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Clear Deleted Store Apps (ie apps not istalled on this pc)

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    Clear Deleted Store Apps (ie apps not istalled on this pc)


    Does anyone know how to clear out deleted Windows Store apps from the computer? When you go into the Windows Store and right click and choose 'your apps' the selection 'apps not istalled on this pc' still shows apps that I have deleted. I only installed on one device (unless they auto-install to the xbox360 also?). I cannot see how to clear out previously deleted apps. See attached pic to see what I am talking about.

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    Thanks!

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    hope its not too soon to rebump...not critical but I want to figure this out...thx!
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    Try this and let us know.

    Switcher List - Delete Recent Apps History

    EDIT: Unfortunately you can not do that according to this:modern ui - How to remove apps from my list in the Windows 8 store? - Super User
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Nov 2012 at 17:21. Reason: changed link for the same thing here
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    Blimey that did it!!! Thanks for the help

    Never mind....once I re-logged back in they were there again (I have another thread about the re-login issue). Bummer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgreenjr View Post
    Blimey that did it!!! Thanks for the help

    Never mind....once I re-logged back in they were there again (I have another thread about the re-login issue). Bummer!
    Yes, sadly we can't do that, see the link in my Edit above
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    Bummer! But thanks for the link Maybe future updates will change that behavior. It's nice to download apps to try them out but once I decide I don't want them, I don't always want to see them there. Oh well.
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    Hi wmgreenjr,

    Seems like you're not the only one, I too encountered the same issue on Windows 8 Store and consider it as a drawback...
    I don't know about you... but when something is clumsy and can't even install after several tries, I'd rather flush it for good from a list and prevent any further installation conflict... From what I read this option of deleting uninstalled application is not available [at least for now] and as a result we're stucked with them.
    It seems the only approach left for now is to create another account...hmmmm really not the best option...
    Anyyyyyyway looks like we'll have to live with it for a while...
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