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Windows 8 has dozens of built-in Metro style apps. These applications run almost perfectly, but if you are a developer or a regular user and want to change the main files of these applications, you must go to the installation files of these applications in order to change anything. It seems simple! But, this is not so. You do not have default access to navigate to the application folder, and Windows has denied you access to this folder.

List of installed Metro applications in the system

For a complete list of the Metro applications installed on the system, open the Powershell command prompt with administrator privileges and run the command:

The command displays a list of installed applications for all users of the system.

To list the applications installed by a specific user, use the command:

The list of applications can also be formed depending on the manufacturer (* - used as a wildcard):

Or by app name:

How to remove a Metro application in Windows 8

To remove Metro applications from the system, use the PoSh Remove-AppxPackage command, the format of which is:

The command deletes the application only for the current user.

If you want the system to request confirmation, use the command:

Using DISM, you can delete a specific application for all users, for example, like this:

How to remove all Metro applications for all users in Windows 8 / 8.1

If you want to remove all Metro applications from the system for all users, use the following commands.

The first command removes all applications with the Staged status from the system account (i.e., all new accounts will be created without pre-installed modern applications), and the second removes all applications for the current account.

If there are several accounts in the system and you need to remove the Metro application for all accounts, instead of the second command, execute:

If you need to remove applications partially, you can use the PowerShell script from Microsoft with the names of all standard applications. Just add / remove the necessary applications to the array stored in the $ AppsList variable:

Removing Metro Applications Using Group Policies

If you need to remove Metro Apps immediately on many computers with Windows 8, you can take advantage of the possibility of group policies to run logon scripts. Create a policy, bind it to the required AD container (if necessary, you can enable Wmi filtering by OS version) and assign a logon script with the previously discussed Powershell / DISM commands.

If in the future you need to return the remote Metro-application - just find it in the Windows Store and install.

Great. It’s a pity, you’ve got a lot of advertising.
In the case of Windows SL, I have not yet found a way to disable the market. The error message when deleting the market hints that it can be disabled through the Windows Component Service. But, this is a very transparent hint ...
The problem is urgent, for small organizations that spontaneously purchase a couple of pieces of equipment at retail instead of obsolete or untimely dead cars.

Because in home versions of Windows there is no Group Policy Editor with which you can conveniently disable the Windows Store. But this can be done manually through the registry: in the branch HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Policies Microsoft WindowsStore create a parameter of type REG_DWORD named RemoveWindowsStore and value 1

Command line ... Return to the Stone Age.

If this is a stone age for you and you want beautiful graphics and just click on the checkboxes then buy NTLite for $ 45 or $ 99 bucks. And if you suddenly think that you can get by with a pirate, then you are deeply mistaken since there are no such pirated versions and they will probably exist) There is of course one version, but it is old and only supports 7 and the interface is exclusively English.

Package Specify values ​​for the following parameters: Package Name
So, what is next?

Has anyone answered you?

Hello.
Deleted some applications through Powershell
The corresponding directories are deleted in the C: Program Files WindowsApps directory, which is good. But the fact is that there for each application there are about 2 directories, for example:

Only the first one was deleted.
I understand that these are different versions of one application, how do you advise you to correctly remove the second?

Good day!
Yes, these are different versions of the application. Please indicate with what construction you removed the metro application?
Try removing the second application using the construct:
Get-AppxPackage -name * Microsoft.BingSports * | Remove-AppxPackage

Deleted by teams
Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingSports_1.5.1.249_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingSports_1.5.1.249_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

for Microsoft.BingSports_2.0.0.310_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe does not work anymore, it seems that he came from under all users, including the super administrator.
Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.BingSports_2.0.0.310_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe gives an error: Cannot find the specified file.

Get-AppxPackage -name * Microsoft.BingSports * | Remove-AppxPackage does not work either.

By the way, the output of the Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers command for all such duplicate applications is given by PackageUserInformation:

as I discovered yesterday, you can still open any unnecessary metro application, open the task manager, go through it to the application folder, set user rights, and quietly delete .. I succeeded .. the icons remained. but the applications are gone. and they don’t interfere. all that remains is to remove the shortcuts completely.
P.s I'm not a professional) maybe something is not right) but it turned out)

hello, I'm not special in computers + I'm a girl, could you help me figure out everything that is written here? (no friends of programmers, so no one to turn to)

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Package Specify the values ​​for the following parameters: Package Name, and then what?

