Solved Deafult "Pinned Apps" - are these actually installed, or just stubs?

mingle

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Hi Guys,

Just navigating my way around Win 11 - a few things I don't like, a few things seem to be gone, but overall, it's looking good...

I do have a quick question regarding the apps that show up in the start-menu after a clean install of Win 11...

It shows things like "Lightroom", Whats App", "Photo Editor" etc, but when I look at the apps that are actually installed (in System Settings), none of the mentions apps are shown.

Are these, then, simply stubs that download the relevant app from the app store when clicked?

Cheers,

Mike.
 

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RobinM

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Yeah, 'stubs' as far as I can tell. I tried is on a couple of photo appz (I think Adobe was one of them) and from memory it just takes you to the Microsoft store for download.
 

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    Dell Inspiron 14 5406 2-in-1
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    Intel Core i5-1135G7 (4 Core), 2.4 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo)
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    16 GB (2 x 8 GB), DDR 4, 3200 MHz Ram
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    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
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    LG OLED65C9, 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
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Hi Guys,

Just navigating my way around Win 11 - a few things I don't like, a few things seem to be gone, but overall, it's looking good...

I do have a quick question regarding the apps that show up in the start-menu after a clean install of Win 11...

It shows things like "Lightroom", Whats App", "Photo Editor" etc, but when I look at the apps that are actually installed (in System Settings), none of the mentions apps are shown.

Are these, then, simply stubs that download the relevant app from the app store when clicked?

Cheers,

Mike.
Welcome Mike. I noticed that but I didn't want them so I uninstalled them all without trying, just bloatware I call them (whether they are or not)
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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