Hiding the Windows Store application in Windows 10

Hiding the Windows Store application in Windows 10

Q. Can I hide the Windows Store application in Windows 10?

A. You cannot hide the Windows Store application from the All apps list in Windows 10 but you can unpin from the Taskbar and Start menu. If you want to disable the Windows Store for your corporate machines there is a policy and registry key. To disable via the registry perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore (if the WindowsStore key is not present then create it)
  3. Create a new DWORD value named RemoveWindowsStore and set to value 1
  4. Log out and then log in for the change to take affect

Via Group Policy navigate to User Configuration\Policies\Administrator Templates\Windows Components\Store and set the Turn off the Store application policy to enabled.

If you try and launch the Store you will receive notification that the application is blocked and it will close.

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