The folks of Pocketables found a very interesting bug in Windows 8, one that keeps your apps glued to your Windows Store account… forever. At least so it seems at first sight. The idea is that once you purchase an app it stays associated to your Windows Store account and you can’t get rid of it.


Over time this triggers a huge list of apps and some people, like reviewers for example will certainly make a mess of their accounts in the long run. Of course, you can delete apps from your device, but not from the Windows Store account. I’m talking about the apps visible under the section “Your apps” in the Windows Store. The bad thing is that if you buy a tablet with a bunch of preinstalled apps they will instantly become “Your apps”, although you never downloaded them, which is uncool.

Microsoft only needs to release a minor update and we’re all set. The problem is that I have a feeling that this app deletion thing from the account may result in you having to pay for the app again, once again being uncool. We’ve all had similar problems in the early days of iOS, but those have been ironed out.

  • libsme

    FINALLY!!!!!!! I have had this problem ever since like first release of Consumer Preview and I thought I was the only one. Lets go Redmond — patch-time!

  • Carolyn

    I cannot right click and remove apps on my new tablet running Windows 8

  • William Warren

    You’re so right, Microsoft should leave the X-86 system and invest a whole lot of money into Linux systems. In the end, they will have a much more stable system, and THEN they can actually help their processors with speed. They are slowing them down. It’s all about GUI, in other words, human interface. Steve Jobs knew this.

  • William Warren

    I hear you, arrg. Windows always is hacked or just has problems that we lay people strive everyday to resolve. Even the so called “techs” ?
    }{L:Lwait a minute, there is no keystroke for "magnifying glass" Give me the font, and I'll save the world.

  • William Warren

    We love Microsoft, but sometimes people just want something simple that is seamless with their lives, not a headache. That’s all.

  • William Warren

    The GNU, in other words, the smart people who write code and correct code do not have to wait on a once or twice yearly fix, it happens naturally. Actually, much faster, and far better. No lies, just knowing they’re doing the right thing. The best.