How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

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Mar 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

If you’re a Windows 8 user, then you’ve likely encountered bloatware on your computer or tablet.

Bloatware includes pre-installed software from your manufacturer as well as Windows. Most people won’t need to use these programs at any point, which is why they’re called “bloatware”: they bloat your system and slow it down.

Today, I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily remove Windows 8 bloatware from any tablet, laptop, or desktop PC:

Step 1) Go to the Start screen and type PowerShell

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Step 2) Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run the PowerShell application as an administrator

Step 3) Type this command into the PowerShell application:

Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

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That single line will remove all preinstalled bloatware software from your Windows 8 machine. All your native Windows 8 apps will be removed, giving you a totally clean Windows 8 installation to work with.

Removing bloatware from Windows 8 is surprisingly easy. As far as I know, Windows 8 is the only operating system that lets users wipe out all preinstalled applications with a single command. Not bad!

Advantages of removing bloatware

At FixMyPCFree.com, we’re strong advocates for the removal of bloatware. Bloatware is incredibly annoying – especially if you just dropped a few hundred dollars on a new PC.

The advantages of removing bloatware include:

-Faster performance

-More hard drive space

-Shorter startup times

-Less cluttered desktop and app menu

-Avoid getting sucked into “free” subscription plans on paid software programs

For all of these reasons, people use PC Cleaner Pro and manual methods to remove pre-installed software from their PCs every day.

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