Windows 10: Blocking All Game/App Downloads (inc Free) on Windows 10

Discus and support Blocking All Game/App Downloads (inc Free) on Windows 10 in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I use Microsoft Family and have applied settings for Content Restrictions and Ask A Parent for Purchases. However, my child can still download free... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Lisa905, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Lisa905 Win User

    Blocking All Game/App Downloads (inc Free) on Windows 10


    I use Microsoft Family and have applied settings for Content Restrictions and Ask A Parent for Purchases. However, my child can still download free apps and games without requiring permission. How can i block downloading of all games and apps, including the free ones.

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    Lisa905, Mar 21, 2019
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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    • Log in to Microsoft account | Your family using your Microsoft Email account.
    • Find the user that is correspond to the computer account on the Windows that you are having issue with.
    • Click on "App Restrictions".
    • Under App Restrictions, click on "App list".
    • Here, you can Allow or Block the Apps/Games that you want.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Mar 21, 2019
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  3. t_ski Win User
    $.10 android apps

    Not sure if anyone's seen this yet, but they have $.10 (yes, 10 cents) android apps on the Android Market to celebrate 10 BILLION downloads. So far I've picked up Tetris, Need for Speed Shift, SoundHound amd ADWLauncher EX. There were several other games that were listed, including ones too good for my phone *Frown Blocking All Game/App Downloads (inc Free) on Windows 10 :(
     
    t_ski, Mar 21, 2019
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  4. John Sarc Win User

    Blocking All Game/App Downloads (inc Free) on Windows 10

    Windows Firewall blocks App Store from downloading new apps

    Hi,

    Let's try to check if the app store you're referring to if it's really blocked by Windows Firewall. See these steps:

    • Open Windows Firewall from the taskbar >
      Firewall & network protection
      > Allow an app through firewall.
    • A new window will show up containing the list of the apps that ca be allowed through Firewall.
    • Look for the app you want to be accessed, and make sure that the Domain, Private and Public are ticked. That would allow the app store to be accessed.

    Let us know what happens after doing the suggestion.
     
    John Sarc, Mar 21, 2019
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