When Microsoft unveiled the new Microsoft Store on Windows 11, it let everyone know that the new store would also come to Windows 10. Today, Microsoft started to push the new Microsoft Store to Windows 10 devices of the Insider Release Preview ring.,While that limits the official distribution to Insider devices at the moment, it is an indicator that the Store will become available soon on stable versions of Windows 10.
Even better, Windows 10 users who don’t want to wait, can download the new Store application right now and upgrade the existing Store on any supported version of Windows 10, including the Stable version. A tweet by Rudy Huyn, Principal Architect of the Microsoft Store, confirmed the roll out of the new Microsoft Store.
Here is how you can get the Store right now:
- Load https://store.rg-adguard.net/ in your web browser of choice. I had issues downloading packages with several browsers, but Firefox worked without a hitch.
- Switch to ProductID in the first field of the form on the page.
- Paste 9wzdncrfjbmp into the second field, the text field.
- Make sure that RP is selected in the third field.
- Activate the checkmark at the end and wait for the results on the same page.
- Locate Microsoft.WindowsStore_22110.1401.10.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle on the page and download it. It was at the bottom of the page whenever I ran the search.
- Download Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2109.13004.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx as well, as you may need it.
Now that both packages are downloaded, it is time to upgrade the Store.
- Open an elevated PowerShell prompt, e.g. by selecting Start, typing PowerShell, and selecting the run as administrator link.
- Run the command Add-AppxPackage -Path FullPathToTheMsixbundleFile, .e.g Add-AppxPackage -Path c:usersmartidownloadsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_22110.1401.10.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle
- If you get an error, open the downloads directory and double-click on the Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2109.13004.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx file, then try again.
The new Store is installed and you can test it by opening it right away.
The new Store has a different design, but more importantly, it supports Win32 programs, such as Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, or Sysinternals Suite, that you can now install directly from the Store. You can check out Ashwin’s review of the new Microsoft Store here for a full rundown of new features.
A quick test of the download functionality was successful. Apps and Win32 programs can be downloaded from the new Microsoft Store running on a stable version of the company’s Windows 10 operating system.