Windows 11 Extended App Store Coming ‘Soon’ to Windows 10, Available to Testers Now


Enlarge / The new Microsoft Store running Windows 10.

Andrew Cunningham

If you don’t want (or can’t) run Windows 11 on your PC, the good news is that Microsoft will at least provide Windows 10 with app updates to keep it useful. One of those app updates is the revamped Windows 11 Microsoft Store, which is Now available for Windows 10 users in the Release Preview Insider channel.

The new Microsoft Store isn’t much different from the old one in design, although a few of the changes are clear improvements – viewing your app library and fetching updates for apps that you want. you have already installed now occur on the same screen, which is handy. But the real reason for installing it is its vastly improved selection of apps. Microsoft has relaxed the rules about what types of apps can be submitted and downloaded from the store, and apps like Zoom, Discord, VLC Player, Adobe Reader, the LibreOffice suite, and even the Epic Games Store are all available for download. by the store. Once installed, the apps look and work the same as the stand-alone versions.

Everything in the Windows 11 app store will not happen to Windows 10. The store version of Windows Subsystem for Linux is not available in Windows 10, nor is the Amazon Appstore or its sub-store. underlying Windows system for Android. But for regular users, the expanded selection of really useful apps can make setting up a new PC a bit easier and can help people avoid paying for fraudulent third-party app clients who stepped in to fill the gap. void left by the absence of official applications.

The new Microsoft Store will be available to all Windows 10 users “soonMicrosoft Store lead architect Rudy Huyn said. Windows 10 21H2, the next operating system maintenance update, is also slated for release next month (although running Windows 21H2 is not a requirement. prior to running the new store application).

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