Free app is available to remove Windows 8 modern UI apps. Till now, its possible to remove modern UI/metro apps that came installed with Windows 8 by using PowerShell commands, that is no longer required now. A free and portable app Windows 8 App Remover which offers GUI for Windows dism.exe is available. This app removes all installed modern UI apps from Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise or installation or images.
Using Windows 8 App Remover
You can find how to use this app in its readme file, same can be launched from app interface. Windows 8 SmartScreen may prevent you from running this app, click on Run anyway to open it. From app interface, you can select all or few, and remove them by clicking on Remove Apps button.
Windows 8 App Remover removes the following modern UI apps
- Bing finance, Bing Maps, Bing News, Bing Sports
- Bing Travel, Bing Weather, Bing Search
- Camera, Sky Drive, PDF Reader, communication
- Photos, XBOX live games, Zune Music and Zune Video.
Warning: Once these apps are removed, they can’t be re-installed. To get those apps again, you may need to reinstall Windows 8. So know these things before removing any or all installed apps from Windows 8.
Developer says his tool, “The Windows 8 App Remover is a GUI for the Windows own tool “dism.exe”. With my GUI you can easily read out which Apps are installed and remove the ones you want.”
Download Windows 8 App Remover
If you don’t understand how to use tool, don’t use it. Installed metro apps won’t harm your computer, except occupying some space on your hard drive.