• Windows Mail


    I have been forced to jump from the silky, smooth running Win 7 to this Win 11 *****. Sadly there seems to be no way of going back in time. Be that as it may, I was pruning, as one does, to weed out the junk and came across something called Windows Mail in Program Files. I don’t know why it has been installed, I don’t want it, it’s taking up space so I want it gone.

    I looked on-line, found how to do it using PowerShell. l got to “Run as Administrator”, and entered the command:

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage

    Another slightly different command line was:

    get-appxpackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage

    It doesn’t work either; nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?


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    • #2448618

      Read through this. It may give you an insight. There is a .txt file attached to one of the sections with the commands needed. The method should work for Win11 as well.


      • #2448983

        Thank you for that link, I will try really hard to get my head around all the new fangled hoops to be jumped through. (Sorry about the mixed metaphors, blame it on the stress induced by Win 11.)

      • #2449015

        That is a most impressive description of how to remove junk from Win 11. Trouble is I have two problems. One, it’s way above my pay grade. And two, I probably won’t live long enough to master the intricacies of pruning Win 11.

        But thank you for posting, you surely helped a lot of people, and mystified even more.


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    • #2448795

      I have been forced to jump from the silky, smooth running Win 7 to this Win 11 *****. Sadly there seems to be no way of going back in time.

      That’s a really awful jump to make Rhino, you have my sympathies!  If you don’t mind me asking, how did that manage to happen?  I was under the impression that Windows 7 was safe from being converted to Win 11.

      Being 20 something in the 70's was more fun than being 70 something in the 20's
      • #2448987

        Mea culpa, and a glass of wine, White Zinfandel as a matter of fact. I ran copious amounts of water through the machine and left it to dry in the sun for a few days. When I booted it up I was delighted to see it come back from the grave, like Lazarus. The desktop in glorious colour, all the icons just where I left them. I touched a key, the screen went black, never to brighten my day again.

        Sad eh? I’m not out of mourning yet.

        As for Win 11… Well, I am not given to paying any heed to conspiracy theories, but if I was told that the code had been hacked by some East European, or North Korean, hackers specifically to sabotage Win 7, and make it as counter-intuitive as possible to use, well yes, I would believe it.


    • #2449035

      Download the Revo Uninstaller Free version:

      Install it and select Windows Apps tab.
      Whack (uninstall) anything you don’t like, but be cautious.
      Make sure you know what you are uninstalling.

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