How to completely remove and reinstall a Microsoft Store App


mccnavy

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I'm hoping someone can assist. I have a Dell XPS 15 9510 with Realtek Audio + Waves MAXXAUDIO PRO. In inadvertently updated the audio driver from Snappy Driver Installer and generic Realtek Audio Drivers obviously don't work with MAXXAUDIO PRO. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Dell Drivers, as well as a system restore. While the audio works, there was a start menu icon for the Waves app from Microsoft Store....it is not missing even though Microsoft Store shows the app as installed. It doesn't show up in "Apps" in Windows 11 for me to "uninstall" and try again. My experience is that even if I go into the Microsoft Store Apps folder in Program Files and adjust the permissions so I can see them, there won't be a traditional *.exe to make a shortcut. I know the app folder will be there though, even though there isn't a way to traditionally uninstall it. In Microsoft Store, the app shows as installed though but no option to re-download and reinstall. Is there a command prompt or powershell command to force Microsoft Store to repair/reinstall the app to see if I can get it to properly show a shortcut as well as show back up as an installed app in Windows 11? Please let me know if I need to clarify issue better. Thanks.
 

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mccnavy

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Well...good news is that after reinstalling the Dell-provided audio driver and a delay (a few restarts) the icon reappeared. However, I'm definitely still curious about my question as I see this scenario playing out in other ways.
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
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    N/A
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    Samsung C27F390
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    1920 x 1080
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mccnavy

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Thanks. I'll try that if I need to again.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
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