RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads


Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Windows 8 App Remover 0.55

Remove pre-installed apps from your Windows 8 PC

by Nick Peers

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 8
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 25 April 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 4465
Developer: Fabian Schmidt
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from
Windows 8 App Remover 0.55
Wave bye-bye to unwanted Microsoft apps with Windows 8 App Remover 0.55.

Let’s be blunt: the Modern UI portion of Windows 8 and its immediate successors has not exactly been popular. But even if you’re a fan (or can at least stomach splitting your time between the Start screen and traditional Windows desktop) you may be frustrated at the number of apps Microsoft pre-installs alongside Windows 8.

In most cases, you can happily ignore these, but what if you want rid permanently? Or want to build a Windows 8 or 8.1 installation image that doesn’t include them by default? You could use Windows’ own command-line tool, dism.exe, but for a simpler, more pleasant experience, install this portable tool instead, which basically acts as a graphical front end for the dism.exe tool.

Once downloaded, simply double-click the tool to launch it. If you simply want to remove apps from your current Windows installation - which needs to be brand new (no updates installed) - then leave Online selected under Image to edit, then pick your version of Windows – 8, 8.1 or 8.1.1 (Windows 8.1, Update 1) from the drop-down menu. Finally, click List Apps and the greyed out list of apps will update to allow you to select some or all of them for removal. Once done, just click Remove Apps. Job done.

You can also use Windows 8 App Remover to strip these unwanted components out of a Windows compressed .wim file. Select the file, pick an empty folder to mount it to and then click Mount .wim. Once done, list the apps as before, remove those you don’t want and finally click Unmount .wim, which will convert the changed folder back into a new compressed .wim file you can subsequently convert into a bootable disc armed with the right software. However, for the average user it’s best employed as a tool for removing unwanted apps immediately after installation.


Windows 8 App Remover does the job simply and without fuss – a good option for removing unwanted Microsoft apps from your new Windows 8 PC.

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles

CleanApp 3.4.8

Trial Software

Completely remove unwanted software from your hard drive

AppDelete 3.1.4

AppDelete 3.1.4

Trial Software

Completely uninstall unwanted software from your Mac


iTrash 1.3.3

Trial Software

Remove unwanted files and applications from your Mac


AppZapper 2.0.1

Trial Software

Uninstall Mac apps and associated files using drag and drop

Other Download Articles From This Category

PNotes.NET 3.2.0

Open Source

Create and manage sticky notes on your desktop

DAEMON Tools Lite

DAEMON Tools Lite 10.2.0


Use CD or DVD images as though they were real discs with this CD/ DVD emulator

WinMend Auto Shutdown

WinMend Auto Shutdown 1.4.0


Automatically shut down, hibernate, stand by or log off a PC at the time you specify

CPU Monitor and Alert

CPU Monitor and Alert


Monitor and control CPU and memory usage

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $39.95
RRP: $69.95
Saving 43%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.11

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.11 brings:

• Links that you share or receive will now include a rich preview. When sending a link, you have the option to not include a rich preview.
• Additional 3D Touch features: You can now quickly Peek and Pop chats.
• Redesigned Settings tab. 
• You can now view all your starred messages across all your chats in Settings — Starred Messages.