Here’s how you can now install Windows 11 app store on Windows 10 without Insider Preview

One major change that Windows 11 brought to the Windows ecosystem is the updated and redesigned app store. The Microsoft Store made its debut in June with Windows 11 Insider Preview build and since then the company is working on improving its performance and offering better support for developers.
Microsoft has finally started rolling out Windows 11’s app store to Windows 10 devices via the latest Release Preview Insider build in a phased manner. Windows 10 Insider users who are on Release Preview build running Windows 10 version 21H2 can get the new Microsoft Store by checking for the update within the Microsoft Store.
Those who are running non-Insider builds or don’t want to switch to the Insider build can
manually install the new Microsoft Store by following a few simple steps.

  • First, download the latest version of the Microsoft Store
  • Then open PowerShell on your Windows 10 PC
  • Navigate to the folder where you’ve saved the downloaded version of Microsoft Store using the CD command.
  • For example, if the download file is saved in the Downloads folder, type cd C:UsersDownloads
  • Then, type Add-AppxPackage
  • The final command will look like this “Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore_22110.1401.10.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.Msixbundle”

That’s it, if everything went as expected your Windows 10 PC will be running the updated Microsoft Store in no time.
However, there’s one error you might get. If a message reads you need framework Microsoft.UI.Xaml 2.7, then you’ll have to download and install the framework. It’s easily available online.
Do note that this is not an official method and is just a walk around. So do this at your own risk. Gadgets Now won’t be responsible if something goes wrong with your PC.

By William Regal

Used to think I was a tad indecisive, but now I’m not quite sure.

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