Completely Uninstall Native Apps in Windows 8

By default Windows 8 comes packed with a bunch of Pre installed Modern/Metro apps. Many Users who have installed Windows 8 on a non-touch device or who don’t find the built-in apps useful may want to completely uninstall all of the native apps.

Uninstall Native Apps in Windows 8

While you can uninstall a native app by right-clicking on the app and then clicking on uninstall button, Windows doesn’t completely remove the app from your PC and the app data continuous to use some of your disk space. Though this isn’t that much of a big deal but If you’re running low on disk space, this piece of disk space could prove valuable.

Thankfully, the complete uninstallation of all native apps isn’t that hard to perform. All you need to do is to execute a command in the Powershell.

Follow these steps to completely uninstall Built in apps in Windows 8

  • First of all, Make sure to close all the running apps before you try to uninstall them.
  • Open PowerShell. To do this, first switch to the Windows 8 Start screen, type PowerShell and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter hotkey to open Windows PowerShell as an administrator.
  • In the PowerShell, type the following command to completely remove all the native apps from your current user account

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

  • To uninstall all native apps from all of the User account, you need to run this command

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

All the uninstalled native apps can be reinstalled again from the Windows App Store.