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How to completely purge Mixed Reality Portal from my OS?


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#1 ScarXL

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:34 PM

I'm running Windows 10 Pro Spring Creators Update (build 1803). This app is installed every time I install whatever version of Windows 10 (except LTSB).

 

My PC specs are beyond toaster and I don't need nor use this feature.

 

All the tutorials I've found describe how to disable it, but not remove it.

 

Is there any way to completely get this app out of my system?



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:10 AM

If you have CCleaner on your machine, open it, Tools.. and look in the uninstall list.

 

CCleaner uninstalls it and many other Microsoft ''goodies'' such as all the xbox stuff.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

I've looked before posting, there is no option to uninstall Mixed Reality Portal. I uninstalled all built-in apps with PowerShell anyway, didn't need CCleaner for that.

 

What I did was follow the steps outlined here: https://winaero.com/blog/uninstall-mixed-reality-windows-10/ and delete the following folder from the C:\Windows\SystemApps folder: Microsoft.Windows.HolographicFirstRun_cw5n1h2txyewybak

 

Mixed Reality Portal is not in my Control Panel anymore, but there is this phantom shortcut to the application in the shell:AppsFolder that I cannot get rid of. It even appears in my Classic Shell start menu:

 

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My new question is if it is possible to even delete this shortcut. There is no option to do so:
 

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Edited by ScarXL, 13 May 2018 - 12:20 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:32 AM

I was thinking you meant the Mixed Reality Viewer ..sorry :(

 

I don't know it it's actually possible without carving things up.

 

More info here (which you may have already read)

 

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-uninstall-mixed-reality-portal-in-windows-10/

 

Also it may be wise to uninstall Classic Shell now as it is no longer developed

 

http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:05 AM

Can't uninstall it, I've already uninstalled Cortana and that screws up Windows 10's start menu.

I don't see a reason to stop using it anyway, don't need any new features other than the ones it already has



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:12 AM

You could always install Linux Mint (Cinnamon)


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:30 AM

No thanks.

 

Edit: uninstalled it, ignore thread


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:51 AM

 

Edit: uninstalled it, ignore thread

 

Although I fail to understand why anyone wants to remove components of Windows (or any OS) that lie entirely dormant, taking up pretty much nothing but disc space if not used, it seems that many people feel compelled to do so.

 

That being said, if you were able to uninstall it, then please share how.  Others who want to go your way will appreciate knowing.


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