How to Remove Microsoft Store from Windows 11

Microsoft Store is the apps market that comes in stock with Windows Devices such as Laptops, Desktops, and smartphones. Unlike Android and iOS, Microsoft Store has a very limited number of apps. I never used the Microsoft Store in my career or before. In short Microsoft Store is not more than a consumption of storage on your Laptop.

Remove Microsoft Store on Windows 11

It is the open-mindedness of Microsoft developers that offers the maximum independence of customization. So, if you don’t like the presence of the MS Store on your Laptop then you can uninstall it. Because Windows apps and software are mostly installed from Websites like Softonic, Filehippo, Filehorse, and others. You can continue using those sources. All windows software is available on the web, so no need for the Microsoft Store.

How to uninstall Microsoft Store from Windows 11?

Here is the command of PowerShell through which you can uninstall Microsoft Store from Windows 11. Launch the PowerShell and enter the command. Don’t forget to open PowerShell as an administrator.

Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

You can download any app from Microsoft Store, because it is gone now. This command removes all Microsoft built-in applications from the OS, including the Store itself.

Reinstall Microsoft Store using Windows PowerShell

  1. Launch Windows PowerShell as an Admin on your Laptop.
  2. Now enter the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

After the re-installation, you can search Microsoft Store on Cortana and it will appear right in front. Open the store and try to install any app for testing the operation. If somehow you failed to install any app from the store, it means some files are still missing that are required to operate the MS Store. If the above situation arises then try the below procedure.

Reinstall Microsoft Store using Web

  1. Visit the website provided below through any browser:
    https://store.rg-adguard.net/
  2. Now enter the following URL in the textbox provided on the website, select Retail, and then click Search (tick):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp
  3. Now download the following 4 packages from the page by clicking on them. Note to choose the platform version (32-bit or 64-bit) according to your Operating System:
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.29231.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.WindowsStore_12010.1001.313.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle
  4. Now that the packages have been downloaded, you can install them by using the command below. Remember to install “.appx” packages first, as they are needed to install the “.appxbundle” at the end.
    Add-AppxPackage -Path "C:\Users\subhan\Downloads\Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx"
  5. Now reproduce the process to install the other packages by changing the package’s name in the command. Install the “.appxbundle” at the end.

Now Microsoft Store will work absolutely fine, give it a try. By the way, it’s always better to not play with the stock products of any operating system. Sometimes the trick got reversed and instead of your favor, it goes in the opposite.

Offtopic

How to Fix Microsoft Store not Working on Windows 11

If there is any best tool to rectify Windows 11 or other versions errors then it is the Windows Troubleshooter. You don’t need to do anything to let Windows resolve its personal issues.

  1. Launch the System Settings on your computer.
  2. Click on the Update and Security.
  3. Select the Troubleshoot, and then click on the Additional troubleshooters.
  4. You will now find a list of Windows 1o troubleshooters, scroll down, locate ‘Microsoft Store’.
  5. Click on ‘Run’ next to it to start the troubleshooting.

Once the running complete the Windows will take you to the troubleshooting steps.

Don’t Mess with the Stock Apps

There is a reason why some apps comes in stock with the operating system. Microsoft is an integral part of the Windows since the Windows 7. I know it is the msot useless thing, never saw a single micosoft Windows user who was using Store for downloading any app. The people always use the browsers to download their desired app. But, when you try some difficult technique to remobe a stock program it may affect the other programs too. Or, maybe it crashes the entire Windows. If same thing happens with Windows 11 users can be in loss of their Windows 11 registration fees as the contract beccoms void.

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