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How To Reinstall All Windows 10 Apps Using PowerShell

I take it some how some way you may have uninstalled a few or all Windows 10 Apps and they are no longer in your start menu, This PowerShell command will get those Windows 10 Apps back onto your system. 

Introduction:

Reinstalling Windows 10 apps using PowerShell can be useful if you have accidentally uninstalled essential applications or if you want to restore the default set of built-in apps on your system. PowerShell, a command-line scripting language developed by Microsoft, provides a convenient way to manage and automate tasks in Windows.

In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to reinstall all Windows 10 apps using PowerShell. This method allows you to reinstall multiple apps simultaneously, saving you time and effort. However, please note that this process will only reinstall the apps for the current user account and not for all users on the system.

Before proceeding, make sure you have administrative privileges on your Windows 10 computer. Additionally, exercise caution when reinstalling apps, as some of them may have dependencies on other applications or system components. It is recommended to create a system restore point or backup your data before making any major changes to your system.

Now, let’s delve into the steps to reinstall all Windows 10 apps using PowerShell.

Step 1: Open PowerShell with admin rights. Locate the search box in the taskbar and type Windows PowerShell in the search box to see PowerShell in results, right-click on PowerShell, and then click Run as administrator option.

 

Step 2: In the PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press Enter key. 

Get-Appxpackage –Allusers

Step 3: In the PowerShell, copy and paste the following command and then press Enter to execute it.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

During the install you may see some errors but those can be ignored, wait until the job is complete.

 

Step 4: Once the install is done go ahead and open your Start menu and search for the app that you wanted to have back and it should be there now.

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