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Sharing your computer? Prevent users from uninstalling Metro apps in Windows 8!

If you share your PC with other people it’s useful to know how to prevent other users from uninstalling Metro apps

Prevent users from uninstalling Metro Apps in Windows 8

Using shared computer? Having more then one person using it? We know it is hard to run one PC with everyone’s favorite customizations. A big worry about using shared computer is that fact that different users uninstall apps from Metro Menu. If you want to prevent users from uninstalling it, here is a small guide:

1. StepFirst you need to open Run. For that press Winkey+R. Next write gpedit.msc and click OK.

Type gpedit.msc in Run and Press Enter

3. StepYou would now enter the Local Group Policy Editor

Local Group Policy Editor

4. StepFrom the left side column, navigate to Administrative Templates and from the pull down menu, select Start Menu and Taskbar.

Navigate to the left side of Local Group Policy Editor

5. StepOn the right side, find the option that says Prevent users from uninstalling applications from Start Menu. Double click on it.

Prevent users from uninstalling metro apps

6. StepCheck Enabled. This is all you need to enable the option

Prevent options from uninstalling, Check Enable in Options

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Published: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Last Modified: July 26, 2012

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