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The game I'm specifically asking about is Sea of Thieves. After the most recent update, my game softlocks any time I open the map radial (even after restarting the game and restarting my computer). This obviously makes the game impossible to play single-player and very teammate-reliant when playing with a crew. I'd like to reinstall the game to see in hopes that it fixes the issue.

But it doesn't seem like there's any way to do it! If I open the game hub in the windows store, the only option is "play". There is no "uninstall", and no "repair installation". I could try to find and delete the files on my computer, but I've read horror stories on the forums that removing the game can be a one-way trip. How can I repair my installation/reinstall a Windows App game?

  • Uninstalling it using the add/remove programs tool in windows settings is no option? – dly Apr 23 '18 at 22:05
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I had to do this a few nights ago and the option to uninstall wasn't in the Windows store either. I had to open my control panel, go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall it from there. Was able to reinstall it after this :)

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    This was indeed the proper path to reinstalling the game! Though I should note that after redownloading the 20GB game, this particular issue still persisted. I was able to fix it by resetting by keybindings to default. – Chase Sandmann Apr 24 '18 at 8:15
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In addition to using the Add/Remove programs control panel, you can also uninstall Windows Store Apps from the context menu accessed by right clicking on their icon in the start menu:

Right-click menu

This will give you a simple prompt to uninstall the app:

Windows Store Uninstall

Or if it's not a Windows Store App will take you to the original Add/Remove Programs control panel.

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