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how to uninstall unwanted APPS in windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    Posts : 52
    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2

    how to uninstall unwanted APPS in windows 8.1?


    as title suggested I want to uninstall unwanted apps in 8.1 but can't find where and how. checked in control panel etc and few other google search.

    an example the app "Photo" is somehow the default program in opening pictures rather than window photo viewer. no point of having two and I want to remove Photo app which is under C:\Windows\FileManager but don't find any uninstall.exe

    I can just go ahead and delete them but I want to remove any registry in associate with the app too, any way in doing that?

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    It might be easier instead of going through removing applications especially if they a pre built in applications to change your file associations. You will be able to do this by changing the default programmes that open the files you want opening from a different program.

    To change the default program follow this tutorial:

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

    If you do want to uninstall metro applications you can follow this tutorial:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers,

    Harry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    It might be easier instead of going through removing applications especially if they a pre built in applications to change your file associations. You will be able to do this by changing the default programmes that open the files you want opening from a different program.

    To change the default program follow this tutorial:

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

    If you do want to uninstall metro applications you can follow this tutorial:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers,

    Harry
    Thank u very much bro.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    my pleasure, glad I could help.

    have a great day.
    Last edited by Harrylowt; 25 Feb 2014 at 10:14.
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