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#1 BonesB

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

How do I get rid of Xbox, groove music and now a new app Mixed Reality Portal & Mixed Reality Viewer?



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

I use CCleaner but Revo works good too.

 

https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

How do I get rid of Xbox, groove music and now a new app Mixed Reality Portal & Mixed Reality Viewer?

 

I wouldn't.  Taking out apps that ship with the OS has proven to be a probable cause of a variety of issues ever since Win10 made its debut.

 

Just don't use them.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:29 AM

I also use CCleaner to uninstall those things.

 

No problems here.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

OK Thank you



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:16 AM

 

How do I get rid of Xbox, groove music and now a new app Mixed Reality Portal & Mixed Reality Viewer?

 

I wouldn't.  Taking out apps that ship with the OS has proven to be a probable cause of a variety of issues ever since Win10 made its debut.

 

Just don't use them.

 

Exactly, nothing is to be gained by removing them.



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:58 AM

I happened to discover a nice one after an uninstall went awry and a pesky  installer popup was happening...

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_installer_cleanup_utility.html

 

the info contained therein suggest to use traditional uninstall methods, control panel...prior to invoking this utility

 

i like revo myself, but sometimes Revo can't get them all (registry entries)

 

 HP bloatware is the big one that needs multiple attempts to clean them up after uninstalling


Edited by synergy513, 13 December 2017 - 04:10 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

Personally I found HP bloatware quite easy to get rid of (well it was on a windows 8.1 machine in 2015), as long as you don't mind a few semi-empty folders lurking afterwards, windows normal "control panel --> programs and features" uninstaller did it fine and I finished off by disabling HP's services from the services tab of task manager. As for windows' built in bloateware removal isn't so easy, but there are plenty of ways to disable it so it never does anything or tries to open in any way or triggers any background services.

If you're really desperate you could hunt down the exe files for the unwanted stuff and delete them, but you'd REALLY want to make a full system image backup first, and backup your personal fiels several times over too as this kind of manual removal of system files can have catastrophic effects if you fiddle with truly vital ones. Easiest to just disable them and their service.

Edited by rp88, 14 December 2017 - 06:16 PM.

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