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Force uninstall of Windows 10 program

Microsoft WindowsStore will not uninstall from my PC.  To  force the uninstall, follow these steps:

 

  • Execute Windows PowerShell as administrator
  • Execute the get-appxpackage command, routing the output to a file (use > to route output to a file installed.txt)

<p>get-appxpackage -allusers > installed.txt</p>

 

  • Open the installed.txt file with your favorite text editor and find the full package name to remove (to be sure, some pecking around will be required).  My program to uninstall is: Microsoft.WindowsStore_11701.1001.99.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.  Replace PackageFullName with the package name.

 

<p>Remove-AppxPackage "PackageFullName" <- example Remove-AppxPackage "Microsoft.WindowsStore_11701.1001.99.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe"</p>

 

  • Verify the program has been removed by checking installed programs or the get-appxpackage command.

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