How to Disable Windows Apps Store without Any Software

As you know everything about new features of Windows 8, there is nothing that can introduce Windows 8 in an innovative way. All features are very easy to expenditure and beneficial too. The most eminent and helpful tool is Windows Apps Store which is a built-in feature of this latest version of Windows 8. You can easily download various applications by spending nothing or sometimes by spending a few cents. We know that if you are using Windows 7, you can browse those tools from your browser and if you are using Windows 8, you can merely open your Apps Store from your metro screen which is also a new feature of Windows 8.

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However, you know that third party software are quite handy and may be harmful if your pc won’t support that anymore. Even, I have also faced such like some cruxes a few months back. That is the main reason why I would like to use this built-in tweak instead of using any third party application to disable Windows Apps Store.

On other hand, due to any reason, you have left your laptop at your home and you are kid is quite genius and he can operate your laptop smoothly. At such like a situation, I am sure that your kid will do something unthinkable with your laptop. He can also download several apps from Windows App Store. To prevent this activity, you can easily block him to do so.

How to disable Windows Apps Store in Windows 8?

Anyway, it looks not yet so difficult. Today I am going to show you this trick that will be done through Group Policy Editor which is almost on your PC. Just open it.

Win + R >> type “gpedit.msc” (without quotes) >> hit enter

Navigate to the following options;

Do Check:

User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Store

Double click on the option that says Turn off the Store Application.

Change the settings from Not Configured to Enabled.

Now save your changes.

That’s all! After that you and your kid will an error message whenever anyone will going to open App Store. (See the Screenshot)

How to Disable Windows Apps Store without Any Software


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