Sunday, September 13, 2015

How To Remove Uninstalled Apps From 'Notifications And Actions' In Windows 10

When you take a closer look at the 'Notifications and actions' section of 'System' in Windows 10 Settings you will find out there are Apps you uninstalled recently which are still remaining there without any means of removing them.  This is possibly caused by a bug which needs some action to be taken before they can be cleared. 

Image showing the location of uninstalled apps

However, it may not seem as harmful to your operating system but it can be a sign of inefficiency. Finding out that a function cannot be carried out as it is supposed to be can be questionably disturbing.

Having tried everything within your reach and you couldn't remove them - that is when this instruction becomes useful. It is an easy and straightforward way of fixing the problem.

Red indicating Windows Key + R

STEP 1: Press Windows Key + R to open 'Run' dialog.

Image showing Run dialog

STEP 2: Type or copy and paste regedit into 'Run' and click on 'OK' button to continue.

Red arrows pointing to process

STEP 3: Double-click on 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'  to expand it and double-click on 'Software'.

Image showing red arrow pointing to Microsoft

STEP 4:  Look for 'Microsoft'  on the list and double-click on it.

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STEP 5: Next, double-click on 'Windows' to expand it and double-click on 'CurrentVersion'.

Image of red arrow indicating location of PushNotifications

STEP 6: Click on 'PushNotifications'  to continue.

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STEP 7: To the right-hand side of the registry right-click on 'AppBD' and select 'Delete' from the drop-down menu to remove it.

The three keys indicated in red circles

STEP 8: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys simultaneously to open 'Task Manager'.

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STEP 9: Right-click on 'Windows Explorer' on the list and select 'Restart' From the drop-down menu.

Note: You would have to repeat this instruction each time you want to remove uninstalled apps from the Notifications and actions section of the System Settings.