How to Reinstall and Re-register all the built-in apps in Windows 10 Creator Update

 

Introduction:

Windows apps play a very important role in Windows 10. As we have progressed through various builds the number of apps has also increased:

  • Build 1507: 24 Apps
  • Build 1607: 26 Apps
  • Build 1703: 31 Apps [Creator Update]

In Windows 10 Creator Update we have the following default apps:

  1. Microsoft.3DBuilder
  2. Microsoft.BingWeather
  3. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
  4. Microsoft.Getstarted
  5. Microsoft.Messaging
  6. Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer
  7. Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
  8. Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
  9. Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
  10. Microsoft.MSPaint
  11. Microsoft.Office.OneNote
  12. Microsoft.OneConnect
  13. Microsoft.People
  14. Microsoft.SkypeApp
  15. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp
  16. Microsoft.Wallet
  17. Microsoft.Windows.Photos
  18. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
  19. Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
  20. Microsoft.WindowsCamera
  21. microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
  22. Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
  23. Microsoft.WindowsMaps
  24. Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
  25. Microsoft.WindowsStore
  26. Microsoft.XboxApp
  27. Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay
  28. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
  29. Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay
  30. Microsoft.ZuneMusic
  31. Microsoft.ZuneVideo

How To View Default Apps:

To view default apps you can use PowerShell. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run the following PowerShell command:

Get-ProvisionedAppXPackage -Online|Select DisplayName

Problem:

Sometimes during computing, you may experience default apps are not working properly or, you have deleted some by accident.

Resolution:

If you opt to reset Windows 10 then you will reinstall all the default apps. But this process will remove all your documents, pictures, videos etc.

So, using PowerShell to reset or re-install default apps is the easiest solution.

How To:

  • Open PowerShell as Administrator and copy-paste the following command:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

  • This will reinstall and re-register all the built-in apps.
  • Restart your system.

Reference:

Windows App Jump

This is my TechNet article which was first published here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/37943.how-to-reinstall-and-re-register-all-the-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-creator-update.aspx

WannaCrypt Ransomeware

So, are you still using Windows XP?

Wannacry ransomware has only targeted Microsoft Windows operating system. Mac is safe and so does Linux. Microsoft has already released patches to combat against this malware on Windows XP. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2003.

If you are using Windows 10, You are safe.

WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems

Download patches:

 

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16193 ISOs

If you are a Windows Insider then you can download the ISOs for Windows 10 Build#16193. If you are not a Windows Insider member then sign up for the Windows Insider Program.

Microsoft has released this build dedicated to the Fast Ring Users.

To view what’s new, fixed or known issues of this build kindly go through Windows Blog

Download ISOs

 

After installing Windows 10 Creator Update Some Notebooks show Black Screens during closing and opening

Problem:

After installing the Windows 10 Creators Update the closing and opening of some notebooks  may end in black screens.

Resolution:

This is a graphic card driver related  issue. The laptops with  Nvidia GeForce graphic cards show this kind of behavior after installing Windows 10 Creator Update. Nvidia has come out with a fix. GeForce Hot Fix driver version 381.78 that addresses the following:

Fixes Windows 10 Creators Update booting to a black screen on certain notebooks

The updated display driver is also being released to the affected  devices through Windows Update

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 for PC

I have downloaded and installed Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184.

  • First thing I noticed People icon on my Taskbar
  • Waw! I can now pin the contacts with whom I often contact (currently limited to 3 people)
  • I can select the app (Skype, Mail and People app) for chatting

people

[Contact syncing is enabled by default following system settings in versions 11.13+ of Skype. If you have an older version of Skype you will need to manually enable contact syncing via the Skype app settings.]

I have linked my Gmail account with Windows 10 mail

But in this build one very important feature Recovery PC won’t work. You may also get “Some settings are managed by your organization” message in Windows Update.

  • Double-clicking on the Windows Defender icon in the notification area does not open Windows Defender. Right-clicking on the icon and choosing open will open Windows Defender.

My feedback: It always opens normally. May be I am lucky 😛

 

More here

Surface Pro 4 25th April,2017 update

 

You will get the following updates automatically via Windows Update. But you may try the same manually also:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo , and select Settings> Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. Install any available updates.
Step 3: Select Restart now if prompted

April 25,2017 release

The following updates are available for Surface Pro 4 devices that have the Windows 10 Creators Update installed:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology(Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller in System devices

  • 09.21.00.2102 improve video playback on installed apps while offline.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED in System devices

  • 09.21.00.2102 improve video playback on installed apps while offline.

Surface Pro 3 Firmware April,2017 Released

 

April 20 release

You can get the following update either via Windows Update automatically or You can also install updates manually:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. If updates are available, they will install automatically.
Step 3: You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.

 

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface Firmware 38.12.70.0

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.