Items tagged with application installation control

With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15046, Microsoft is publicly bringing its Win32 app blocking feature to the forefront. We first talked about the feature earlier this week, and Microsoft has officially dubbed it Application Installation Control. As we stated before, the feature is disabled by default, but when enabled allows you to completely block the installation of legacy Win32 apps. With this setting, only apps that are downloaded from the Windows Store can be installed; no exceptions. “The warning will direct you to the Store where you can download an alternate app if available,” explains Windows and Devices Group software engineer Dona Sarkar. “In some cases, when there’s... Read more...