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WINDOWS 10 - POWERSHELL COMMANDS [ADMIN} FOR UNINSTALLING APPS THAT YOU CAN'T UNINSTALL

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asked Jul 18 in Studio One 4 by johndecarteret (320 points)
edited Jul 18 by johndecarteret

Hi All,

This isn't a question, but I hope information that will help you save system resources which can be put to better use running Studio One. The following are Windows 10 'Powershell' Commands that will remove all those nasty extras that Windows installs that you are never going to use and take up system resources that you could possibly use:

Uninstall 3D Builder:
Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall 3D Viewer:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
 
Uninstall Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:
Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:
Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Communications:
get-appxpackage -*windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Contact Support:
This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Cortana:
This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Get Office:
Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype:
Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started:
Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music:
Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Edge:
This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:
Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:
Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:
Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:
Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:
Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos:
Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports:
Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:
Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather:
Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Feedback:
This app can’t be removed.

I obtained these from a Microsoft Tech and they are all ready to cut and paste straight into Powershell, which must be used as an Admin. There are a few others such as for 3D Paint which you can uninstall and I have but have mislaid the command.

One thing to check if your system starts making those noises we all love to hear is that your system performance is still set at 100% High Performance because Windows 10 has a habit of changing it to Balanced when you're not looking. This really plays havoc when using multiple plugins.

An additional tweak to reduce your System Paging File size. I have set a minimum off 800MB and a maximum of 4000MB which could be lower but that is recommended for 64GB RAM. If you don't do this Windows will set a Recommended Size and will allocate all of it regardless of whether required or otherwise.

My minimum of 800MB is all that Windows is using and has not used any of the overhead that I have allocated.Having also incorporated, rather uninstalled all of the apps I have saved myself 5% of normal resources when Windows is doing nothing. Even now with my browser open and Task Manager and a few Property Windows also open it is still only using 1-2% so it is all worth doing.

And of cause always have best performance set to Background Services, which aids your audio driver. Sorry for any out there for who this is old news, but so many seem to ask these questions.

Hope this helps. Newbie

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