How to Allow or Block Access to Microsoft Store in Windows 11 or 10?

If you want, you can block the Microsoft store in windows 11. Also, if you block access to the Microsoft Store app, no one can install store apps on your PC.

This risewindows article will guide you on how to Allow or Block Access to Microsoft Store in Windows 11 or 10.

There are at least two ways to Allow or Block Access to Microsoft Store in Windows 11 or 10. These are as follows:

  1. Through the Group Policy Editor
  2. Using Registry Editor.

How to Enable or Disable Access to Microsoft Store on Windows 11 or 10 using Local Group Policy Editor?

To turn On or Off access to Microsoft Store in Windows 11 or 10 using Local Group Policy Editor, do the following steps:-

 Step 1. Firstly, Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Then, under Local Group Policy Editor on your computer, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-

 Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Store

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Step 3. Next, on the right side of the Store folder, double-click on the Turn off the Store application.

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Step 4. Then, select the Enabled option.

Note: Select the Not Configured option to enable the feature.

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. In the end, reboot your PC/computer.

How to Turn On or Off Access to Microsoft Store on Windows 11 or 10 through Registry Editor?

To Turn On or Off Access to Microsoft Store on Windows 11 or 10 through Registry Editor, do the following steps;

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that, navigate to the following Registry key:-

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

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Step 3. Next,  right-click on the Microsoft folder and select New > Key.

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Step 4. Name the newly created key as WindowsStore.

Note: If the WindowsStore key has already exited your computer, you can skip this step.

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Step 5. Then, right-click the WindowsStore folder and select New > DWORD (32-Bit) Value.

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Step 6. Name the newly created REG-DWORD as RemoveWindowsStore.

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Step 7. Then, double-click the RemoveWindowsStore REG_DWORD.

Step 8. Set the following value in the “Value data” field:-

1 – Disable Microsoft Store.

0 – Enable Microsoft Store.

Step 9. Click OK.

Step 10. Restart your computer.

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