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Windows 8.1: Any way to delete Metro "Camera "and "Photos"

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#16 George P

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:17

I don't suppose the store has any other camera apps you can install right?  So them not allowing you to uninstall it kinda makes sense this way, because if you're on a tablet at least, then what?  




#17 +LightEco

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:22

Why would you want to totally uninstall these? This is a preview, most likely they will be releasing updates for many of the built in apps in the coming months. You could have just hindered your ability to use them at all.



#18 +Chsoriano

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 13:37

Why would you want to totally uninstall these? This is a preview, most likely they will be releasing updates for many of the built in apps in the coming months. You could have just hindered your ability to use them at all.

I would like to try to reset my "Photos" app. For some reason it stopped working on both of my Windows 8.1 devices, which I found odd. Both have the same issue (http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595785204)



#19 entangl3d

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 22:29

You cant uninstall these apps because they intertwined with Skydrive. Funny thing is Skydrive really isn't all that ingrained into 8.1. They just want to force people onto their service.



#20 Riva

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 22:39

actually 2yos can swim if you throw them into the water. Natural reaction without the element of fear.

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#21 OP Konstantine

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 21:36

Bump guys. The solution doesn't work on Windows 8.1. Camera, Photos and SkyDrive are intergrated. Is there any way actually?



#22 Eric

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 14:39

actually 2yos can swim if you throw them into the water. Natural reaction without the element of fear.
Edit: I am not longer able to quote messages via IE11:P


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#23 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:04

The camera and photos app are not in the program files folder. They are in the Windows folder. These apps can't be deleted because they are integrated with Windows Explorer. They are built into Windows, just like the taskbar. These apps are not Store apps. They are a part of the OS

#24 Devmer11

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:16

lol just leave things alone and don't try to butcher the os you'll just end up making everything else worse unpin and forget



#25 Slarlac249

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:13

type this in powershell to remove all the apps (except the store, filemanger, camera, vpn plugins, media viewer)

 

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
 

 

then type this to remove the leftovers;

 

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

 

to remove them all use install_wim_tweak.exe (search)

 

and use the following lines in a batch file;

install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-MediaViewer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-MediaViewer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Camera-Package" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-WebcamExperience-Package" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-FileManager-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-FileManager-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r

install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r

install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Checkpoint-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Checkpoint-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "F5-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "F5-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Juniper-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Juniper-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-VpnPlugins-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "Microsoft-Windows-VpnPlugins-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "SonicWALL-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384" /r
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c "SonicWALL-VpnPlugin-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384" /r

and no, you will not break windows, and yes the start screen will still work. there will be no apps and no store. if you want to keep the ability of adding apps, remove the lines to uninstall the store.

 

file manager is not a core component, it's just onedrive under a different name.



#26 John.D

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:06

I had a similar prob with this Lifecam HD-3000. I found out that the lifecam install from the MS site doesnt work with it. It works with 8 but not 8.1. And if I did install it, the built in mic didnt work. So, I just let Win 8.1 install its own drivers. And both the cam and mic work in camera



#27 Slarlac249

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:58

you know, many like to customize their windows installation. nothing adhd about it. :rolleyes:  

 

wish one could unlike replies.