Question Latest Windows [desktop] update - remove unneccessary bloatware

eco_bach

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So just installed the latest update which seems quite large. I now see a WindowsApps folder in ProgramFiles that is over 5GB in size!
How do I easily remove this and any other unnecessary files? Simply selecting, right-clicking and deleting won't work. You get a popup message saying you need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder.
 

USAFRet

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So just installed the latest update which seems quite large. I now see a WindowsApps folder in ProgramFiles that is over 5GB in size!
How do I easily remove this and any other unnecessary files? Simply selecting, right-clicking and deleting won't work. You get a popup message saying you need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder.
You need to Uninstall, not a simple 'delete'.

Settings-Apps-uninstall as desired.
 

USAFRet

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Thanks but AFAIK most of the .exe's in the WindowsApps folder are not visible in Apps&Features list
Correct, some of them are not.
But you can't do a simple 'delete'.
Find the relevant Tile, and see if there is an Uninstall under RightClick.

If not...:(



And please don't try to change ownership from TrustedInstaller. Many many things will break.
 

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