Windows 10: I Want Windows 10 To Never Install Anything From Outside Of The Store

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  1. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       06 May 2015 #11

    Mystere said: View Post
    Every one of those apps could be distributed through the store. (That doesn't mean they will, but they could be). You seem to be confusing the store with Windows Universal Apps. More than just Universal apps can be distributed through the store.
    I am sure Microsoft will allow people to download the take ownership registry file through the store. I am not going to be restricted where I downloaded from.


    Even Linux allows you to use third party Personal Package Archives at your own risk, that how I installed grub customizer.
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       06 May 2015 #12

    Qushery said: View Post
    in my extended family I'm the one they talk to when they have a problem on their PCs , most of the problems caused by trying to install a program and downloading something else (sometimes malicious) or downloading the right program but getting malware/adware installed with it (that slow-down the device or fill the browser with adds and pop-ups) . these issue are common among normal windows users and all of them caused by the lack of a trusted download source for all programs .

    now Microsoft want to solve the last part by making the Windows Store a place for win32 programs , and I really like that , now when I setup a device for a family member I want Microsoft to give me the option to choose to never allow the user to install anything from outside the store , this actually will make windows very secure and give me the peace of mind that it will work for any of my family members with no issues (and they can use the store to get any app or program) .

    I actually think this should be the default (and being by default locked to the store this will encourage the developers to put there win32 programs on the store ASAP )


    I think what I'm asking is for windows to be secure and stable for normal consumers (like Windows RT or iPad IOS) ,and now Microsoft have a chance to make it that safe and stable with Windows 10 store )


    and I posted this request at windows uservoice (you can vote for it from here )


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  3.    06 May 2015 #13

    If it was optional I wouldn't have a problem with it. That is something I definitely would never use.
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  4.    06 May 2015 #14

    brummyfan said: View Post
    I have to install everything from outside of Win Stores as there are no useful Apps for me in there
    you don't know that yet , photoshop will be there , I think big and complex program can be there
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  5.    06 May 2015 #15

    badrobot said: View Post


    There is a much simpler solution.
    Invest on and install Malwarebytes Premium. It will stop and block malicious websites and stop suspicious installations right away.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	malwarebytes.png 
Views:	42 
Size:	116.0 KB 
ID:	18561

    Malicious websites will never open... ( I deliberately tried to open a "malicious" website just to show what will happen).

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	malwarebytes2.png 
Views:	37 
Size:	105.9 KB 
ID:	18562

    That's all you need.
    that's not a solution , we want windows to be as save and stable as an ipad ios
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  6.    06 May 2015 #16

    paulsalter said: View Post
    I would hate windows being locked to only getting programs from the store

    Especially if its like the Mac App store from last time I checked
    locked to the store by default mean 4 things :-
    1- a safer platform for normal users
    2- a stable system that does not get junked after installing apps
    3-win32 developers will have a bigger reason to repackage their apps for the store ASAP
    4-their will be an option for advanced users to unlock it just like Mac OS and Android
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  7.    06 May 2015 #17

    jisr7 said: View Post
    Quick question. Malwares, viruses and other threats can be distributed via store or not? Is it so safe?
    the app publishing in the store require the developer to register on their developer programs and all the apps are reviewed before publishing to the store , so no bundled adware or malware will go through the store (which are two of the biggest problems normal users face today)
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  8.    06 May 2015 #18

    groze said: View Post
    That wouldn't work for a lot of program that person might want. Here are some programs people use but wouldn't be able to get at the store. Quicktime for windows, Libreoffice for windows, openoffice for windows, 7zip, Free Avg, Free Avast (I would use major geeks to download not Cnet), Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, facebook programs (Some play games that is not malware). If you don't own the computer, people would hate it if a tech locked out the computer they owned. You forgot, if you locked them to just the store, the system wouldn't be able to get windows updates. I use open source software. Html5 is just starting, so it going to take awhile before flash is not needed.
    Windows 10 can have win32 apps (that's why I suggested this)
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  9.    06 May 2015 #19

    loosus456 said: View Post
    If that ever happened, enterprise might as well drop Windows entirely. It'd take away the one advantage that Windows still has over iOS and Android. If you have to use a built-in store, you might as well use the more mature ones.
    Android have the ability to install apps from anywhere , and I want windows to be like it (locked to the store by default but you can disable that from the settings if you're a power user or an enterprise )
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  10.    06 May 2015 #20

    Qushery said: View Post
    Android have the ability to install apps from anywhere , and I want windows to be like it (locked to the store by default but you can disable that from the settings if you're a power user or an enterprise )
    Why should I and all the user that don't want it have to turn it off? If you want it turn it on.
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