How to Install or Uninstall Windows Stores Apps In Windows 8

Windows Apps are something that will make the Windows 8 operating system more lovable. Microsoft, therefore, brought in Windows Store in Windows 8. With Windows Store present, users can easily find and install apps of their interest.

Please note I am just using the word ‘INSTALL’ because Windows Store in Windows 8 Consumer Preview streamlined the process of installing apps.

Windows 10 user? Go here to see how to install or uninstall Windows 10 apps.

Install Metro Apps in Windows 8 using Windows Store

  • First, locate the ‘Store’ tile in the Windows 8 Start screen and click on it. Check the screenshot below.

  • If not, access the Charms bar from the corner of your computer screen, choose ‘Search’ and then select ‘Store’. The action should immediately bring up the Windows Store.

  • If it doesn’t, wait for some time and allow it to get loaded.
  • Once loaded, you will notice a tile-based user interface along with all apps neatly organized and smartly categorized.

Here is a list of categories available:

  1. Games
  2. Social
  3. Entertainment
  4. Photos
  5. Music & Videos
  6. Books & Reference
  7. News & Weather
  8. Food & Dining
  9. Travel
  10. Productivity
  11. Tools
  12. Education and much more
  • Don’t get worried by looking at the number of categories. A horizontal scrolling bar will help you browse different categories of applications.

  • After viewing some apps from the above-mentioned categories, I chose ‘Evernote’ and clicked on it.
  • Immediately, I was presented with the install screen of the app. After reading its description and finding it suitable for my use, I clicked on the ‘Install’ button.

  • Instantly, I was prompted to sign in with a Microsoft account to install the app. You will have to log in your Microsoft account.

  •  If you do not have one, I strongly recommend you to sign up for a Microsoft Account first. You can simply do so by clicking on the ‘SIGN UP FOR A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT’ option, located just below the ‘Email Address’ and ‘Password’ field shown in the picture below.
  • Once done, you can click on the ‘Install’ button and go back to the Start screen and wait for some time until the installation process is completed.

Likewise, you can install as many apps as you want at an unbeatable price, FREE! Sure some of them may be paid, but you will find many free options there too!

How To Uninstall A Modern App in Windows 8

If you wish to uninstall any Metro or Modern app in Windows 8, go to the start screen and right-click the app you want to uninstall. An actions bar will slide up from the bottom of the screen, showing you available options for the app. Select Uninstall.

That’s it! The app will be uninstalled.

In Windows 8.1, open Charms > PC Settings > PC and Devices ? Disk Space. Here you will get an idea of how much disk space each app is taking up.

For touch-screen devices, you will be required to carry out a swipe on the app tile that you want to uninstall. Now from the options which appear, select Uninstall.

Also, read:

  1. Use PowerShell to remove multiple Windows Store apps in Windows 8 at the same time
  2. Uninstall & Completely Erase All Pre-Installed Modern Apps From Windows 8.

UPDATE: Windows 8.1 lets you uninstall multiple Windows Store apps at once, with ease!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Carmar1112

    After apps are uninstalled from the pc, these apps are still at the store under your apps account, how do u get rid of them from your store apps, because, in my case anyways, even after uninstalling them from my pc, I am still being asked if I want to update them

  2. Jesse Poland

    So if you update them even if they are uninstalled what happens? Does it reinstall the application for you?

  3. If an app is not present or installed on your computer, you cannot update it!

  4. Jonathan Klush

    It s simply. AppxManager – Windows Store Applications Maneger –

  5. dffff

    thank u thank u soo much

  6. Aslam Khan

    there is no free app in store all free apps are trailed for 3 or 4 levels
    should these apps be fully activated?

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