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How can I remove this from my new Windows 8.1 machine?


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#1 Mklangelo

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:19 PM

First of all hello to all!

 

 

I just bought a new Windows 8.1 machine, a Dell Insperion 2 in 1.  It's for work which I do out of my car.

 

Anyhow, I want to rid myself of Windows store.  I do not have gpedit on this version of Winblows nor can I see the offending setting in Regedit.  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

 

Is there hope?  

 

 

As always, thanks in advance!

 

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:26 PM

Just ignore it. There isn't really a way to remove the Windows Store.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:28 PM

Just ignore it. There isn't really a way to remove the Windows Store.

I appreciate the reply, gigawert, but that is unacceptable. 


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:36 PM

Well, you can disable it but not remove it. That requires gpedit though.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:55 PM

You are looking at the wrong Registry key. It's:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:53 AM

You are looking at the wrong Registry key. It's:
 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore

Hi, Aura,

 

There is no Windows Store entry in that key.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:01 AM

That actually is the proper key.

 

Try this...

 


You will need to be using an Administrator account.
 
Open the Search charm and type in gpedit.msc.
 
gpedit will appear in the box below the Search box, click on this.
 
When the Local Group Policy Editor opens navigate to the following setting.
 
Computer Configuration > Administartive Templates > Windows Components > Store
 
Under Setting you will see the option Turn off the Store application.
 
Double click on it to open the Settings box, select Enable, then click on Apply.

Edited by dc3, 01 August 2015 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:17 AM

Dan, there's no gpedit.exe in the Windows 8.1 edition. You need Windows 8.1 Professional or Entreprise. If you want, you can try to install the Group Policy Editor and then disable the Windows Store that way, but it might not work.

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-in-windows-7-home-premium-home-basic-and-starter-editions/

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

You can also create the WindowsStore Key if not present and then add the REG_DWORD RemoveWindowsStore  and give it a value of 1.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/disable-the-windows-store-in-windows-8/



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:26 AM

Aura...

 

It is gpedit.msc, not gpedit.exe.  This should work on all Windows 8.1 computers.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:46 AM

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro., so I tried this on my wife's Windows 8.1 Home Premium... it works there as well.

 



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:46 AM

Sorry I mistyped, it's gpedit.msc, you're right. However, it doesn't work on core editions of Windows 8 and 8.1 (same in Windows 7 Starter or Home Premium).

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/41994437-277b-4598-b54e-563f27edc4e8/gpeditmsc-missing-window-8

Edit: There's no Windows 8.1 Home Premium :P

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:02 AM

Yep... but the fact still remains, I can use the gpedit.msc on the wife's Windows 8.1. :grinner:   But I have not seen any reference to Windows 8.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:04 AM

This is new then, I'll try it in a VM and see how it goes :P Still recovering from my Windows 10 upgrade mess.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

@Mklangelo

 

If you are not experienced in editing the registry I would suggest that you backup the registry with a program like Tweaking.com Registry Backup.

 

If errors are made while editing the registry you could wind up with an inoperative computer. 


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