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Can I uninstall default Metro apps like Health&Fitness?

Q: Can I uninstall default Metro apps like Health&Fitness?

Is it possible to uninstall preinstalled Metro apps, like Health & Fitness or Music?

Or at least, is it possible to block them out for a particular account without using the built-in parental control?

Thanks in advance!

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A: Can I uninstall default Metro apps like Health&Fitness?

Don't know about blocking them but uninstall is possible via right click menu.
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A:Do you need more than Windows default tools to check/repair a hard drive?

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A:Some apps unresponsive until HD whirs then clicks

Look at your power profile settings. Likely the HD is being powered off after xx minutes.
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A:HDMI hijacks default playback device

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right-click on the speaker icon in the tray and view/set the playback devices
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So you can only boot into the 32 bit version of Windows?
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A:Long term of health of SSDs

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A:Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more

UNless someone else has a better idea, how old is this computer & is it still under warranty? If so, I'd get a hold of the where you bought it & get it checked out. IF you don't & have "other" work done on it, it could VOID the warranty.
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closed topic#163578 on this website
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I am having the same problem with my windows 7 reinstall of my SYX160001. Have tried similar remidies... ie power management, driver updates, enabling netowrk discovery, etc.

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A:Atheros AR9285 wireless disabled by default at startup

SOLUTION! (at least for me on my laptop)

I just had this problem when I reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc (not the factory install disc) I figured the OEM disc had a driver conflict. But I incorrectly pointed the finger at the wirless lan driver.

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A:Default gateway not available, constantly dropping Internet / network

try a different wlan driver. or try a completely different wlan pci-e card in your laptop. boot off of a ubuntu disk and see if you can connect to the network stably from there.
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A:Uninstall drivers for fresh GPU installation?

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Check your hard drive for errors or replace it... Good try with English by the way
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A:Default monitor has been turned off in control panel on laptop

A little confusion on my part here! Are you talking about (two) external monitors being hooked up to one lap top computer? Or are you referring to the (default) monitor, being it's own built in screen being the (default) which wont work? And if the built in LCD screen won't work, are we talking about you hooking up an external monitor, which will not work as well? And something about you shutting down your computer ability to show itself on a monitor that may have some how been turned off, probably through your XP's (control panel) under (display)!

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Network adapter Local Area Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Realtek
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 7.2.1127.2008
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Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : 13 July 2009 20:37:30
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : RTL8168D.ndi
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Have you tried another mouse? Is the mouse wired or wireless?
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Unless you're playing across multiple 1080p screens you won't need gobs of power to run either game. A single GTX 460 or 5850/5870 will run the games just fine on reasonable DX10/11 settings coupled with a decently powerful CPU.

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A:Default Gateway Error

Post ipconfig /all and tell us more about the hardware. Does the ethernet connection light up on either end?
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Good work mate.

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A:How to Reset Media Player as default picture & video viewer?

Click start/programmes/set programme access and defaults. Click on the custom button and under choose default media player, choose Windows media player. Click ok.

Regards Howard
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BUT i cant UNinstall the previous driver.


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A:UNINSTALL 120 Spacecame from TRUST

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Please don`t open multiple thread for the same problems. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Help Needed For New Asus K8V-X Se MOBO runs at 800Mhz when default CMOS settings used

It's probably running @ 800MHz because cool'n'quiet is enabled. Disable cool'n'quiet if what you wish is to have the CPU constantly running at full speed (set power management to anything except "minimal power management").
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A:default drive

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A:XP works only if I disable or uninstall the video card.

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A:set motherboard bios cmos to factory default.

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A:radeon 9600xt as default card

Hello and welcome to techspot!

Yes, you probably need to go into your computers "bios" to disable the "onboard graphics". For many computers, this is the "delete" button but not all. When you turn your computer on, tap the del button every second. Does this stop it from loading windows and go into the bios? If so, then you need to search around in there for the option of disabling the onboard graphics.

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Not quite following what you mean.

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A:How to change default Remote Desktop listening port

well I just thought I would vote, I do not need such but was interesting to see how, and who knows some day I might need it and now know where to find it.
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A:Network cable health hazards ? Any?

you should make a helmet out of alumium foil to sheild from the invso-rays.

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A:Epson cx6600 worked fine, then stopped - want to uninstall

You overlooked something.... resolution

The problem is solved.... Two problems..... I had forgotten to sign on as an administrator, so it would give me an error every time. I signed on as administrator in my system win2k and I then began to remove all the epson applications. The printer software, however, is listed together in the add/remove program section and I had several epson entries. I was inadvertently trying to remove an epson c860 which has been dead for awhile. It gave me a window to reply , but it was hidden under other windows. When I discovered it, I realized that when I asked to remove the epson printer it was pointing to c860 instead of the cx6600. When I didn't reply to the small window to confirm c860 removal, it seemed to go off into lala land, so I would just cancel the whole thing. AFter I pointed to the right printer (cx6600 series), it removed it, but gave no indication that it did. I checked the register and all references to it were removed, so I proceeded to install the printer again. This time it worked, and everything is o.k.
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A:In Direct3d Apps Screen Goes All White

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A:Random reboots (mostly w/ big apps)

oke I have searched for this problem on and this is what if found.

microsoft result

this is only the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL problem
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Is it anything to worry about???

Hardware is:-
GIgabyte 8INXP Motherboard
P4 2.4
Antec true power PSU (500w or 550w)


A:Bios = Check system health ! VCore=1.500

who knows.

i wouldn't have a bloody clue mate. maybe your mobo n cpu n stuff dont like ur bios version or something.. lol. remember: if it aint broke, dont fix it.
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Some installation programs default to C:, some default to where you installed Windows.

It is up to the installation program to offer you the opportunity to choose the location. Sometimes you have to select the advanced install for that.
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If you are using IE:
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how can i get rid of the old drivers completely, so as to have the cleanest possible setup for installing the new modem once it arrives?


drew j.

A:Can't get modem to uninstall under win xp

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Open up your case and pull the modemcard out.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave: