New Windows 10 feature blocks applications that are not installed from the Windows Store


Microsoft will add a feature to Windows 10 that will only allow applications from the Windows Store , similar how Apple only allows apps from its App Store. The functionality should increase the security of the operating system by blocking the installation of software from unknown sources.

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I think this was called User Custom software installer. I have yet to see any kinda Windows Store show any meaningful safe and reliable considering Microsoft track record of Broken Windows and Office updates.

[quote]At the same time it’s also a way for Microsoft to boost the “Sales” of Windows Store.[/quote]This more or less sums up the reason why they are forcing you to Windows Store. Notice how I changed “usage” to “Sales”.


Can it turned off?