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Installing windows 8.1 WITHOUT apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Installing windows 8.1 WITHOUT apps


    Hi all,
    I've installed windows 8.1 in my domain, but I can't remove the Windows apps
    Every time a new user loges in, it installs the apps on that user
    Is there a way to PERMANENTLY remove the apps form the installation, or make an installation DVD WITHOUT the apps?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Open Windows PowerShell as administrator and execute the following command:

    Code:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online
    After this, when a new user logs on for the first time, the Start screen shows only the following apps:
    - Store
    - OneDrive
    - Internet Explorer
    - File Explorer (Windows Explorer)
    - Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by threeeye View Post
    or make an installation DVD WITHOUT the apps?
    Quote from this post:

    Code:
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Modern apps - NOTE: This script is only for Windows 8.1 with Update
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :: How to get a list of modern apps?
    :: dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | clip
    
    :: Edit this script if you want to also remove the Reader app
    
    if "%RemoveModernApps%"=="yes" (goto REMOVE_MODERN_APPS) else (goto END)
    :REMOVE_MODERN_APPS
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFinance_2014.221.1803.4346_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_2014.215.1100.269_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_2014.221.713.446_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingMaps_2014.130.2132.1189_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingNews_2014.221.715.1548_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingSports_2014.221.716.2273_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingTravel_2014.221.717.3307_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingWeather_2014.221.719.1451_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.HelpAndTips_2014.307.208.1286_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Office.OneNote_2014.215.704.4136_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    :: dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Reader_2013.1007.1759.4672_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.SkypeApp_2014.206.1828.308_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2013.1204.852.3011_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_2013.1007.1950.2960_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2014.219.1943.3721_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_2013.1218.27.757_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsScan_2013.1007.2015.3834_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_2013.1010.500.2928_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_2013.1011.10.5965_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneMusic_2014.228.1317.652_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneVideo_2014.228.1317.2549_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    goto END
    :END
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Thanks, I'll try it in the next few days and I'll check back...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Open Windows PowerShell as administrator and execute the following command:

    Code:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online
    This didn't do anything...


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Code:
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Modern apps - NOTE: This script is only for Windows 8.1 with Update
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :: How to get a list of modern apps?
    :: dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | clip
    
    :: Edit this script if you want to also remove the Reader app
    
    if "%RemoveModernApps%"=="yes" (goto REMOVE_MODERN_APPS) else (goto END)
    :REMOVE_MODERN_APPS
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFinance_2014.221.1803.4346_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_2014.215.1100.269_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_2014.221.713.446_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingMaps_2014.130.2132.1189_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingNews_2014.221.715.1548_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingSports_2014.221.716.2273_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingTravel_2014.221.717.3307_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingWeather_2014.221.719.1451_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.HelpAndTips_2014.307.208.1286_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Office.OneNote_2014.215.704.4136_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    :: dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Reader_2013.1007.1759.4672_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.SkypeApp_2014.206.1828.308_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2013.1204.852.3011_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_2013.1007.1950.2960_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2014.219.1943.3721_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_2013.1218.27.757_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsScan_2013.1007.2015.3834_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_2013.1010.500.2928_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_2013.1011.10.5965_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneMusic_2014.228.1317.652_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneVideo_2014.228.1317.2549_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    goto END
    :END
    And this gave me an error
    At c:\........\apps.ps1 :6 char:3
    + if "%RemoveModernApps%"=="yes" (goto REMOVE_MODERN_APPS) else (goto END)
    + ~
    Missing '(' after 'if' in if statement
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  5. #5


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by threeeye View Post
    This didn't do anything...
    edit: Command in action (see screenshot below). Next, create a new account and log in to the new account.

    Click image for larger version

    Quote Originally Posted by threeeye View Post
    And this gave me an error
    See the instructions at the beginning of the script.

    Inserting the serial number in an ISO

    Code:
    @echo off
    :: Install the "Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)"
    :: You will only need to install the "Deployment Tools" and "Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)"
    ::
    :: Create the following folders:
    ::   C:\my_Distribution
    ::   C:\my_Distribution\dvd
    ::   C:\my_Distribution\updates (if you want to integrate updates)
    ::
    :: If you want the Windows 8.1 setup does not ask for product key at the beginning of the setup.
    :: - Copy EI.cfg to "C:\my_Distribution"
    :: OR
    :: If you want to use PID.txt file to automate product key entry.
    :: - Copy PID.txt to "C:\my_Distribution"
    :: - Note that in this script, the PID.txt will be copied only if you make the Core or Pro version.
    ::
    :: If you want to use SetupComplete.cmd file, copy SetupComplete.cmd to "C:\my_Distribution"
    ::
    :: Copy the files from the Windows 8.1 with Update (x86 or x64) installation media to "C:\my_Distribution\dvd"
    ::
    :: If you want to integrate updates, copy (x86 or x64) update files (*.msu, *.cab) to "C:\my_Distribution\updates"
    ::
    :: Save this file as "Integration.cmd" and copy file to "C:\my_Distribution"
    ::
    :: Run as administrator "Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment"
    :: Run the command: C:\my_Distribution\Integration.cmd
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 20 Nov 2014 at 22:07.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by threeeye View Post
    This didn't do anything...
    edit: Command in action (see screenshot below). Next, create a new account and log in to the new account.

    Click image for larger version
    Well this is what it gave me...
    Click image for larger version

    I ended up following this post Step-By-Step: Removing Windows 8.1 Modern Apps with PowerShell - Canadian IT Professionals - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Someone posted a comment
    Remove them all in one step:
    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage
    I added my PC to the domain, logged in under a new user, and there is NO apps !!!

    Thanks for the help
    I'm marking this thread as answered
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