How to clear Microsoft Store purchase history in Windows 10


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How to clear Microsoft Store purchase history in Windows 10


    Hello,

    Is it possible to permanently clear purchase history from the Microsoft Store?
    There is only the option "Hide".
    In the "Ready to install" tab of "My library" appear applications that I downloaded in the past.
    I am not using any account to sign in to the Microsoft Store.
    I also don't use email to sign in to Windows 10.
    Whenever I format my computer and install Windows 10, purchase history automatically appears in the Microsoft Store.
    I have already changed hard drives and installed Windows with a different activation key but the problem remains.
    It looks like there is some kind of association between my motherboard and the Microsoft Store.
    Is purchase history associated with my Windows license?

    Thanks Pedro
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 14,217
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #2

    Yes, it is possible for the Store to get associated with the Digital License of the computer. It probably is also how a local account knows a program/app has been installed, gets a "You own this program" message before doing the install.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Berton said:
    Yes, it is possible for the Store to get associated with the Digital License of the computer. It probably is also how a local account knows a program/app has been installed, gets a "You own this program" message before doing the install.
    Thank you for your help.
    Is there any way to remove the digital license from the computer?
    I formatted the computer and installed Windows with a new license that I purchased but the Microsoft Store continues with the purchase history.

    Thanks Pedro
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 14,217
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #4

    pedroneves said:
    Is there any way to remove the digital license from the computer?
    I formatted the computer and installed Windows with a new license that I purchased but the Microsoft Store continues with the purchase history.
    Not that I've seen or read about, it's about the hardware that Windows sees and reports on. Is it about time to get a new computer or maybe a new motherboard?
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 1,232
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    It’s associated to your ms account, I see things in my store history from windows 8 ! , went through 2 laptops since then... it’s like the App Store in apple. Same thing... hide but can’t remove.
      My Computers


 

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