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Getting updates for Apps I don't have installed?

  1. #1


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Getting updates for Apps I don't have installed?


    Anybody else getting store updates for apps they have uninstalled. Twice now I've got updates listed for Apps I uninstalled. Sports, Finance, News and one or two other of the default Apps that are installed with Windows 8.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    Try wsreset.exe at the command prompt

    Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If it happens again I'll give that a try. The first time it happened I just let them update and then it occurred to me that I had uninstalled some of them. Then I uninstalled them again. The second time I went and verified that they were not installed. Then I just unchecked them so they would not update/install again.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Just happened again in Windows 8.1 on my desktop PC, those same group of apps installed by default by Microsoft. I did the store cache clear, will just have to see what happens. I'll have to go check my laptop now to see if it happened on it too.
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