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Quick Removal of Built-In App in Windows 8

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Powershell (Views: 1745)
So, you are doing a deployment of Windows 8.1 and don't want to see some of the apps, for whatever reason. In this case, we will use Bing Maps. Why? Just because it's not approved on the network.

Here is a quick PowerShell to remove that app. A simple command first to show all installed apps for all users:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select -Property Name

Now, we know how to find the names, here is the easy PowerShell to remove said app.
$Package=Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "Microsoft.BingMaps"}
Remove-AppxPackage -Package $Package.PackageFullName


Happy scripting.

 

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