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How do I uninstall/reinstall an app?

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    How do I uninstall/reinstall an app?


    I had downloaded spotlite, and it was not working properly so I decided to uninstall and reinstall the app, but when I went backto the app store, it said that it was installed. I can not find the app in my pc anymore and it says that it is still installed. I don't know how to uninstall/reinstall it?

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    When you uninstall an "App" it is uninstalled but the Store keeps a history of all Apps you "own"/"owned" in case you want them on multiple PCs or decide later you want it, this way you will not have to search again to find it. Only drawback is we can't delete them from the history without creating a new account. See this thread at Microsoft community.

    There is also a Windows feature suggestion petition at Windows-user-voice.com:

    ← Windows Feature Suggestions Remove app from "My apps"

    Allow us to remove apps from Windows Store "My apps", sometimes you try an app and never want to install it again, rather than be constantly reminded it still exists. See link below.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/how-can-i-remove-my-uninstalled-apps-history-from/2853b325-4c38-43ea-854c-5aced229807a



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    Lachlan shared this idea · Oct 29, 2014 · Flag idea as inappropriate…Flag idea as inappropriate… · Delete… · Admin →

    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Remove apps from your apps in store · Nov 30, 2014 · Show description
    In the store all the apps you have ever installed are shown in the "Your apps" section. Please provide a way to remove these especially if they are free apps.






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    Thank you!
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