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

 

Windows 10: Fixing System Restore Error 0x80070091

Problem:

Details:
System Restore failed while restoring the directory from the restore point.
Source: AppxStaging
Destination: %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070091)

Resolution:

  • Boot into Safe mode.
  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator and type in the following commands followed by Enter Keys:

          •    cd C:\Program Files
             •    takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y
             •    icacls WindowsApps /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t
             •    attrib WindowsApps -h
             •    rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old

  • Reboot.
  • Now recheck the issue.

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

Introducing Microsoft Surface Laptop

Finally Microsoft’s answer to Chrome Book loaded with Windows 10 S.

 

Dimensions 12.13″x 8.79″ x .57″ (308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm)
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI) Aspect ratio: 3:2 3.4 million pixels Surface Pen* enabled Touch: 10 point multi-touch Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Memory 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM
Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core i5 or i7
Security TPM chip Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Software Windows 10 S1Prefer to run non-Store apps? Easily switch to Windows 10 Pro for free until Dec 31, 2017.Introductory offer: Includes 1 year of Office 365 Personal4
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Storage2 Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
What’s in the box Surface LaptopPower SupplyQuick Start GuideSafety and warranty documents
Weight 2.76 lbs (1,252 grams)
Battery life Up to 14.5 hours of video playback3
Graphics Intel® HD 620 (i5)Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
Connections USB 3.0Headset jackMini DisplayPortSurface Connectâ
Camera, video and audio Windows Hello face sign-in camera720p HD camera (front-facing)Stereo microphonesOmnisonic speakers with Dolby® Audio Premium3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatibleBluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Exterior Casing: Aluminium Colour: Platinum Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty

Surface Laptop