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#1 netaccs

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hi

Windows 10 Pro 1709.

How can I completely remove all unnecessary Windows 10 apps ?

Is there any problem problem for the system to leave only calculator ?

Now I am running this script using powershell, but after it still has some programs,

which I have to remove manually from programs and features like: "sway", "paind 3d", "one note" and many others.

 
################################################################################
Get-AppxPackage -allusers -allusers *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *appconnector* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *appinstaller* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *feedback* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *connectivitystore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *finance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *oneconnect* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *phone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *sports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *3d* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *dvd* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *xboxspeech* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *zune* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *CommsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Office.Sway* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *XboxOneSmartGlass* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *wallet* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *holographic* | remove-appxpackage
Get-AppxPackage -allusers *xbox* | remove-appxpackage

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Is there any script to remove everything and could that be some system issue ?

 

Thanks in advance !


Edited by netaccs, 05 February 2018 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

Maybe this script can help you, especially the functions "UninstallMsftBloat" and "UninstallThirdPartyBloat". Although it should be used only by people who understand it.

https://github.com/Disassembler0/Win10-Initial-Setup-Script/


Edited by Conder, 05 February 2018 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

There is really no use in removing these apps, as when you do the next feature update most are bound to return.   They take up a little disc space and have virtually no impact on system performance if you're not using them and have turned anything you don't want/use off in Privacy -> Background apps (and those choices generally stick between feature updates, though checking every once in a while is not a bad idea after major feature updates).

 

Removing apps that ship with Windows 10 is an exercise in futility unless you want to keep doing it again and again and again.  Better to tweak your system settings such that any apps you don't use are not permitted to run in the background.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:56 AM

This script makes many more, not only windows apps.

 

It is not a problem, to run the script (which will remove All apps) after they come back after update.

Also if it works and remove everything, could be task scheduled.

I just don't won't any of this programs to persist on the OS.

So if there is something in powershell or other, will bi thankful. 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:25 AM

CCleaner uninstaller removes them, that's what most people use.

 

See here

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/668713/how-to-remove-all-xbox-apps-and-material-from-w10/



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:27 AM

Prefer to use shell script, instead of software.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:46 AM

This script makes many more, not only windows apps.

 

It is not a problem, to run the script (which will remove All apps) after they come back after update.

Also if it works and remove everything, could be task scheduled.

I just don't won't any of this programs to persist on the OS.

So if there is something in powershell or other, will bi thankful. 

Yeah, the script has a plenty of functions, but if you want to remove "metro" apps only, then run only "UninstallMsftBloat" and "UninstallThirdPartyBloat" functions (see readme on GitHub).


Edited by Conder, 06 February 2018 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:18 AM

Hm interesting, may something like that could be fine (including few services)

 

powershell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File zzz.ps1 UninstallMsftBloat UninstallThirdPartyBloat DisableTelemetry DisableAdvertisingID DisableFeedback DisableAutoLogger DisableDiagTrack DisableOneDrive UninstallOneDrive DisableXboxFeatures Hide3DObjectsFromThisPC SetPhotoViewerAssociation  AddPhotoViewerOpenWith

 

for services I use this code:

sc config DiagTrack start= disabled
sc config diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service start= disabled
sc config dmwappushservice start= disabled
sc config TrkWks start= disabled
sc config WMPNetworkSvc start= disabled

Edited by netaccs, 06 February 2018 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Yeah, the command to run that script is okay, but I think you should also use function "RequireAdmin" (on first position).

 

And you can use PowerShell also for disabling services:

Set-Service -Name DiagTrack -StartupType Disabled
Set-Service -Name diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service -StartupType Disabled
Set-Service -Name dmwappushservic -StartupType Disabled
Set-Service -Name TrkWks -StartupType Disabled
Set-Service -Name WMPNetworkSvc -StartupType Disabled


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

Hi, you really ought to follow Britech's advice, you cannot debotnett your computer with these mod's and as for performance,  unless your machine is just on the limit of being able to run win 10 then you will not notice any determinable performance differences. Certainly doing what you propose.

 

Just disabling certain services still leaves many associated functions running, these were there by design, and you actually need hundreds of mod's to do this properly. I do not recommend disabling TrkWks service, it will end in tears.

 

It took a team of computer engineers and computer scientists weeks to debotnett windows 10, it was done for government security reasons, and with MS cooperation.

 

It is your computer and if you wish you can do what you want, just don't fool yourself that you have actually achieved something other then making things worse. BTW it is possible to prevent feature updates from changing these settings, again you really need to know how, it does not appear on the net and for a private citizen the cost would be horrendous.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:58 PM

I stand by my original advice.

 

If one simply cannot stand Windows 10, as designed, then one had ought to seek out an alternative OS that meets one's wants and needs.  Certainly, among the plethora of Linux distros, there is one that would be a better fit.

 

I've been in "this business" since the mid-1980s and it is through long years of experience of observing people trying to neuter things outside the mechanisms the specific OS maker provides, and how that most often "leads to tears," that I strongly advise against even trying it.

 

No one knows better than the OS designers and maintainers for any given OS what needs to be done to keep it running smoothly.  And, heaven knows, there are even enough versions of Windows 10 that one of them should give a suitable level of control for virtually any application.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:13 PM

Hi, you can safely modify many aspects of windows ten. I do not oppose making changes, if you know why you are doing it, and if it effectively improves your computing experience, after all it is your computer.

 

It's just that you should be mindful that many of the "tweaks " you see on the net have not been properly researched and will cause you problems, my advice is to run such mods past forums such as this.

 

Some modifications make significant improvements, and if you don't want to have the pre-installed apps then getting rid of them is fine, you will have to repeat the process after a feature update, and you will not notice any performance improvements, however it will also cause no issues.

 

It's the system mod's that worry me, windows ten has over six hundred services and thousands of associated files, unless you have the expertise it is dangerous to play here. Disabling TrkWks is a good example.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:21 PM

jenae,

 

          I can't disagree with a thing you've said.

 

          That being said, the "unless you have the expertise it's dangerous. . ." proviso is ignored far, far too frequently.  It's a parallel to those who keep insisting that they don't want "forced updates" from Microsoft for Windows 10.  It was said best by another of our staff members who's a BSOD subject matter expert:

 

There really isn't a point to checking for updates and not installing them. . .  It's important to install all available updates. I've been doing this since the days of DOS, and I still don't have the confidence to pick and choose among updates.  There are just too many variables involved - and most people can't evaluate the full consequences of installing/not installing updates.

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           The same basic concept applies to messing with system internals.  I've been in this business since 1985 and I would never, ever think to do such a thing.  It's just asking for trouble and anyone who's "been around the block a few times" has seen the kinds of trouble it brings.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:45 AM

Although I advocate uninstalling some of the pre-installed Apps (using CCleaner) I do not advocate tweaking Win 10 services or doing system modifications.

 

Somewhere down the line it will lead to issues if you do.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:42 AM

 

Yeah, the command to run that script is okay, but I think you should also use function "RequireAdmin" (on first position).

 

 

RequireAdmin : the term 'RequireAdmin' is not recognized, also with "-" symbol

-RequireAdmin : the term '-RequireAdmin' is not recognized.

 

 

I don't want to use system tweaks, make my settings using domain controller.

 

 

Thanks for the example - TrkWks service.

I will check more careful about services that I am stopping.

 

I always prefer not to use programs for configuring system, making tiny tweaks, but this Windows Apps..

they just don't have place now, specially for computers with corporate users.






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