Windows 8.1 - Prevent users from uninstalling apps from the Startscreen

October 2016


Windows 8.1 - Prevent users from uninstalling apps from the Startscreen


To prevent users from unistalling apps from the startscreen of Windows 8.1, follow the below procedure:
  • Press Windows key + X and select "Run"
  • Type the following command and press Enter:
    gpedit.msc
  • The Local Group Policy Editor shall open up.
  • Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
  • In the right pane scroll to "Prevent users from uninstalling applications from Start"
  • The default status of this policy is set to "Not Configured".
  • Double-click on this entry and set it to "Enabled".
  • Click on Ok to save your settings and close the Local Group Policy window.

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