I'm trying to set up computers for the school district I work for and I can't seem to uninstall the default apps for all users. If I use Powershell and run Remove-AppxPackage -Package [packagename] it will remove the files for me, but they list as "staged" for all other users, and running Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -Package [packagename] results in a File Not Found error. When I log in as another user, all the programs are right there in my Start menu again.

How do I remove these apps for all users? I assume I have to unprovision them, but I can't find any documentation how.

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    There isn't a method in the current version of Windows 10 that works. You can simply disable Windows Store applications through a group policy though. – Ramhound Jan 30 '16 at 0:17
  • Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 is the current version of the policies which works with Version 1511 – Ramhound Jan 30 '16 at 0:25

The problem is certainly that "Remove-AppxPackage" and "AppxProvisionedPackage" don't have the same "[packagename]" parameter :

For sample, if I want to remove "Alarm" application (on my Windows 10 version), I do for the current user :

Remove-AppxPackage -Package Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1702.333.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

and for provisioned apps :

Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2017.203.236.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

You can list package name for the current user with the following command :

Get-AppxPackage -AllUser | Where-Object {$_.PackageUserInformation -like "*Installed*" } | Format-List -Property PackageFullName

To list provisioned package names, you can use this command (with administrator rights) :

DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | select-string Package

PS: If someone need to "sysprep" with removed provisioned package, be sure to remove package for the current user too; else sysprep will fail.

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