Windows 8.1

Powershell – Uninstall Modern UI Apps on Windows 8

When you deploy a new Windows 8/ 8.1 operating system, you have a lot of Modern UI Application in your profile. But, for an enterprise, these Apps can be annoying: almost all of them are for personnal use.

By example, we can find:

  • Food & Drinks
  • Health & Fitness
  • Reader
  • Games

ModernUI App
Hopefully, you can remove / uninstall  modern ui Apps by using a Powershell command line.

Microsoft provides two type of Powershell Cmdlet, depend of if you want to remove Apps on a User Profile, or on a System:

  • Get-AppxPackage, retrieves all Modern UI Apps for a user profile.
  • Get-AppxProvisionedPackage,retrieves all Modern UI Apps for a system.

Remove Apps for user

When your user profile already exists, you have to run this powershell cmdlet to remove all Apps:

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Remove Apps for system

When you want to remove Apps for the system, you have to run this:

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Task Sequence

If you want to remove all Modern UI Apps during your Operating System deployment, you can create a task during your Task Sequence and execute a powershell script with two commands above.

Uninstall Apps Task Sequence

Uninstall Modern UI

uninstall modern ui
You can get more information about Get-AppxProvisionedPackage


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