This is disabled by default but I still say that it will only be a matter of time before Microsoft Windows software is only available through the store.
This option is only the first step before a complete lockdown and only UWP apps will be able to run on Windows. It wont happen tomorrow but I give it a few years. Then every program downloaded will have Microsoft taking a cut from the developer. Truly sad.
MICROSOFT IS planning to give users the option to block traditional Win32 apps from installing on their machine.
Pictures obtained by MSPowerUser (above) show a new feature which is disabled by default but clearly shows a warning that attempting to install a program (as opposed to an app) without using the Windows Store has been blocked due to a device setting.
This means one of two things. Either Microsoft is developing a feature that no one will use, or (and let's be honest, when it comes to smelling rats, this one stinks like Roland's bum) that when it goes live it'll be on by default and users will have to go out of their way in order to install the myriad of programs they've acquired over the years.