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        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hi there, I wanted to share tool called BLOATBOX – it can remove unwanted apps from your brand new Windows system. Version 0.13.0 is out. No installation is needed, just unpack and run.
        GitHub – BloatBox
        Its very simplistic and its very small (16,4 KB)
        You select apps on the left pane, move them to right and remove selected ones from your PC by button “Uninstall” in the lower section. Works for me 100% so far..

        Sometimes its hard to recognize apps, but its still far less complicated than removing them from PowerShell.
        It is recommended to perform system restore point/backup before removing any apps.

        bloatbox

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        • This topic was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by doriel.
        • This topic was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by doriel. Reason: backup before first usage!
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        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        I didn’t try v13 at first. As v14 was out I tried that instead. It didn’t work in my Win 10 Home VM… it just created a text file then triggered Windows Error Reporting (werfault.exe) every single time I tried to run it.

        Event Viewer showed .Net Runtime errors (unhandled exception) with faulting application Bloatbox.exe, version 0.14.0.0 pointing at KERNELBASE.DLL.

        bloatbox_v14

        So, after re-starting, I tried Bloatbox v13 instead. Same result… a spike in CPU usage then werfault.exe kicks in.

        bloatbox_v13

        I didn’t experiment any further.

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        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        I tested v 0.13 on both Win 1809 Enterprise and virtual windows 10 1909 Pro.
        On both systems I removed all “XBox” apps and it worked. I will try it on VM Windows 10 Home later, cant find the time right now..

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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