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Install Windows Photos app at deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a script that uninstalls all Windows 10 apps before sysprep (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/11/11/removing-windows-10-in-box-apps-during-a-task-sequence/) which also removed the photo app.

    Now when i deploy clients there is no default Photo viewer in my image, clients have to go to the Store create a Microsoft account so they can install Windows Photo.

    Is there a way for me at deployment time to add logic to install the Windows Photo app or add it back to image? I dont feel like recreating the image from scratch just because of this.


    Monday, August 1, 2016 11:15 AM

Answers

  • Microsoft removed this as a default for viewing pics. Now they open up in Paint. To restore that functionality you can merge some reg keys. You can go here to find the reg key

    http://www.howtogeek.com/225844/how-to-make-windows-photo-viewer-your-default-image-viewer-on-windows-10/

    • Proposed as answer by ReMark-IT Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by Thomas Vitoz Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:52 PM
    Monday, August 1, 2016 1:28 PM

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  • Microsoft removed this as a default for viewing pics. Now they open up in Paint. To restore that functionality you can merge some reg keys. You can go here to find the reg key

    http://www.howtogeek.com/225844/how-to-make-windows-photo-viewer-your-default-image-viewer-on-windows-10/

    • Proposed as answer by ReMark-IT Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by Thomas Vitoz Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:52 PM
    Monday, August 1, 2016 1:28 PM
  • I have added a step in my deployment to add the registry key

    I have a file that contains all the necessary changes, taken from here: https://giraffe.arvixe.com/~bensonbj/index.php/home/dism-tool?id=77854:enable-windows-photo-viewer

    The command is regedit /s path_to_file.reg

    That did the trick, thanks.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:52 PM