Windows 8: How to Uninstall Applications

You can uninstallĀ applicationsĀ from Microsoft Windows 8 using two different methods depending on what type they are.

From Metro UI

Applications that run under the Metro interface or Explorer interface can be removed with these steps.

1. Right-click the application you wish to remove. If it’s not listed, right click an empty area of the screen and select All apps.

Windows 8 All apps option

2. A check will be placed on the application you selected. Select the Uninstall option that appears at the bottom of the screen.

Windows 8 uninstall from Metro UI

From Windows Explorer

Applications that run in the Windows Explorer interface can be removed using these steps.

1. Open Windows Explorer.

2. Select Computer > maximize the ribbon > Open Control Panel.

Windows 8 path to open Control Panel

3. Select Uninstall a program under the Programs group.

Windows 8 Uninstall a program option in Control Panel

4. Choose the application you wish to remove, then select the Uninstall/Change button.

Windows 8 Uninstall Change button


  1. Cister says

    I accidentally deleted the icon for win 8 skype and now I can’t find any way to reinstall or uninstall or even run it…

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