Dear authors, please write an answer. It’s not clear what to do next ...

It’s not clear which command you are executing ...
I suspect that when removing the package with the Remove-AppxPackage command, you did not specify the name of the package you want to remove.
An example is just below (for the ZuneVideo application)

Yes, thanks, I figured it out. Remaining issue with Remove-AppxPackage
Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet in command pipeline at position 1
Specify values ​​for the following parameters:
Package: Microsoft.SkypeApp
Remove-AppxPackage: Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Uninstallation failed. Contact your software vendor both
biscuits. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
The Delete operation was interrupted by the package manager because an invalid argument was passed: Microsoft.SkypeApp.
NOTE. For more information, find [ActivityId] c918aa1f-ffde-0003-eaaa-18c9deffcf01 in the log
events or type in the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c918aa1f-ffde-0003-eaaa-18c9deffcf01.
line: 1 character: 1
+ Remove-AppxPackage
+


+ CategoryInfo: WriteError: (Microsoft.SkypeApp: String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId: DeploymentError, Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

PS C: Windows system32> Remove-AppxPackage

Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet in command pipeline at position 1
Specify values ​​for the following parameters:
Package: Microsoft.SkypeApp
Remove-AppxPackage: Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Uninstallation failed. Contact your software provider.
biscuits. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
The Delete operation was interrupted by the package manager because an invalid argument was passed: Microsoft.SkypeApp.
NOTE. For more information, find [ActivityId] c918aa1f-ffde-0003-eaaa-18c9deffcf01 in the log
events or type in the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c918aa1f-ffde-0003-eaaa-18c9deffcf01.
line: 1 character: 1
+ Remove-AppxPackage
+


+ CategoryInfo: WriteError: (Microsoft.SkypeApp: String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId: DeploymentError, Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

Constantly gives an error (not only to this application). What to do?

If an error occurs when you try to remove the protected, embedded, modern Windows application 0x80073CFA, use the following instructions to remove embedded applications:

Windows PowerShell
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PS C: Windows system32> Get-AppXPackage


Name: CheckPoint.VPN
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 1.0.0.1
PackageFullName: CheckPoint.VPN_1.0.0.1_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows vpnplugins checkpoint
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: CheckPoint.VPN_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: f5.vpn.client
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 1.0.0.11
PackageFullName: f5.vpn.client_1.0.0.11_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows vpnplugins f5
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: f5.vpn.client_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: FileManager
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 6.3.9600.16384
PackageFullName: FileManager_6.3.9600.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows FileManager
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: JuniperNetworks.JunosPulseVpn
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 1.0.0.206
PackageFullName: JuniperNetworks.JunosPulseVpn_1.0.0.206_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows vpnplugins juniper
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: JuniperNetworks.JunosPulseVpn_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.MoCamera
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 6.3.9600.16384
PackageFullName: Microsoft.MoCamera_6.3.9600.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows Camera
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.MoCamera_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: SonicWALL.MobileConnect
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 1.0.0.8
PackageFullName: SonicWALL.MobileConnect_1.0.0.8_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows vpnplugins sonicwall
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: SonicWALL.MobileConnect_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: windows.immersivecontrolpanel
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 6.2.0.0
PackageFullName: windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows ImmersiveControlPanel
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: winstore
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Windows, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId: neutral
Version: 1.0.0.0
PackageFullName: winstore_1.0.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
InstallLocation: C: Windows WinStore
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy
PublisherId: cw5n1h2txyewy
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Corporation, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: X64
ResourceId:
Version: 12.0.21005.1
PackageFullName: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation: C: Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework: True
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId: 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Corporation, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: X86
ResourceId:
Version: 12.0.21005.1
PackageFullName: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation: C: Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework: True
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId: 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.WinJS.2.0
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Corporation, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: Neutral
ResourceId:
Version: 1.0.9600.17018
PackageFullName: Microsoft.WinJS.2.0_1.0.9600.17018_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation: C: Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft.WinJS.2.0_1.0.9600.17018_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework: True
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.WinJS.2.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId: 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient.2
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Corporation, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: X64
ResourceId:
Version: 2.11.2154.0
PackageFullName: Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient.2_2.11.2154.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation: C: Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient.2_2.11.2154.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework: True
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient.2_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId: 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False

