How to Stop Windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves

A substantial number of users repeatedly asking for a solution to Stop Windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves. It is reported that some apps are being reinstalled automatically in Windows 10 even after you uninstall it from your computer. This issue only occurs with the first-party apps like Groove Music, Mail, and Calendar, Photos which are pre-installed with the operating system. The list of first-party apps may vary by region and country.

 

Whenever anyone generates a new user account in Windows 10, it installs some Store apps for each user. You can uninstall it from Windows Settings or PowerShell. But whenever any update arrives, Windows 10 re-install those apps again without your permission which is irritating as well as frustrating for the users. However, every problem comes with a solution. You can Stop Windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves by using registry key. Without wasting more time, let’s proceed further.

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How to Stop Windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves

To continue this solution you must be signed in with an administrative account.

Step-1: First of all define the apps but you want to remove by using package name. To make your task easier, we are providing the list of package name and registry keys below the article.

Step-2: Copy the desired Registry keys from the list below to Stop Windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves.

Step-3: Paste the list of registry keys into Notepad or text editor whichever you prefer.

Step-4: Simply delete the registry keys belonging to the apps you want to keep. For instance, if you wish to keep DesktopAppInstaller app, remove the following registry key.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe]

Step-5: Thereafter save the notepad in .txt extension. To change the file extension, make a right click on it and select Rename. Instead of the .txt extension, write .reg there and hit Enter to continue.

Step-6: For the sake of generating the registry key, double-click on it. This time you will get new keys in HKLM\path-to-reg-keys.

The list of Registry keys for Windows 10 apps:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.GetHelp_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MSPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Office.OneNote_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.OneConnect_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.People_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Print3D_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Wallet_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCamera_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe]

The list of Package names in Windows 10, version 1709:

Displayed app name Package name
Microsoft.3DBuilder
Microsoft.3DBuilder_15.2.10821.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingWeather
Microsoft.BingWeather_4.23.10923.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.10.16004.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.GetHelp
Microsoft.GetHelp_10.1706.1811.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Getstarted
Microsoft.Getstarted_5.12.2691.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.HEVCVideoExtension
Microsoft.HEVCVideoExtension_1.0.2512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Messaging
Microsoft.Messaging_2018.124.707.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer_3.1803.29012.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_2017.715.118.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.18.12091.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_2.1.18.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.MSPaint
Microsoft.MSPaint_4.1803.21027.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Office.OneNote
Microsoft.Office.OneNote_2015.9126.21251.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.OneConnect
Microsoft.OneConnect_3.1708.2224.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.People
Microsoft.People_2017.1006.1846.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Print3D
Microsoft.Print3D_1.0.2422.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.SkypeApp
Microsoft.SkypeApp_12.1811.248.1000_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c
Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp
Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_11802.1802.23014.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Wallet
Microsoft.Wallet_1.0.16328.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Windows.Photos
Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2018.18022.15810.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2017.920.157.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_2017.928.0.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsCamera
Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2017.1117.10.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2015.9126.21425.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_2018.323.50.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsMaps
Microsoft.WindowsMaps_2017.1003.1829.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_2017.928.5.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WindowsStore
Microsoft.WindowsStore_11803.1001.613.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_1.8.24001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.XboxApp
Microsoft.XboxApp_39.39.21002.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay_1.24.5001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_2017.605.1240.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay_1.21.13002.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.ZuneMusic
Microsoft.ZuneMusic_2019.18011.13411.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.ZuneVideo Microsoft.ZuneVideo_2019.17122.16211.1000_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

That’s it. By applying this tweak, you can easily Stop windows 10 Apps from Reinstalling Themselves.

Courtesy – Microsoft

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