Here’s how you uninstall apps in Windows 8By Sashank Nandury ,Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Have you been using Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Have you installed any apps on it? If you have, have you figured out how to uninstall them from the new operating system Windows 8? Allow us to help you in uninstalling those apps that you don’t like or need from the Windows 8 operating system easily. This is possibly the best improvement in Windows 8, uninstalling apps is made a lot easier in Windows 8.
Once you’re on the start screen on Windows 8 where the apps are displayed, you need to right-click on the app that you want to uninstall. Once you right-click on the app, a menu bar would appear on the bottom of the screen. One that menu bar, you would find the option ‘Uninstall’, select that option. Once you select ‘Uninstall’, a warning sign would appear on the screen. You would be required to click ‘Uninstall’ again to uninstall the unrequired app from Windows 8 operating system. This is the process to uninstall an app from Windows 8, if it is pinned to the start screen.
If the app is not pinned to the start screen, then the process would be little different. Let’s see how you can do that. Right-click on the blank area of the screen where there are no apps. Once you right-click on the blank area on the screen, you would be seeing the menu bar on the bottom of the screen again, but with different options this time. Select the option ‘All apps’ from that menu bar. Once you select that option, a list of apps that are installed on your Windows 8 operating system are displayed to you. From that list, search for the app that you need to uninstall and right-click on it and then select the option to uninstall it.
See how simple uninstalling an app on Windows 8 is? You are not required to go to the Control Panel to uninstall the applications that are installed on your operating system anymore like you had to, in the previous versions of the operating systems from Microsoft. Uninstalling process is made easy for you in this new operating system Windows 8.
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