Geeks With Blogs


View Anthony Trudeau's profile on LinkedIn

Add to Technorati Favorites

Anthony Trudeau

You may want to get rid of a built-in Windows 8 app such as News, Sports, et al. This is normally a straightforward operation – right click the app from the Start screen and choose Uninstall. In some cases your app can get stuck in a staged state. This can happen if you have pending updates for that application in the Windows Store.

A staged Windows 8 app will show {S-1-5-18 [Unknown user]: Staged} for the PackageUserInformation if you run get-appxpackage –allusers from within PowerShell.

Follow these steps to resolve the problem and remove the app completely:

  1. Install the update from the Windows Store
  2. Right-click the app from the Start screen and choose Uninstall
Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2013 6:13 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: Removing Staged Windows 8 Apps

No comments posted yet.
Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)

Copyright © Anthony Trudeau | Powered by: | Join free