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There are the PowerShell commands Get-AppxPackage and Remove-AppxPackage that allow you to remove Metro apps. However, they don't seem to show the built-in apps.

I don't use Mail, People, Messaging, Calendar, News, Sports, and some other built-in apps.

Is there any way I can write a script to uninstall these instead of manually right-clicking on each one?

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Seriously, I don't think you should bother. How many built-in apps are there? Less than 15? – Ariane Jan 10 '13 at 20:32
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@Ariane It doesn't matter if it makes sense for anybody. Its about is it possible. – nixda Jan 10 '13 at 20:48
    
I understand. Or uhm, if you really can't find anything and really want to automate this, perhaps you can go with a sort of script that would control your mouse and do the clicks at lightning speed. Just an idea. – Ariane Jan 10 '13 at 20:55
    
@Ariane There are 1.5GB worth of them on my SSD... that's a clean install, although I did run some of them a couple of times out of curiosity. – romkyns Jan 14 '13 at 13:51

You can find a script here:

Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8 http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2012/10/26/removing-built-in-applications-from-windows-8.aspx

Here is also a script to delete Apps:

Remove Windows Store apps in Windows 8 http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Remove-Windows-Store-Apps-a00ef4a4

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Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

all apps gone!

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