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How to remove all xBox apps and material from W10


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#1 jargos

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

It seems ridiculous that I am forced to have all this xbox garbage on my business computer.

 

Tried apps in settings, but only saw many more there relating to xbox, and can't remove any.

 

Followed a circuitous link to help, support, support forums, etc, and on the 'worlds handiest tool' wasted an hour of my precious time with no result .. only more rubbish and .. rate us ... LOL

 

How can I fully and permanently remove it all please ?

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

There is no point in removing apps that ship as part of Windows 10 as they will come back in many feature updates and any time a reinstall is done.

 

They just sit there, taking up minimal space.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:36 AM

You can uninstall X Box using CCleaner....tools...uninstall.

 

Most people I know use it to uninstall all the stuff like that as you cannot do it through Windows add and remove.

 

Some folk may say why bother? Well I say it's my machine.. my rules... and if I don't want Maps, News, Cameras, Groove Music etc etc on my machine, then I will remove them using CCleaner.

 

No harm has come from doing this.  



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:14 AM

You can uninstall X Box using CCleaner....tools...uninstall.

 

Most people I know use it to uninstall all the stuff like that as you cannot do it through Windows add and remove.

 

Some folk may say why bother? Well I say it's my machine.. my rules... and if I don't want Maps, News, Cameras, Groove Music etc etc on my machine, then I will remove them using CCleaner.

 

No harm has come from doing this.  

Opera, hi. Thanks. Worked a treat.

There wasn't one, but about 6 xbox bits of crap there. Now all gone.

There are a few more bits of crap that I can remove too, using ccleaner, and I will have a closer look at it later.

Agree entirely with your comments.

Thanks again.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:17 AM

You can uninstall X Box using CCleaner....tools...uninstall.

 

Most people I know use it to uninstall all the stuff like that as you cannot do it through Windows add and remove.

 

Some folk may say why bother? Well I say it's my machine.. my rules... and if I don't want Maps, News, Cameras, Groove Music etc etc on my machine, then I will remove them using CCleaner.

 

No harm has come from doing this.  

Nevertheless, I won't suffer the 'boiled frog syndrome' as the great Microsoft would have me to.

If they come back I will delete them again.

Thanks for your contribution.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:47 AM

I can't tell anyone how to spend their time and effort, only offer my advice and perspective.

 

I never, ever remove anything that Microsoft ships as part of the OS, whether I happen to use it or not.  I have too often found "that way lies madness," particularly on machines I'm having to revive from the dead after their respective owners were a bit too vigorous in their attempts at cleaning.   I might be inclined to do this if I were desperate for a tiny bit more disk space, but given how little is gained I'd probably upgrade my disk drive or SSD first.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:09 AM

You can uninstall Xbox app by executing below command from Powershell that is open as a administrator.

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Edited by FreeBooter, 22 January 2018 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

 

You can uninstall Xbox app by executing below command from Powershell that is open as a administrator.

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Thanks. The ccleaner uninstall function seems to have done the job. Will also keep your suggestion in mind.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

I can't tell anyone how to spend their time and effort, only offer my advice and perspective.

 

I never, ever remove anything that Microsoft ships as part of the OS, whether I happen to use it or not.  I have too often found "that way lies madness," particularly on machines I'm having to revive from the dead after their respective owners were a bit too vigorous in their attempts at cleaning.   I might be inclined to do this if I were desperate for a tiny bit more disk space, but given how little is gained I'd probably upgrade my disk drive or SSD first.

Yes, I hear what you say. Rather than vigorous, my approach is selective, and I just couldn't bear xbox on one of my business computers. It is to me, just inane.

 

I'm even getting sick of constant attempts by W10, to persuade, trick, force, or whatever, me onto using their various office apps.

I use LibreOffice which handles even MS documents better than MS does (to wit, never had any PDF version conflicts, which I sometimes get with MS).

 

What's more. LibreOffice works brilliantly both with Linux and W10 and is therefore ideal for my purposes. Never ONCE, in transferring documents from one computer to the other, one OS to the other, has LibreOffice so much as had a hiccup. It just seems to do it all instantly and seamlessly. And I can't say that for the MS apps - in fact, it seems they are designed to force you one way or the other, and to get you paying for it.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

I still can't understand why things like the Xbox and Mixed Reality apps are included in the OS by default. Why not just put it in the Windows store and allow people to install it if they wish.


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 January 2018 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:24 PM

I still can't understand why things like the Xbox and Mixed Reality apps are included in the OS by default. Why not just put it in the Windows store and allow people to install it if they wish.

 

I can't argue with that.   I'll never touch an Xbox (app or otherwise) or any of the Gaming stuff that comes with Windows 10.

 

Of course, there are all sorts of other things that fit that bill, too.  I don't use multiple desktops, for instance, nor most of the Accessibility features, though I need to teach myself Narrator at some point.

 

But, as I just said on one of the blindness and low-vision technology groups to someone saying that they hate so much about Windows 10:

"No matter what features are added or removed, or what defaults are chosen, in a system like Windows that's used by untold millions around the world there will be those that love or hate each and every one of them.  


As I said before, operating systems aren't made for *you*, where that you is any given individual or organization.  Many conflicting needs and wants must be considered and there will always be a tension between who gets what and who's happy and who's not."

 

Operating systems are the Swiss Army Knives of software and are used as marketing tools for applications by their respective makers on a routine basis.  'Twas ever thus.


Edited by britechguy, 22 January 2018 - 09:27 PM.

Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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