How to uninstall preloaded Windows 8 and 8.1 apps [Guide]

Though a decent operating system, Windows 8 comes with some pretty stupid and useless programs¬† Reminders, Maps, Travel and etc). Most people will never use these apps. Curious how to remove them? This guide will show you how! Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

If you wish to re-install all of the native apps, install them via the Windows app store.

Uninstall Preloaded Windows 8 Programs

To remove the preloaded Windows 8 apps, navigate to the Windows 8 start screen and type ‘powershell’. Doing so will bring up the Windows powershell, an advanced command line program.


Once in Windows powershell, enter the command below to uninstall the apps.

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage


The preloaded Windows 8 apps are nice, but not everyone is a fan. Though it would be just as easy to remove these apps one by one, it’s nice to know that all of the apps can be deleted with one singular action. Enjoy!

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