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Purging Windows 8 Metro apps

Three months after installing Windows 8, I decided to get rid of the annoying Metro — or Modern if you prefer — apps. The apps are designed for touch screen users — that’s not me. They don’t work well with a keyboard and mouse. What’s more, they look ridiculous on my 24-inch screen.

Lifehacker Australia offers a method for getting completely rid of the default modern apps. The guide is comprehensive but means using the command line and is a little too final for my taste.

Instead, I just went to the start page, then right clicked on the various apps before selecting the uninstall option. Simple.

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