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Uninstall or disable the Microsoft Store RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can someone suggest how in a student computer lab, I can uninstall or disable the Microsoft Store, and all of the games and applications.  Very helpful for a teacher.

    Kevin

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:34 PM

All replies

  • Hi Kevin.

    The simplest way to disable the Store is using Group Policy: open the Local Group Policy Editor and go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Store; in the Settings pane on the right, double click Turn off Store application, select Enabled in the properties page for the policy and click OK.

    Remember that enabling this policy turns off app updates from Microsoft Store.
    You can read here for further information about configuring access to Microsoft Store in Windows 10.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:58 PM
  • Hi Kevin, 

    We also could use comlet in PowerShell to uninstall Microsoft Store. Please search for PowerShell and right click it to run as administrator, then copy the following comlet and press Enter key to execute.

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Bests,

    Joy.

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    Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:24 AM
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  • Hi Kevin,

    Please feel free to drop us a note if there is any result. And if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    Bests,


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    Monday, April 23, 2018 5:57 AM
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  • Hi Kevin,

    Haven't received your message a few days, was your issue resolved? 
    I am proposing previous helpful replies as "Answered". Please feel free to try it and let me know the result. If the reply is helpful, please remember to mark it as answer which can help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.

    Best regards,
    Joy

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    Friday, April 27, 2018 9:02 AM
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  • Thank you so much for that comlet.  That removed Microsoft Store from my computer.

    MCSD .NET developer in Dallas, Texas

    Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:57 AM
  • Thank you so much for that comlet.  That removed Microsoft Store from my computer.

    MCSD .NET developer in Dallas, Texas

    You're welcome.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:35 AM
  • However the STORE key does not exist in Windows 10 LOCAL Group Policy, so you need to edit the registry manually:

    1. Click START, type REGEDIT.EXE and press ENTER Key
    2. Expand KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore
    3. Right click and select NEW > REG_DWORDblock-windows-store
    4. Name it RemoveWindowsStore
    5. Set the value to 1
    6. Reboot the PC and notice that the store is locked


    Momominta

    Tried this under 1709 release but doesn't work. Created the key, restarted but the Store app still opens.
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:11 AM
  • I have the same issue and I have tried them all but does not work for me (excluding the powershell). I dont want to remove the app completely, but block it or prevent it from showing up for some standard users on a PC.

    Any other advice?

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:25 PM
  • For those that find this through web search tools.  Microsoft removed the GPO option for Windows 10 Pro from version 1511 and later.  The only way is the Powershell route.

    If you want to use Group Policy or AppLocker to remove or disable the store in the latest Windows 10, you must be using the Enterprise or Education editions. If you're using Pro, you can no longer use Group Policy, and Pro doesn't feature AppLocker.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/05/microsoft_windows_10_pro_store/

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:32 AM
  • Thank you so much. Big help!
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:09 AM
  • You can Block (disable) All build-in (UWP), metro , Store or called windows Apps easily . for example ; EDGE , Microsoft store and all of the games with help of a portable freemium AskAdmin v1.6

    AskAdmin,block store,edge,uwp apps,store apps


    Home Page │ How to use video

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:27 AM
  • and how to rollback? 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:17 PM
  • help the robot at the Microsoft store in the MoA is starting to speak in its own language. also it has kidnapped the manager at the apple store right across the walkway. Please send someone to stop him please he is scaring off everyone.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:22 PM
  • LOL lol lol 
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:21 PM
  • So, with the powershell script it's actually working per user.

    So:

    Get-AppxPackage -name "*windowsstore*" -user "username" | Remove-AppxPackage

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/appx/get-appxpackage?view=win10-ps

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:36 AM
  • This cmdlet removes the store from your device, and blocks all Universal Apps updates...

    Twitter: @MatAitAzzouzene | Linkedin: Mathieu Ait Azzouzene

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:59 PM
  • very best
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:40 PM