OK, so Windows 10 is now with us and its a nightmare as usual because everyone thinks it will just work.

Please add your own comments, issues and fixes here – the good fixes will be edited in to the main document

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Let’s go:

How to bypass “This app has been blocked for your protection” error

This solution require you be logged in as an Administrator user

Once you have located the System and Security section of the Control Panel you need to click on Action Center

Once you have Action Center locate the Windows SmartScreen option and disable it. You will be given a UAC prompt which you may have to approve.

Once you have confirmed the program is able to run, and you are done with your task, enable the Windows SmartScreen feature again.


How to remove apps that don’t have the UNINSTALL option :

Copy and paste one or more of the following commands into the PowerShell prompt, pressing Enter after each one to remove the apps you don’t want on your Windows 10 system:

Run Powershell as ADMIN

Copy and paste one or more of the following commands into the PowerShell prompt, pressing Enter after each one to remove the apps you don’t want on your Windows 10 system:

The Commands

Uninstall 3D Builder:

Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Alarms and Clock:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calculator:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Calendar and Mail:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Camera:

Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Contact Support:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Cortana:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Get Office:

Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Skype:

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Get Started:

Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Groove Music:

Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Maps:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Microsoft Edge:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Money:

Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Movies & TV:

Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall News:

Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall OneNote:

Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall People:

Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Phone Companion:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Photos:

Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Store:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Sports:

Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Voice Recorder:

Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Weather:

Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

Uninstall Windows Feedback:

This app can’t be removed.

Uninstall Xbox:

Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to Reinstall All Built-in Apps

If you decide you want the pre-installed apps back, you can get them back with a single line of PowerShell code. Again, open a PowerShell window as Administrator. Copy and paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

How to DISABLE ONE DRIVE

For Windows 10 HOME Version you can download and run these REGISTRY HACKS 🙂

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For Windows 10 Pro, please do this:

Press the Windows key to open the Start menu’s search box, type gpedit.msc into it, and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to the following folder:

Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\OneDrive

Double-click the “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage” policy setting in the right pane, set it to “Enabled,” and click “OK.”

This completely disables access to OneDrive. OneDrive will be hidden from File Explorer and users won’t be allowed to launch it. You won’t be able to access OneDrive at all, not even from within Windows Store apps or use the camera roll upload feature. To undo this change, just head back to here and change the policy to “Not Configured” instead of “Enabled.”


 

How to add startup apps for the current user

Startup items for the current user are stored usually at two locations: the Registry and the special “Startup” folder. The Startup folder is an easier way to manage apps. To add or remove an app from the Startup folder, you need to do the following:

  1. Press Win + R shortcut keys together and type the following into the Run box:
    shell:Startup
  2. Now drag the icons you want in to the window – MAKE SHORTCUTS, do not drag the actual Program file.

 

2 Comments

  1. August 13, 2015, 20:58

    So today, I was working on a website and Outlook crashed – had to hit the Power button as everything froze – Now I have no LAN working – It says there is no cable plugged in but there is – rolled system back still the same, removed all drivers and re-installed them, still the same :/
    Tried cable from PC next to it, exact same problem but both cables work on other PC – new drivers installed, still the same issue – never had anything like this before :/
    Switched off for the night now!

  2. August 2, 2015, 10:31

    Sim Aquarium also fails to launch – I have emailed the Devs about this

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