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PowerShell, when harnessed properly, can become a great tool for IT professionals to save time in completing day to day activities. Another great use of PowerShell however, is correcting corruptions or errors sometimes caused by GUI based apps. In this Step-By-Step post, the example given is that of a application that should have been uninstalled via the use of the GUI interface, yet still remains on the Start Screen. The PowerShell session to be invoked to correct this issue will actually be run directly on the Windows 8.1 machine.
Step 1: Load PowerShell as an AdministratorThis step can be completed in many ways. In this example, PowerShell has been pinned to the Start Screen
Step 2: Finding the Application to Remove
Step 3: Removing the Troublesome Application
Now the troublesome modern application has been removed from the machine. Learn more about harnessing PowerShell to automate tasks in both client and server machines via the Microsoft Virtual Academy course entitled: Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start.
Remove them all in one step: Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage