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Old 19-01-2017, 14:20   #201
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Blegh. Do you know if it's possible to just make Windows ignore a drive unless something specifically needs it?
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Old 19-01-2017, 15:27   #202
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Its easy to monitor 'after the event' what fired up the drive, but probably not easy stopping it doing it... (especially if its something like Windows Defender going, 'Hey, theres a lot of files on that drive. I've got to check them for you. It'll only take a while....')

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:54   #203
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After years of persisting with Windows 7 for the limited number of programs I need to run, I've updated some VMs to Windows 10. I know I need to get my head around the new UI, but how do I uninstall things like Minecraft and Candy Crush?! Let's not even get in to why on earth they're installed, but there's a lot of Windows stuff which I'd previously have expected to see listed under Add/Remove programs which just don't seem to be there?

Google has proved less than helpful on this one...
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:07   #204
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Putting your phrase 'how do I uninstall Minecraft and Candy Crush' gave many links. You said they're 'less than helpful', so have you tried the Powershell method?

https://community.spiceworks.com/how...-in-windows-10
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:20   #205
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So that's the option? Something that runs from the command line and needs you to find the name of the tile (??) you want to remove?

Other than being able to click on a checkbox to remove something?

I used the work unhelpful because I consider myself as fairly technically minded and assumed in this day and age you wouldn't have to resort to that in order to remove games from an OS install.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:30   #206
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You should try creating a VM on Hyper-V. Command line is clearly the way forward
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:33   #207
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You should try creating a VM on Hyper-V. Command line is clearly the way forward
Having been a techy back in the days of dos and windows 3.1, I held on to the command line for years and years. But tools like this which seemed to get popular with the release of Windows 95 were usually to allow us nerds to change or streamline stuff that only we'd be likely to want or need to do.
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Same here and I still do loads with command line. Hyper-V just threw me completely with its complete lack of any helpfulness and I stuck with ESXi.
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I guess thats the point .... why would you ever want to uninstall Candy Crush?!

That annoys the tits off me when I log into a Windows 8 box for the first time. 10 minutes (if it doesn't have an SSD) of mass disk thrashing to install apps I don't want. Gnash gnash.
Or the dreaded, "Hi. Move the mouse into the corner. Go on. I'll watch. I've got all day..."

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Old 02-02-2017, 17:33   #210
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Erm... you can just right click them and hit uninstall can't you?
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