How To Batch Uninstall Windows 8 Default Apps

Windows 8 comes with some default apps to serve our daily needs. Most of us install third party apps, result the default apps occupy space on the Metro screen. If you feel the default app are not for your daily use you can batch uninstall them with Powershell.

You could manually uninstall each app one by one, this can be irritating and time consuming. PowerShell lets you do this in one go, which is much quicker and easier than uninstalling apps manually.

How to:
1. Go to the Windows 8 start screen and search for “Powershell”.

Powershell

2. Right-click on “Windows PowerShell” and “Run as Administrator”.
3. Now give Windows 8 permission to run PowerShell as an Administrator.
4. Type the following command.

Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

5. This command will load all the data on the default apps pre-loaded with Windows 8.
6. Type in the following to begin the batch uninstall process.

Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

It may take a few minutes depending on your system speed. At present there’s no script available that lets you pick and choose which default apps are uninstalled using Powershell. Now your Windows 8 start screen looks like this.

Windows 8 Empty Screen

 

 

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
1 Comment
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    nnaax Sep 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Those should be hyphens in the commands before “AllUsers”, not en-dashes.

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