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I see some dumb apps that I am 100% certain I don't need.

Like:

  • Films and TV
  • People
  • Microsoft Pay
  • Microsoft Office Click to Run (or Office Trial setup) - this being when I have the full program installed

What are these dumb things?
How do I stop them being run at all??

I don't mind them being there - waste my hard drive space - doesn't matter - but eating my resources like memory or hard drive??? No way! Get the apps out of here!

Thanks.
 
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Where are you seeing this list of app's?
 

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Processes Tab

It's somewhere down the bottom and taking up like 20MB memory - I have 8GB memory... so not much - but still... what the heck is it!
I don't want it to consume anything!
 

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@AmyToo please learn about W10 before making erroneous statements.

You cannot remove default apps from W10 home, without using special PowerShell scripts but they will be reinstalled on every windows update. They are so tightly integrated into the operating system. Each new windows feature update brings additional default non removable apps with it.


All current versions of office now use Click to run and it is extremely rare to get a full iso install of any version of office.
The last full version of office that did not use CTR was Office 2010

So even if you have the "full version" of Office installed, unless you installed it yourself from a DVD, you will have the CTR version, which auto updates itself, checks for corruption and auto-repairs itself. That is why CTR shows running in task manger.
 

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I do know about Windows 10. I use it every day. I don't have any of those apps installed. I've uninstalled several Windows 10 App Store apps by right-click and uninstall.

Oh! I see the People app show up in Start. I haven't opened it and haven't seen it running, so I didn't think about it. But I don't see the other ones.
 
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all W10 have those apps installed by default & they cannot be uninstalled, unless you are using an enterprise version where the sys admin is allowed to customise what can be installed

Yes some store apps can be uninstalled by right click but inbuilt default apps like defender, people, onedrive, cortana and several others cannot be removed by that method
 

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Took some searching, but I have "Movies & TV". Not "Films and TV". Maybe there's a difference between Windows 10 builds.

I have the OneDrive desktop app but not the App Store app. I use it sometimes. Cortana is a whole different thing.

I don't see these apps using sys resources. Interesting discussion........(y)
 

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@AmyToo absolutely my point!
Why why why take up my resources?
8GB laptop - won't suffer.
A Windows Celeron machine running on 2GB RAM will suffer and need every byte it can spare!
I don't see these apps using sys resources. Interesting discussion........(y)
 

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You can use ccleaner to remove those programs but it is under your own risk if you do something wrong and your OS may stop responding.
 
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