First Boot - Surface 3

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  1. sobr0801

    sobr0801 New Member

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    I am looking to roll out a tablet that will be used by multiple users. Each time the user logs in for the first time, it always has all the apps preinstalled on the start menu. I was looking for a way to remove these spam apps for first boot on each user so they don't appear at all.

    The one solution I can think of is to create a generic image of the surface 3 with all the apps removed. If there is a simpler way of doing it that someone knows of, let me know.

    Thanks!
     
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    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how else you could expect to do that.
     
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    sobr0801 New Member

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    I found a way to disable the store and the apps. This eliminated the need to delete the apps since they can not be used. I have found away to edit the start menu, but not sure if it can be applied for first boot, or after first boot. More research is needed.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You will be spoiling the fun of lots of users, but how about setting up a batch file or script that runs at first startup, then deletes itself:
    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    
    etc.
     
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    sobr0801 New Member

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    That is great! I already have them blocked. But uninstalling them was the next step. I will dig deeper into this!

    We use our surface 3's on forklifts with tough cases, so no fun for them!
     

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