Are you irritated with the irrelevant applications that make your PC or Laptop slow? If your answer is yes then you have landed on the right place. Today’s post is about to block third party app installations in Windows 10 within a short period of time.
The Windows 10 Operating System is proven to be one of the efficient, reliable and the most used Operating System for Laptops and Desktop for Home, Work or Design. In order to maintain its efficiency and reliability, Microsoft has taken the Windows 10 security and privacy level to a whole new level by implementing a new feature that blocks third party apps from installing on Windows 10.
In this article, I will guide with step by step process on how to block third-party app installations in Windows 10 without any difficulty.
Before you start blocking the third part application installation first you need to know how the Application Installation control feature works. Most of the time the Windows users try to install third-party software from unknown or untrustworthy sources which in the end led to various issues and problems. To prevent that issues from happening Microsoft have included Application Installation control feature in order to block the third party application.
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When you enable this function on your computer or laptop, all the users having access to your computer would not be able to install any app from any third-party sources and instead get an error message which blocks the application from installing on your computer.
If you want the application on your Windows you can easily get it from the Windows Store which is probably the safest place to get the application on your computer Windows 10. So, let’s check out the process step by step.
Step-1: First you need to click on the start menu and there click on the Setting button which is available at the bottom left corner.
Step-2: Once you open the setting menu nowhere you have to click on the System option which is the first option in the menu.
Step-3: Now in the System menu click on the apps & features option which is available on the left pane of the screen.
Step-4: Now on the right side you can find an option called Installing apps. By default, it should be set to Allow apps from anywhere.
Other than this option you will find two another option which is
- Warn me before installing apps from outside the Store
- Allow apps from the Store only.
Step-5: Now if you want to block all the other software from being installed on your computer by any user than in that case select the option Allow apps from the Store only.
If you choose to Warn me before installing apps from outside the Store option in the settings, then every time you go on to install an app from outside the Windows Store, you will see two buttons which are Get apps from Store and Install anyway.
In other words, you can install the third-party application on your computer, but for this, you need to confirm it before installing. At the same time, if you have chosen Allow apps from the Store only, you will get the following window with a message Your PC’s settings only let it install verified apps from the Store.
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But in case if you click on the Open settings link, then you will end up opening Apps & features settings in the Settings panel.
This wraps up the article I hope these methods help you a lot to block third-party app installations in Windows 10 without any difficulty. If you liked the article then please share it on social media and with your friends. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding this article then you are welcome to comment below in the comment comments and feedback are always valuable for us.