Windows 10 Updates May Start Blocking Non-Windows Store Apps

The functionality will be disabled by default.


Microsoft is testing an update to Windows 10 that apparently will remind users that installing apps not available on the Windows Store could be a bad idea.

The functionality is aimed to stop bloatware from making its way on to users' PCs. The feature, disabled by default, warns users that only Windows Store apps are "safe and reliable." 

Another new feature allows users the option of either preventing the installation of Win32 apps, or allowing them to be installed after a warning that Windows 10 is a 64-bit OS.

Both can easily be enabled by going to the Apps and Features area in Settings. The build is currently available to Windows Insider users.

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