What do you think of this Metro App uninstall Reg?

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    #1 ian82, Jul 31, 2013
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    I read somewhere that to uninstall Metro apps, first you have to right click on them one by one in the Metro Start and uninstall them, then you must run this registry file and reboot

    the registry file contents are:

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    Is this true?
     
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Look carefully; it is nothing but a reg script to add Take Ownership shell context menu.

    :eek:
     
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  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Im sure I got this from MDL :(

    Oh well, so there is no need to run any reg file to uninstall metro apps? just uninstall them via right clicking and that's it?
     
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  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #4 Tito, Jul 31, 2013
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Me think that uninstall Start Apps would be a bad idea as long as you do that for computers which are not your own! You would/could not know what will be the need of the users in future and it's a wrong way for an sysadmin to dictate how the Owner and his Representive's have to work on their machines.

    According to the contract's my company has with the customers such changes need an amendment and MoU signed by both parties. That's also required by civil law.

    In Windows 8/8.1 you've the ability for to unpin an apps from Start Screen and, if it would be needed back, that could be done. That's the only way of acceptance you could do on your own power without to breach any law.
     
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  6. Blackra1n

    Blackra1n MDL Novice

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    Just google:
    How to remove all bundled Modern apps from your user account in Windows 8
     
  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You can always delete them using DISM command for your install.wim for installation purposes.