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  1. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10


    The Microsoft Store app in Windows 10 offers various apps, games, music, movies & TV, and books that users can browse through, purchase, or get for free to download and install for their Microsoft account in Windows 10 PCs and devices.

    If you like, you can use a group policy that turns off the launch of all apps from the Microsoft Store that came pre-installed or were downloaded. Apps will not be updated. The Microsoft Store app will also be disabled.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to open apps from the Microsoft Store for all users in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable apps from Microsoft Store.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: "This app has been blocked by your system administrator" message when apps from Microsoft Store are disabled

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Local Group Policy Editor
    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Store


    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Store, double click/tap on the Disable all apps from Microsoft Store policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Enable Microsoft Store Apps
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Disable Microsoft Store Apps
    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

    DisableStoreApps DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Microsoft Store Apps
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Microsoft_Store_apps.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Microsoft Store Apps
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Microsoft_Store_apps.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 29, 2018
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  2. P4-630 Win User

    Microsoft is purging a lot of low quality apps from the Windows Store

    "Microsoft is sending emails to some Windows Store developers informing them that their apps have been removed from the Store for violating its quality standards."

    "Neowin reports that app developers have been receiving these emails over the past couple of days:

    In its latest review of the Store, Microsoft is evaluating if the published apps are good enough to be listed in the Windows Store. This includes publicly available apps as well as private beta apps. Additionally, Microsoft is also asking developers to delete any promotional campaigns for their apps to prevent advertising charges. Similarly, app name reservations are also being nullified; which means that if your app is unpublished, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to republish it under the same name.

    Officially, the policies for the Microsoft Store says that apps must have "distinct and informative metadata" and "provide a valuable and quality user experience". There are also some specific standards that must be in the apps, including having a name that is not similar to another app or device, along with offering a description that is accurate about its features and functions.

    There have certainly been many Windows Store users who have complained over the years about the large number of apps published that are clones of other apps or ones that are simply poorly made. Hopefully, this new move by Microsoft will help to curb these issues, at least for now.
    "

    Microsoft to remove low quality apps from Windows Store
     
    P4-630, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Store Apps in Local Group Policy Editor

    Hello,

    I'm afraid Microsoft has restricted anything native to disable Microsoft Store or Store app to only the Enterprise and Education editions.

    I suppose one workaround would be to use step 4 and 5 in Option Four in the tutorial below to uninstall all Microsoft Store apps except the Store for new accounts and all current accounts.

    Next, use Option Three in the same tutorial below to uninstall the Microsoft Store app for new accounts and all current accounts.

    *Arrow Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 | Tutorials
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. 95Viper Win User
    Windows Store 10 cents deals

    Change your region for Windows Store
     
    95Viper, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. App disappeared from Microsoft store

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Which security software is installed in the computer?
    Try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I would suggest you to clear the Store cache and check if the issue persists.

    Press Windows key + R

    Type wsreset.exe and press OK

    Step 2: Disable the security software and check.

    Important: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software,
    you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    Also, I suggest you run the Windows Store app troubleshooter and check.
    Follow the steps:


    • Press Windows Key + X..

    • Click on Control Panel.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • On the left pane, click on View All.

    • Click on Windows Store apps to run the troubleshooter.
    Hope this helps. If you face any issues with Windows, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Oct 27, 2019
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