How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from reinstalling Metro applications automatically every time I create a new local user account?

The crossed apps are uninstalled but returns in a new user account

I am working for a programming company as a IT Technician. Every time an employee quits, resetting the computers to their factory default is my responsibility. After resetting and do some required tasks which are needed by the programmers’, I deliver the computers to them.

I reset the computers and uninstall the unwanted and useless Windows 8 and 8.1 metro apps of Start Menu using the iObitUninstaller in the Admin account (the one I use to log in to the programmers’ computers with my own password). Everything is OK and the unwanted metro applications are gone in the Start Menu of my admin account.

But when I create a new user account for a new programmer, those uninstalled metro applications return to the Start Menu of the new user. How can I prevent that? I don’t have time to uninstall those applications every time an employee comes in and there are too many computers to do.

How do I prevent that? I don’t want them to appear again in the new user accounts. 🙁

Appreciate all the help and answers.


I have solved my own problem by referencing some sites describing about Windows Powershell. I could remove the unwanted metro apps and prevent the new users account from reinstalling the metro apps. It was too easy.

  1. Open elevated Windows Powershell [Windows Key + X > Windows Powershell (Admin)]
  2. Just type the following simple commands. You can even copy and paste the command from my answer. There is nothing to change.

♠ If you wish to remove all currently installed apps, type the following line and hit enter:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

♠ If you wish to prevent the new local user accounts from reinstalling the metro apps, type the following line after the above command.

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

That’s it. It took only 2 commands to remove all the metro apps.

Credit : How to Remove All Pre-Installed Windows 8 Metro Apps