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

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

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.