Microsoft does not support the removal of its digital distribution platform – Microsoft Store in Windows 10. The Microsoft Store made its debut as the primary means of distributing Universal Windows Platform apps. While some apps are available for free, other apps charge a fee for their monthly/yearly use. It is also considered as a one-stop destination to get the games and entertainment for your Xbox One. Removing the Microsoft Store from Windows 10 is not supported or recommended, says Microsoft.
Removing, uninstalling, reinstalling Microsoft Store not supported
An article on the Windows Support Page states that if a user has uninstalled Microsoft Store by any means and now want to reinstall it, then the only Microsoft-supported method is to reset or reinstall the operating system. This will reinstall the Microsoft Store properly.
It further added that this behavior is by design. Uninstalling Microsoft Store app may cause unintended consequences and there exists no supported workaround to reinstall Microsoft Store.
IT professionals can configure access to Microsoft Store or limit and block it for client computers. The ways to block access mentioned are:
- Block Microsoft Store using AppLocker
- Block Microsoft Store using Group Policy
- Block Microsoft Store using management tool
- Show private store only using Group Policy.
The change applies
- Cannot disable Microsoft Store in Windows 10? Here is the explanation.
- 10AppsManager lets you uninstall, reinstall preinstalled UWP apps.