Windows 10 clean install no longer reinstalls Candy Crush

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It seems like Candy Crush has finally been removed from Windows 10. Many users from the US reported that the app is no longer available in the Start menu as a result of a clean install.

However, users from Europe and other parts of the world complained that they are still not able to get rid of Candy Crush after a clean install.

The news was first reported on Reddit by a user stating that:

It’s nice to see them eliminate Candy Crush. I would also like to see them eliminate: Fitbit Coach, Deezer Music, Plex, Photoastic, Netflix and all the other unnecessary apps. Give me basic Windows apps and nothing more, I’ll put on what I want. Definitely a step in the right direction.

Source: Reddit

Most of the users were relieved to get rid of the app and took it to Reddit to share their joy with others Windows 10 users.

Friendship with Candy Crush ended, now Minecraft is my best friend.

One user even stated that he is ready to opt for the Windows operating system and leave Mac. Candy Crush was even blamed to be a 3rd party app that has been included in Windows for monetization purposes.

Unlike Solitaire and Minesweeper that actually taught users how to drag and drop, along with using the right and left mouse click, Candy Crush does not serve any legitimate purpose as such. 

Windows 10 users really hate Candy Crush games

Someone who worked in the gaming industry shared his opinion with others that games like Candy Crush have been developed to maximize profits. The apps are actually aimed at grabbing the attention of  gamblers.

These games are actually addictive for kids as well. Therefore, Microsoft should stop promoting these kinds of 3rd party apps/games, he added.

A few Redditors were of the opinion that it doesn’t even matter whether you have those third-party apps preinstalled on our PC or not. They said these apps are not actually installed on our PCs unless we actually click on them. They are just the shortcuts of the real apps.

If you performed a clean install recently, do let us know if Candy Crush completely disappeared from your system or not.


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