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Remove Windows 10 built in apps

A bunch of Windows 10 updates ran on my laptop yesterday and decided to re-install windows built in apps that I previously uninstalled.

The offending update seemed to be KB 3124263 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511: January 12, 2016 

Wrote a wee powershell script to remove the apps I didn’t want, which will no doubt reappear sometime in the future.

The list of apps to uninstall should be saved in a file called applist.txt in C:\temp\ and the below powershell script can be saved as PS1 script and run as administrator.

<#Created by DM 180915
copy applist.txt file to C:\temp\ 
Additional apps can be uninstalled if required and add name to applist.txt. 
To find list of apps run the following command Get-AppxPackage|ft Name|out-file C:\temp\all_applist.txt 
Execution policy will have to be set to unrestricted before running script Open Powershell and run as Administrator Execute following command Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted#>
$applist = get-content -path C:\temp\applist.txt
Foreach ($i in $applist)
{
Get-AppxPackage $i | Remove-AppxPackage
}
The following list can be copied into notepad and saved as applist.txt
Please note you don't need to uninstall these all apps, in this instance these are the ones I didn't required.

Microsoft.3DBuilder
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
Microsoft.Getstarted
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
Microsoft.SkypeApp
Microsoft.Office.OneNote
Microsoft.People
Microsoft.BingFinance
Microsoft.BingNews
Microsoft.BingSports
Microsoft.BingWeather
Microsoft.XboxApp
Microsoft.ZuneMusic
Microsoft.ZuneVideo