Friday, January 1, 2016

Removing or repairing a Windows 8 or 10 built in app

Removing or repairing a Windows 8 or 10 built in app


From CMD you want to know what package to remove:
Mail and Calendar are called windows communication apps. The rest are easier to correlate.

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 5A4E-ED39

 Directory of C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

...
12/31/2015  07:28 AM              microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.6525.42271.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
12/31/2015  07:28 AM              microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2015.6525.42271.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
...

               0 File(s)              0 bytes
             122 Dir(s)  50,681,364,480 bytes free


Get the names of the packages to remove


From powershell you remove it:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.6525.42271.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2015.6525.42271.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

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