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How can I cleanup my modern apps to only preinstalled?

  1. #1

    Posts : 26
    WIndows 8 Pro

    How can I cleanup my modern apps to only preinstalled?

    When I first got Windows 8, I was like a kid in a candy store downloading way too many modern apps. Many of these early modern apps are no longer working. Another side effect is that newly installed modern apps no longer have tiles created on the modern desktop as if these is no more space available.

    I want to clean up these obsolete apps en mass. I want them off my machine and off of my list of modern apps attached to my Microsoft-ID so they don't reappear.

    I am willing to have ALL of my modern apps removed, and reset to only those that come preinstalled. I am more mature and believe I can use more discretion on modern apps I download moving forward.

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  2. #2

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    You could try this, has worked for me. I am not sure if this script will remove third party apps, I have used it to remove some default apps. Anyway, worth a try.

    1. Download the uninstall script from Microsoft TechNet:
    2. Follow the instructions on that page to remove the apps you want to get rid of

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