How to block the installation of applications in Windows 10

How to change permissions

The new Windows 10 update brings many improvements and new features to Windows 10. The security field is greatly favored with this update and with it the peace of mind of many users.

Thanks to Creators Update, Windows 10 users can block app installation to users who are not system administrators, something practical for many computers that are controlled by several users and that therefore the security is not as high as in other computers.

Of course, to limit the installation of certain applications, in addition to being system administrators, We must have the latest version of Windows 10 installed, Creators Update to be more specific.

Microsoft Store may be the only way for users after blocking the installation of applications

Once we have this, we have to go to Settings. Within Settings Click on Applications and from there go to Features and Applications. On this screen, at the top we will see an option called «Installing Applications«. This option is the one that we must modify and change so that only apps from the Microsoft Store can be installed. There are other options such as being able to install from anywhere, warn of its installation or the option we have chosen.

This option is the safest because will only allow users to install apps from Microsoft Store, Store that is checked daily for malicious code, making it a clean option. And if we want to restrict this even more, we can make users have to enter a password to use Microsoft Store (this is done in the advanced options of the store), being almost impossible to install applications in Windows 10.

This is especially useful in computer room equipment or company computers, computers that have to have a lot of security because they are connected to private networks and can thus infect other computers in case of viruses or threats. In any case, whether we need it or not, it is something useful and easy to do. Do not you think?


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