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How to reinstall preinstalled apps in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, if you find that most of your your preinstalled Windows Store apps are not opening or working properly, you have to option to reinstall them all. We have seen how to completely uninstall preinstalled Windows Store Apps. Today we will see how to reinstall all the default preinstalled apps in Windows 10.

Reinstall preinstalled apps in Windows 10

First download Reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip from Microsoft. Having done this, extract its contents to your Desktop.

Next open an elevated Windows Powershell prompt, type the following command and hit Enter:

CD C:\Users\username\Desktop

Remember to replace username with your own username.

Now enter this command and hit Enter:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

This will temporarily allow unsigned PowerShell scripts to execute.

Now type the following command and hit Enter:

.\reinstall-preinstalledApp.ps1

This will execute the script and all your default preinstalled Store apps will get reinstalled.

If you try to install an app that is already installed, it will be skipped without an error.

Now check if the app has been reinstalled and can be launched.

Once you have done the job, re-enable enforcement for signed PowerShell scripts by typing executing the following command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned

Source: MSDN.

Incidentally, our 10AppsManager will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 10.

We will next see what you can do if you find that the Windows Store app is missing in Windows 10.