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Author Topic: uninstall games in Windows 8  (Read 1883 times)

kalos

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uninstall games in Windows 8
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:44:41 AM »
hello!
I installed some games under the tablet mode in win8
I now want to uninstall them, but I can't find them in Add/Remove Programs!!!
any hint??

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 08:31:29 AM »
You could try Revo Uninstaller Free
http://www.revounins...r_free_download.html

It has a search mode where you drag the program's window onto it or something like that.  I used Revo a  couple of times and it seemed to work well.

Before doing anything that cleans the Registry you may want to go to tweaking.com and get the Regbackup tool.  It is free and works very well.  It may take a minute or so to save the Registry Hives.  But it makes a system snapshot to get them all.. not just the ones not is use.

http://www.tweaking....registry_backup.html


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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 08:54:09 AM »
I installed some games under the tablet mode in win8
I now want to uninstall them, but I can't find them in Add/Remove Programs!!!

IIRC you can right-click on a tile in Metro-mode and uninstall then
(I'm on Windows 7 atm)
Tom
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 09:01:17 AM by tomos, Reason: added \"on a tile\" »

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 08:57:28 AM »
There seems to be several tutorials on uninstalling games in Windows 8.  Have you tried any of them?

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 09:11:19 AM »
I installed some games under the tablet mode in win8
I now want to uninstall them, but I can't find them in Add/Remove Programs!!!

IIRC you can right-click on a tile in Metro-mode and uninstall then
(I'm on Windows 7 atm)

I always forget about that App/Tile stuff.  :)  The only one I use is Weather.  :)

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 11:45:46 AM »
I installed some games under the tablet mode in win8
I now want to uninstall them, but I can't find them in Add/Remove Programs!!!

IIRC you can right-click on a tile in Metro-mode and uninstall then
(I'm on Windows 7 atm)

I went in metro-mode and didn't find the games! although I am sure they are installed!

omg do I need a whole tutorial to just uninstall stuff?  :o :o :o

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 11:56:36 AM »
I used revo uninstaller and didn't pick up the games!

I managed to find a list of the installed apps,
but, there is no uninstall button in store!!!!

http://i.imgur.com/1sf7BKr.png
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 12:02:57 PM by kalos »

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 12:08:08 PM »
I used revo uninstaller and didn't pick up the games!

Google of "Windows App Uninstaller" gets this

http://lifehacker.co...nstaller-for-windows

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 12:16:13 PM »
You didnt answer this question:

There seems to be several tutorials on uninstalling games in Windows 8.  Have you tried any of them?
Tom

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 03:18:42 PM »
I did try the first of these without luck:

https://www.google.c...l+games+on+windows+8

the problem is that there are no shortcuts of the games in the metro-UI

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 04:41:02 PM »
At this point, I think you have the following options left:

  • Why did you only try the first one?   :huh:  Try the other tutorials listed in the Google search.
  • If that doesn't work, navigate to the game's install folder and look for an "uninstall.exe" (or similar).
  • If that doesn't work, do a Google search for: "uninstalling <game name here>"
  • If nothing else works, just delete the game's folder and forget about it.

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Re: uninstall games in Windows 8
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 08:25:50 AM »
If that doesn't work, navigate to the game's install folder and look for an "uninstall.exe" (or similar).[/li]
[li]If that doesn't work, do a Google search for: "uninstalling <game name here>"

Also search <game name> (removal tool | cleanup tool)

in case it is something that tries to avoid being uninstalled.