Disabling or Remove Microsoft Store

Daniel Russell 1 Reputation point

I am currently on Windows 10 Home and am wondering how I might disable access to the Microsoft Store. I am willing to upgrade to Pro/Enterprise if it makes the fix easy. I am wanting restrict access to the Microsoft Store on my only and single computer. Assuming I am running Win10 Enterprise/Pro, could I set up a login that has admin privileges that has control over the Local Security Policy / Group Policy (and in these policies disable/remove the Store?), then create a secondary login(s) on the same computer that would be beholden to the group policy settings (these accounts would not have admin privileges)?

Are the suggestions in this forum still valid? https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/Lync/en-US/a8405957-5025-427e-9405-331b1a8dde21/uninstall-or-disable-the-microsoft-store?forum=win10itprogeneral

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Windows Group Policy
A feature of Windows that enables policy-based administration using Active Directory.
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  1. Limitless Technology 37,516 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    Yes, you can try out the steps as per the forum as the steps in the article still help you to disable the Store.

    If you are familiar with Powershell then you can try the below steps.Right-click your Start Button, then choose Powershell (admin)

    Paste this into Powershell and hit Enter, to uninstall the Store App from Windows 10:

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage

    If you want to re-install the Store App at a later stage, you can use this command:

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Hope this resolves your Query !!


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