can i manually install windows apps store in Windows 10 LTSB?

  1. XDM Inc's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #1

    can i manually install windows apps store in Windows 10 LTSB?


    i want to upgrade to Windows 10 LTSB edition, but im reading that it does not include the windows app store along with other core apps. i was wondering if i can manually install the store again to install a little of the apps i actually use?
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    No, you can't install Windows Store in LTSB editions.
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  3. lx07's Avatar
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    2004
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    Firstly you can't upgrade from Pro to LTSB. LTSB needs to be clean installed.

    While you can add the store to LTSB it would be far easier to remove apps you don't want from standard Pro or Enterprise ISO.

    If you want to add the store you need copy these files from a similar version build to "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps".

    Code:
    Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_*
    Microsoft.NET.Native.*
    Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_*
    Microsoft.VCLibs.*
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_*
    Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller*
    and then register them all with
    Code:
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\all of the above"
    This works for LTSB or any other version you may have accidentally deleted the store from.

    While this list includes all dependencies last time I tried it it may change.

    If it stops working you'd have to copy any others from Pro/Enterprise ISO. The Add-AppxPackage command will tell you about missing dependencies in this case.

    Again, removing apps you don't want is probably easier.

    hth
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  4. XDM Inc's Avatar
    Posts : 261
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
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    lx07 said:
    Firstly you can't upgrade from Pro to LTSB. LTSB needs to be clean installed.

    While you can add the store to LTSB it would be far easier to remove apps you don't want from standard Pro or Enterprise ISO.

    If you want to add the store you need copy these files from a similar version build to "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps".

    Code:
    Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_*
    Microsoft.NET.Native.*
    Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_*
    Microsoft.VCLibs.*
    Microsoft.WindowsStore_*
    Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller*
    and then register them all with
    Code:
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\all of the above"
    This works for LTSB or any other version you may have accidentally deleted the store from.

    While this list includes all dependencies last time I tried it it may change.

    If it stops working you'd have to copy any others from Pro/Enterprise ISO. The Add-AppxPackage command will tell you about missing dependencies in this case.

    Again, removing apps you don't want is probably easier.

    hth
    thanks, its not the modern apps that bother me, im tired of fighting this forced creators every couple of week, microsoft wont leave me alone! i block the update it comes back later, i made all the directories that it writes to read only to everything it ignores it. if i can have a working appstore with LTSB i would be overjoyed.
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  5. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64
       #5

    You might want to check the below links for how to do it
    The original is here but you'll need to register as a member to be able to read it all
    Add Store to Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (LTSC) | My Digital Life Forums
    And another link to the same thing
    Install Microsoft Store and Apps on Windows 10 LTSB 2016
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