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Store - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by wpcoe View Post
    The "Option One" registry editing method either has changed or is in error. The Option One instructions say:

    Note
    The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

    RemoveWindowsStore DWORD

    0 = Enable Store
    1 = Disable Store
    On my system, it's in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE not HKEY_CURRENT_USER:

    Attachment 50001

    I'm using Win8.1 non-Pro with all updates, so I guess I have what's called Win8.1.1, i.e. version 6.3.9600.
    Hello wpcoe,

    The tutorial is correct, but it also just depends on if you set the policy in User Configuration or Computer Configuration in the Local Group Policy.

    User Configuration = HKCU in registry. This is the one the tutorial uses.

    Computer Configuration = HKLM in registry

    The .reg file in the tutorial removes the HKLM location, and sets it at the HKCU location.

    By default, this policy is not set in the registry. It has to be added.

    Hope this helps.

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  2. #11


    Now I'm getting more confused, a common event these days, sadly. I set no policy anyplace. I simply went into regedit looking for the key to change, and didn't find it HKCU. I found it in HKLM. Took a while to find it. I almost gave up.

    FYI, this was on a new Lenovo notebook.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, to be safe step 2 in OPTION ONE removes this at both locations to enable the Store.
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