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#1 Konstantine

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:06

First of all, the Camera app is so much of a fail app. It doesn't recognize my camera and I've seen others that have "suffered" from that issue. The metro apps just suck. Skype app has the same problem.

 

So, any way? I've deleted most of the contents in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. But Camera and Photos aren't there.



Best Answer EmbraceNext , 01 July 2013 - 00:43

Try using powershell.

 

Saying that is like tossing a 2yo in a river and saying "Try swimming!"

 

So to expand on your comment, here is a link that will explain HOW to use powershell to accomplish your task.

http://gallery.techn...e-Apps-a00ef4a4

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#2 TheExperiment

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:10

First of all, the Camera app is so much of a fail app. It doesn't recognize my camera and I've seen others that have "suffered" from that issue. The metro apps just suck. Skype app has the same problem.

 

So, any way? I've deleted most of the contents in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. But Camera and Photos aren't there.

Umm, right clicking on them and clicking Uninstall works.



#3 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:12

Umm, right clicking on them and clicking Uninstall works.

No, they're built in so it's not possible.



#4 TheExperiment

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:14

No, they're built in so it's not possible.

heh I didn't even know...thanks :)



#5 siah1214

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:15

Just unpin from start and forget about it? 



#6 EmbraceNext

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:16

Just unpin from start and forget about it? 

 

Thats what I did.



#7 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:22

heh I didn't even know...thanks :)

You also can't uninstall the Store, Desktop, PC Settings or SkyDrive. While most of those might seem obvious, it's strange that you can't uninstall Camera or Photos were you can uninstall Music, Calculator and Video.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:31

Try using powershell.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:42

First of all, the Camera app is so much of a fail app. It doesn't recognize my camera and I've seen others that have "suffered" from that issue. The metro apps just suck. Skype app has the same problem.

 

So, any way? I've deleted most of the contents in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. But Camera and Photos aren't there.

 

Why are you deleting files out of the Programs folder? Never do that.

 

First of all, Win8.1 is a preview release, just ignore them, since they do not take up much space anyway. Second, if they're that much of a bother, fall back to Win8 stable.



#10 OP Konstantine

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:42

Just unpin from start and forget about it? 

It cannot be unpinned. I'm not talking about the Start Ssreen, but the screen where you see all your apps(when you click on the small arrow down-left)



#11 EmbraceNext

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:43   Best Answer

Try using powershell.

 

Saying that is like tossing a 2yo in a river and saying "Try swimming!"

 

So to expand on your comment, here is a link that will explain HOW to use powershell to accomplish your task.

http://gallery.techn...e-Apps-a00ef4a4



#12 EmbraceNext

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 00:56

I just tested the article I linked and it worked.  No more Camera App for me.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:04

I found that the cam app stops working with ATI drivers (well it did when I installed 12.6 of the ATI drivers). Not in Win8.1 preview, but in Win8 final. Because, when I uninstalled the ATI drivers, the cam app worked again.

 

I didnt try the 13.1 ATI drivers. Because I've changed the videocard to an Nvidia one now. But the cam app works fine, with the Nvidia drivers. I think the prob has something to do with OpenCL (I dont think the drivers I installed, installed it, or supported it)



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:55

I got an old Labtec model, but Skype desktop and the Camera program are working fine. The problem is the Metro app/. Wtf is Microsoft thinking? That's bad coding.



#15 BajiRav

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:01

What exactly is "old labtec model"? May be you should try to fix the problem instead of deleting apps? I checked on mine and it and seems to work fine.
Is your webcam on HCL?