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    Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

    Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8
    How to Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    How to Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1


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    This tutorial will show you how to uninstall modern apps in only your account in Windows 8 or 8.1 that came included in Windows and installed from the Windows Store.

    When you uninstall an app, it will be completely uninstalled from only your user account since each user account uses their own separate Windows Store apps.

    Note   Note
    From: Windows Store Terms of Use

    Can Microsoft remove apps or data from my device?

    We may change or discontinue certain apps or content offered in the Windows Store at any time, for any reason. Sometimes, we do so to respond to legal or contractual requirements. In cases where your security is at risk, or where we’re required to do so for legal reasons, you may not be able to run apps or access content that you previously acquired or purchased a license for. In cases where we remove a paid app from your Windows 8 device not at your direction, we may refund to you the amount you paid for the license. Some apps may also stop working if you update or change your Windows 8 device, or if you attempt to use those apps on a Windows 8 device with different features or processor type. You are responsible for backing up the data that you store in apps that you acquire via the Windows Store, including content you upload using those apps. If the Windows Store, an app, or any content is changed or discontinued, your data could be deleted or you may not be able to retrieve data you have stored. We have no obligation to return data to you. If sign in information or other data is stored with an expiration date, we may also delete the data as of that date.




    OPTION ONE
    To Uninstall Modern Apps for Only Your Account in Windows 8

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below to uninstall apps from the Start or Apps screen.

    2. Open your Start screen, right click on a single app (ex: Finance) that you would like to uninstall to select (check) it, click/tap on Uninstall in the bar at the bottom, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: For touchscreen users, you would need to swipe the app's tile to open the options bar at the bottom instead.

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    3. Open your Apps screen, right click on a single app (ex: Finance) that you would like to uninstall to select (check) it, click/tap on Uninstall in the bar at the bottom, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: For touchscreen users, you would need to swipe the app's tile to open the options bar at the bottom instead.

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    4. Click/tap on the Uninstall button in the pop-up box. (see screenshots below)

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    5. The app have now been uninstalled from your Microsoft account.





    OPTION TWO
    To Uninstall Modern Apps for Only Your Account in Windows 8.1

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to uninstall apps.

    2. Open your Start screen to either the Start or Apps view.

    A) Right click on one or more apps (ex: CNN News, Games, Maps) that you would like to uninstall to select (check) them, click/tap on Uninstall in the bar at the bottom, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshots below)

    See also: How to Open Context Menu and Options Bar on Start Screen in Windows 8.1



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    3. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Search and apps on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    A) Click/tap on App sizes on the left side of "Search and apps", click/tap on the app you want to uninstall on the right side, click/tap on the Uninstall button, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If you want to uninstall the listed app(s) from all synced PCs and not only from this PC, then check the Uninstall from all my synced PCs box in the pop-up dialog. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: Your synced PCs would be all the PCs that you sign in with the same Microsoft account and have set apps to sync on each PC.

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    5. Click/tap on the Uninstall button in the pop-up dialog. (see screenshot above)

    6. The app(s) have now been uninstalled from your Microsoft account or only from this PC.







    OPTION THREE
    To Uninstall Modern Apps for Only Your Account in PowerShell

    1. Open your Apps screen and verify the name of the modern app (ex: Bing Travel) you want to uninstall from only your account on the PC. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Open PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 3)
    NOTE: This will give you a list of all installed modern apps for your account on the PC.

    Get-AppxPackage

    3. Scroll through the list of installed apps and look for the PackageFullName of the app (ex: Bing Travel) you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)

    For example: Microsoft.BingTravel_3.0.2.233_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe


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    4. In PowerShell, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    remove-appxpackage PackageFullName


    NOTE: Substitute PackageFullName in the command above with the app's actual PackageFullName like below from step 3 above. For example:

    remove-appxpackage Microsoft.BingTravel_3.0.2.233_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe


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    5. You will notice that the modern app (ex: Bing Travel) will no longer be listed on your Apps screen since it has been uninstalled for only your account now.

    6. When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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