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uninstalling default apps

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    uninstalling default apps


    Once a default app is uninstalled, is it really uninstalled? Seeing how in the store you can call it back up by clicking the top of store and seeing what apps are yours.

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    Hello Jimbo,

    When you uninstall a Store app, it is removed from your PC for your user account. The default Store apps that are included in Windows 8 do not get removed from your PC, but only from your user account instead since they are part of Windows 8 and are needed for when you create new accounts.

    "Your apps" in the Store are just apps that you have installed from the Store and the default apps. "Your apps" just makes it easier to reinstall them or install them on other PCs that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.
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    Ah...didn't know it was part of the OS. I thought they were like preloaded software that you would be able to remove permanently, like in a retail PC. Oh well, at least I know now and why. Thanks.
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    You're welcome Jimbo.
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