store without any request or action from me sometime after I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JohnO.C, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. JohnO.C Win User

    Unwanted Apps


    I have about 40 apps that automatically downloaded from the MS Store according to the Store without any request or action from me sometime after I installed Win 10.



    Many of these appear in the Start menu’s scrolling list of shortcuts, making it difficult to find what I’m looking for. They do not offer the option to remove them from the list, and they do not appear as an installed item via Control Panel/Programs and Features, so they can’t be deleted. I’ve tried to completely install a few, just so I can delete them, but in all cases I lack something the application needs, like a phone I can install MS Edge on.



    A MS Support agent suggested I try a Powershell script to delete them, which gave me an access error message.



    What can I do to eliminate these shortcuts I didn’t ask for, and don’t want or need?

    :)
     
    JohnO.C, Jan 10, 2021
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Unwanted App - where is it?

    If it's a UWP app (Store app) then you can try here:

    Unwanted Apps [​IMG]


    whilst everything installed is listed here:

    Unwanted Apps [​IMG]


    If that means you were using a browser, there may be a download record.
     
    dalchina, Jan 10, 2021
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  3. Unwanted Apps in Start, Need help with script

    Hi Denis

    Thanks for the Suggestion, but only if it were that easy...There is no such option as you can see by the image below.


    Unwanted Apps [​IMG]
     
    MrWhispers, Jan 10, 2021
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  4. Brink Win User

    Unwanted Apps

    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Unwanted Apps :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Jan 10, 2021
    #4
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