Name: Microsoft.WindowsReadingList
Publisher: CN = Microsoft Corporation, O = Microsoft Corporation, L = Redmond, S = Washington, C = US
Architecture: X64
ResourceId:
Version: 6.3.9654.20540
PackageFullName: Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_6.3.9654.20540_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation: C: Program Files WindowsApps Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_6.3.9654.20540_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework: False
PackageFamilyName: Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId: 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage: False
IsBundle: False
IsDevelopmentMode: False
Dependencies:
4__8wekyb3d8bbwe, Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_6.3.9654.20540_neutral_Stash.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bb
we>

PS C: Windows system32> Remove-AppxPackage

Remove-AppxPackage cmdlet in command pipeline at position 1
Specify values ​​for the following parameters:
Package: SonicWALL.MobileConnect_1.0.0.8_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Remove-AppxPackage: Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Uninstallation failed. Contact your software vendor
biscuits. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
Error 0x80070032: AppX deployment operation failed for SonicWALL.MobileConnect_1.0.0.8_neutra package
l_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from C: Windows vpnplugins sonicwall. This application is part of Windows and cannot be used.
pour for specific users. The administrator may try to disable it on the computer using the “Enable” function.
enable or disable Windows components. " However, it is likely that the application cannot be uninstalled.
NOTE. For more information, find [ActivityId] c918aa1f-ffde-0004-e4aa-18c9deffcf01 in the log
events or type in the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID c918aa1f-ffde-0004-e4aa-18c9deffcf01.
line: 1 character: 1
+ Remove-AppxPackage
+


+ CategoryInfo: WriteError: (SonicWALL.Mobil ... l_cw5n1h2txyewy: String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId: DeploymentError, Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

PS C: Windows system32>
Such errors are ongoing.

Judging by mistake, you cannot delete this application for the current user, because it is systemic. Try to remove the application from the system (for all users at once) with this command:
DISM.exe / Online / Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:SonicWALL.MobileConnect_1.0.0.8_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

Dear experts. I ask you for help. On a tablet with a very small amount of memory, my girlfriend wrote games and deleted only the Metro component and the memory naturally cluttered to the very *** edges) write all possible cleaning options. Thank you in advance)

Try specials. appxmanager.hol.es program

You can try Windows Store Applications Manager

Did as in the article, through the logon script.
But for some reason, the applications are not deleted. If the script is executed locally, then it runs and deletes.
What could be?

Personally, my experience:
1. We remove the application from the tile noting (Most likely everything! After all, 500 MB is something for the SSD ...) unnecessary.
2. Go to the address C: Program Files and find the WindowsApps folder.
Go to the property Properties-Security-Advanced folder.
3. Go to the "Owner" item, select yourself (Change-advanced-search-Ivan Vasilich). We tick off “Replace the owner of the subcontainer ....
click approx.
4. Again, go to the "Advanced" Go to the "Audit" and select "Continue" then "Add" select yourself (Change-optional-search-Ivan Vasilich) put "full access"
5. Put the checkmarks on “Replace the owner of the sub-container ....” and “Replace all entries of the daughter object ....” click ok.
6. Next, in the same window, go to the “Permission” item, then “Add”, select ourselves (Change-advanced-search-Ivan Vasilich) put “full access” Put a checkmark on “Replace the owner of the sub-container ....” and “Replace all entries of the subsidiary object .... "

CLICK OK! You just got full access to the WindowsApps folder and you can simply delete it! nothing wrong! I have freed more than 500 mb. In 1 minute.

Thanks for the instruction! Deleted the WinStore folder. The described methods through Powershell did not work. The first method returned errors already described above: (the Delete operation was interrupted by the package manager, because an invalid argument was passed), the second - winstor name (package) was not found

All these methods are dreary, it’s easier to remove the store completely from Windows and when creating a new user there will be no time.

Dimon, explain the way to remove the store completely from Windows.

Hello. I want to remove applications from a connected wim image, deployed to a vhd virtual disk. I enter the command:
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -path G: | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -path G:
I get an error:
Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage: cannot find the specified file

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