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I just got a new Windows 8 computer and I uninstalled the 'Wild Tangent' application that came with the computer, however, on the start page, I still see 'All Casual Games', 'All Kids Games', etc and when I click on them I am brought to a WildTangent web page. When I click 'uninstall', I am brought to the add/remove programs in the desktop environment but see nothing having to do with WT (as I have already uninstalled it from there).

Any Ideas how to get this bloatware to go away?

UPDATE: As I have read online, after I uninstall something I could just delete the associated entries in Program Files. I deleted the WildTangent folder in Program Files and now the apps on the metro UI are still there, but when I click on them it just brings me back to the desktop and not even to a webpage. The icons are still there in the 'Games' folder but they no longer have any details about them and when I click them nothing happens - when I right click them nothing happens either. Any ideas on how to get rid of these traces of Wildtangent? I plan on using my computer for gaming and want to have my games organized!

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Usually for metro apps you just right-click the tile on the start screen and choose "uninstall". Does that not work in this situation? –  nhinkle Jul 19 '13 at 21:14
    
Nope. When I click 'uninstall', I am brought to the add/remove programs in the desktop environment but see nothing having to do with WT (as I have already uninstalled it from there). –  Laurbert515 Jul 19 '13 at 21:19
    
Interesting. Sounds like these could be links, not actual Metro apps. A metro app should always uninstall from the start screen like that. Look around in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and see if there are any offending links there. –  nhinkle Jul 19 '13 at 22:34

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This is a very delayed answer. Look in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX\Games

In that folder, there's an entry for each game icon in the apps screen. Delete them and restart Windows. They're now gone at last.

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