Windows 10: Microsoft lowers app installs from 81 to 10 devices with Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 20,828
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       19 Jul 2015 #1

    Microsoft lowers app installs from 81 to 10 devices with Windows 10


    Back in 2013, Microsoft announced that if you are using a Windows 8/8.1 app, it could be installed on up to 81 devices using the same account. But, that is about to change when Windows 10 launches next week and will reduce the amount of times you can install an app with the same account by a significant margin.

    If you take a look at the apps for Windows 10, you will see that they are now being limited to 10 installs under the same Microsoft account; a significant drop compared to the previously allowed 81 devices.

    This is a subtle change but one that could impact more than a few readers during the lifecycle of Windows 10 as they upgrade and add new machines to their accounts or those family's who share an account across all devices...


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  2. Posts : 815
    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       19 Jul 2015 #2

    I noticed that little tidbit yesterday when I was browsing the Store and thought maybe it was a typo. This tactic is also a slick way to generate more revenue to offset the cost of offering free upgrades from 7/8.1 to Win 10.
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  3.    19 Jul 2015 #3

    Won't impact me. I only have 4 PC's. No phones or tablets. I'd be hard pressed to exceed 10 installs let alone 81. The only impact I can see is a company using one account across all devices?
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  4. Posts : 14,968
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       19 Jul 2015 #4

    IownAmoneyPit said: View Post
    I noticed that little tidbit yesterday when I was browsing the Store and thought maybe it was a typo. This tactic is also a slick way to generate more revenue to offset the cost of offering free upgrades from 7/8.1 to Win 10.
    NBD Just open up another account....
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  5. Posts : 815
    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       19 Jul 2015 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    NBD Just open up another account....
    I already have 3 of them Cliff S, One is a tester account used for initial preview testing of Win 8 & currently Windows 10 Insider Previews and also a Junkyard for new Apps in the store I have tested but never wish to re-install.

    The other 2 are dedicated to my everyday use 8.1 (soon to be 10) systems.

    It is also good that I can also switch to each of the 3 accounts on the same machine and install Apps from each account to get all desired store Apps on the same machine.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       19 Jul 2015 #6

    If I am understand this. It is 10 devices per local or Microsoft account. So, if there are more that one user wouldn't each have up to 10 devices?


    I think this needs to be worded differently. I can see this as being misunderstood. Here is how it could look-Your limited to installing 10 apps or program per Microsoft Account. I would go over that with just 3rd party programs. If I was an app developer I wouldn't be to happy about this change, it could mean less money because someone couldn't buy an app or install it if they have 10 apps installed free or paid. What does Microsoft consider an app browsers, 3rd party programs, or just their stuff?
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  7.    19 Jul 2015 #7

    One more reason not to like Windows 10 and the new Microsoft business model.

    Regards,
    GEWB
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       19 Jul 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    If I am understand this. It is 10 devices per local or Microsoft account. So, if there are more that one user wouldn't each have up to 10 devices?


    I think this needs to be worded differently. I can see this as being misunderstood. Here is how it could look-Your limited to installing 10 apps or program per Microsoft Account. I would go over that with just 3rd party programs. If I was an app developer I wouldn't be to happy about this change, it could mean less money because someone couldn't buy an app or install it if they have 10 apps installed free or paid. What does Microsoft consider an app browsers, 3rd party programs, or just their stuff?
    I suppose you mean Apps and not devices. I think it would be 10 per account as long as your accounts are not on the same device.
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       19 Jul 2015 #9

    Gary said: View Post
    I suppose you mean Apps and not devices. I think it would be 10 per account as long as your accounts are not on the same device.
    @Gary

    So, you think it is 10 apps or 10 programs on the same computer even if there are multiple accounts that use a different Microsoft accounts?

    So, am I going to be able to install all my 3rd party programs or upgrade them when needed if I stay with 10? I have at least 21 programs (haven't counted them all) Installed? What if a new programs comes along or I purchase it will I be able to install it on windows 10?
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       19 Jul 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    @Gary

    So, you think it is 10 apps or 10 programs on the same computer even if there are multiple accounts that use a different Microsoft accounts?

    So, am I going to be able to install all my 3rd party programs or upgrade them when needed if I stay with 10? I have at least 21 programs (haven't counted them all) Installed? What if a new programs comes along or I purchase it will I be able to install it on windows 10?
    I believe that they are referring to MS aps from their store and not real programs. But if you were to have say three MS accounts on one PC . I would think that MS would know that they all are on the same IP address.. But if you have 3 separate devices all on the same account, I would think it would be 10 per device.
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