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  • Question

  • Hi, I work in a school and would like to remove the default apps that install as part of the windows environment.

    I used to do this in Windows 8, no worries using a script which ran as part of the deployment process.

    I'm unable to achieve the same result in Windows 10 using a similar script with a similar process.

    Ideally I'd like to remove specific apps at a system level so logon times for all users are speeded up.

    I've hunted around but not found a script that achieves what I want through deployment.

    Can anyone help?

    Monday, September 28, 2015 4:34 AM

Answers

  • Use Windows ADK for W 10 and prepare image for your installations (use copyprofile in sysprep procedure)

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2015/08/11/download-windows-10-assessment-and-deployment-kit-adk.aspx

    Regards

    Milos

    • Marked as answer by mattstarczak Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:16 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 5:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Here is a script for uninstalling the builtin apps in Windows 10, http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/removing-built-in-apps-from-windows-10-using-powershell/

    Note that not all of the builtin apps can be uninstalled, they have to be blocked with Applocker if you need to block them:

    http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/blocking-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-using-applocker/

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Marked as answer by mattstarczak Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:16 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 6:38 AM
  • In case this information is useful to some one else I thought I'd outline my process in brief.

    Start the install of windows 10 in a virtual machine, but go to audit mode. Ran the script from Jorgen to delete default apps, connected to MDT deploy and capture share and ran a capture task. Then imported the wim into MDT deploy share, attached the wim to a deployment task and edited the unattend.xml to copy the profile.

    Result when deployed was an image without the default apps. Well, a couple survive but I'll hide those apps before I do the initial capture.

    I found lots of ways that didnt work, this one does.


    • Edited by mattstarczak Monday, October 5, 2015 11:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:48 AM
    Monday, October 5, 2015 10:59 PM

All replies

  • Use Windows ADK for W 10 and prepare image for your installations (use copyprofile in sysprep procedure)

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2015/08/11/download-windows-10-assessment-and-deployment-kit-adk.aspx

    Regards

    Milos

    • Marked as answer by mattstarczak Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:16 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 5:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Here is a script for uninstalling the builtin apps in Windows 10, http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/removing-built-in-apps-from-windows-10-using-powershell/

    Note that not all of the builtin apps can be uninstalled, they have to be blocked with Applocker if you need to block them:

    http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/blocking-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-using-applocker/

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Marked as answer by mattstarczak Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:16 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 6:38 AM
  • Thankyou Jorgen And Milos.

    Both excellent answers and I believe both paths will work.

    I went hunting for Jorgen's script two days ago but it had dissapeared, glad its back.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:18 AM
  • In case this information is useful to some one else I thought I'd outline my process in brief.

    Start the install of windows 10 in a virtual machine, but go to audit mode. Ran the script from Jorgen to delete default apps, connected to MDT deploy and capture share and ran a capture task. Then imported the wim into MDT deploy share, attached the wim to a deployment task and edited the unattend.xml to copy the profile.

    Result when deployed was an image without the default apps. Well, a couple survive but I'll hide those apps before I do the initial capture.

    I found lots of ways that didnt work, this one does.


    • Edited by mattstarczak Monday, October 5, 2015 11:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:48 AM
    Monday, October 5, 2015 10:59 PM