The file types .Appx, .AppxBundle, and .Msixbundle are app installer or setup packages. On a default Windows 10 or 11 installation, you can double-click these file types to run them. But, if the App Installer (a.k.a, “Desktop Installer”) Store app is removed from the system, the .Appx, .AppxBundle, and .Msixbundle files don’t run when double-clicked.Read more
Windows Terminal is a modern terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you’ve uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11 accidentally and need it back, you can reinstall the app using a couple of methods.Read more
In early builds of Windows 10, no user interface option was provided in the Settings to remove a preinstalled Store app (UWP). On those builds, the only way was to use PowerShell to remove or reinstall the apps.
Later Windows 10 builds facilitated the reset or uninstallation of apps via Apps & Features in Settings. However, for some preinstalled (inbox) apps like Photos, the Uninstall option is disabled. Only the Repair and Reset buttons are enabled.
This post tells you how to uninstall a preinstalled app using different methods in Windows 10 and 11.
The built-in Calculator app is a UWP (modern) app in Windows 10 and 11. This post tells you how to fix the Windows modern Calculator app when it fails to open or crashes a moment after opening.Read more
There are many tools to extract the Product Key from a live system or from the registry hive of an offline computer. Additionally, here is a neat little Vbscript that gets the Product Key of your current Windows installation–no third-party program required. The script works on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10.Read more
After clean installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, some users face a problem where the State Repository Service consumes high CPU usage (anywhere between 20% to 100%) when an external link is clicked in Microsoft Edge. The system may stall for 20-30 seconds and then the link is opened.Read more
Windows Defender can detect and remove malware and viruses, but it doesn’t catch Potentially Unwanted Programs or crapware by default. However, there is an opt-in feature that you can enable to make Microsoft Defender antivirus scan and eliminate adware, PUAs, or PUPs in real-time.Read more