How to Delete – Unintall Pre-installed Apps on Windows 8


Windows 8 is a beautiful OS with the Metro tile-based UI. Whenever you start your Windows 8 PC, you will see a user interface full of live tiles, apps and giving you all the latest news on the home screen itself. Windows 8 laptops come inbuilt with few default apps, and these 20 apps come with every fresh installation of Windows 8.


At first, these default apps may look good, but after few months, you may find them annoying. Some of these apps require internet access to show recent updates and may eat up your internet bandwidth for no good reason. Some of them are useless apps taking up space on your computer. Deleting the pre-installed apps from your Windows 8 PC would make your Start screen look less busy.INow if you want to delete or uninstall pre-installed apps on Windows 8, then this article will help you. There are two ways, by which you can remove or uninstall pre-installed apps on Windows 8 PC.

The first method is a traditional way of uninstalling apps by right-clicking on them. However, not all the apps can be removed this way. The second method requires you install a third-party app cleaner to do the job. Let’s have a look both the method to uninstall pre-installed apps in Windows 8.1.

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Method 1: Uninstall Pre-Installed Apps on Windows 8 Manually

The first method to uninstall pre-installed apps is deleting or uninstalling them manually. Right-click on the app you want to uninstall and then select uninstall. Confirm “uninstall” by clicking on OK, and you are done. That was easy! Isn’t it?

Method 2: Uninstall Pre-Installed Apps with Windows 8 Apps cleaner

However, if you want to remove all the apps at once with a single click, then this is also possible with an app called Windows 8 Apps Cleaner. This is a freeware, and you need to download and install it on your Windows 8 PC. Once done, start the app, select the apps you want to uninstall and click OK to uninstall them. Follow these steps for the same.

Step 1: Download Windows 8 Apps Cleaner.

Step 2: Install it on your PC.

Step 3: After installation, launch the app and from the top left corner to select your Windows 8 version. (Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1.1).

Step 4: Now click on List apps, it will scan your system for default or inbuilt apps.

Step 5: Now all the apps will be listed, uncheck any app that you don’t want to remove.

Step 6: Next, click on Remove Apps and wait until the apps get cleaned up from your PC.

By following the above methods, you can uninstall pre-installed apps on your Windows 8 PC or Laptop. If the second method fails to remove any of the apps then follow method 1 to remove them.


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