Windows 8 – Remove Metro apps and disable store

Install Windows 8

Create a local user. In my case:

Username: fhguest
Password: fhguest
Hint: Ask Helpdesk

Install all updates.

Copy your background to C:\Windows\Web\. Change then the background.

Activate Windows8

slmgr.vbs /skms dc1.ad.xxxx.net
slmgr.vbs /ato

Remove Apps

I have made a list of all Apps i want to delete and saved it.

Get-AppxPackage | ForEach-Object { $_ -replace 'PackageFullName : ', ''} > C:\Users\fhguest\list.txt

The List looks like this:

windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
WinStore_1.0.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Microsoft.BingFinance_1.2.0.135_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.WinJS.1.0_1.0.8514.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingMaps_1.2.0.136_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.VCLibs.110.00_11.0.50712.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.VCLibs.110.00_11.0.50712.1_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingNews_1.2.0.135_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingSports_1.2.0.135_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingTravel_1.2.0.145_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.BingWeather_1.2.0.135_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Bing_1.2.0.137_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Camera_6.2.8514.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
microsoft.microsoftskydrive_16.4.4204.712_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Reader_6.2.8516.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_16.4.4206.722_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
microsoft.windowsphotos_16.4.4204.712_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_1.0.927.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.ZuneMusic_1.0.927.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient_2.3.1662.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient_2.3.1662.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.ZuneVideo_1.0.927.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
BrowserChoice_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

After that i delete all Apps with follwoing commands:

Get-Content C:\Users\fhguest\list.txt | ForEach-Object{Remove-AppxPackage $_ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}

This command must be run as Administrator

<code>Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online</code>

Please note:You will get some errors, because you can’t delete any app. Don’t worry about that, all apps you can delete will be deleted.

Enable .Net Framework 3.5

Run following command:

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

For successfully run this command you must mounted your Windows 8 DVD.

Disable Windows Store

See here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/111933/how-to-disable-the-windows-store-in-windows-8/

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