How to install the new Microsoft Store in Windows 10

After the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has now also brought the new Microsoft Store to Windows 10. However, the release is currently restricted to Windows 10 Insiders who are on the Release Preview channel. And if we stick to Microsoft’s previous record, it will be many months before the new Store hits stable. But if you want to install the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store on Windows 11 right now, you have come to the right place. FYI, you don’t need to join the Insiders program and move to an unstable version to try the new Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 computer. You can also install the new Microsoft Store on the stable version of Windows 10, and that We will teach you in this article.

Install the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 (2021)

Regardless of which version of Windows 1 you’re running, you can easily install the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store on Windows 10. The best part is that you don’t need to switch to the Insiders program. Just download the files listed below and follow the step-by-step process to install the new Microsoft Store in seconds.

Note : I tested the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 build 21H1, but I’m sure it will work on older versions too. If you have any problems installing the MS Store on an older version of Windows 10, please let us know in the comments below.

New Microsoft Store on Windows 10: What You Get and What You Don’t

The first thing you will notice with the new Microsoft Store in Windows 10 is that it is fast and fluid. Microsoft says they have completely redesigned the application using modern frameworks, and that has resulted in an impressive 35% performance improvement . So the days of the Microsoft Store having slow and poor performance are long gone.

Another great aspect of the new Microsoft Store is that you can find and install traditional Win32 applications like 7-Zip, WinZIP, Zoom, Acrobat Reader DC, and more. There is no need to download the legacy EXE file and keep the program up-to-date through manual installation. That becomes easier with the new Store.

Apart from that, the games library has also been expanded with Windows 11 Microsoft Store. Now, you can install casual games like Candy Crush into heavy games like Microsoft Flight Simulator from the Store itself. It also supports in-app purchases and subscription management for Microsoft Office, Xbox Pass, and more.

Coming to what the new Microsoft Store lacks in Windows 10 compared to Windows 11, you don’t get support for Android apps aka WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android). Overall, if you want better app support in different frameworks and much better performance, then upgrading to the new Microsoft Store would make a lot of sense.

Essential downloads to install the new Microsoft Store

  1. First, open this website. Then click on the drop-down menu to the left of the text box and choose “ProductId.” Next, paste 9wzdncrfjbmpinto the text field and make sure “RP” is selected from the drop-down menu to the right of the text box. Finally, click on the “Done” button (check mark icon).
  2. A long list of search results will appear on your screen. First, you need to download the latest VCLibs filein APPX format. If you have a 64-bit computer, look for the latest APPX x64 file. And if you have a 32-bit PC, look for an APPX x86 file. For example, here is the file you will need on a 64-bit Windows 10 PC. Copy the following filename and search for it in your Windows 10 browser.

Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.30704.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx

  1. To download the file, right click on the link and choose the ” Save link as” option. Select “Keep” on the download bar. If you are using Microsoft Edge, you can simply click the link to download the file.
  2. Similarly, look for the latest Microsoft.UI.XAMLfile in APPX format, depending on whether your PC supports 32-bit / 64-bit architecture. For your convenience, here is the file you need on a 64-bit Windows 10 PC. Go ahead and download it.

Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2109.13004.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx

  1. Next, you need to download the latest .NET Frameworkpackage in APPX format. Here is the file you need to find and download. Just right-click on the link and select “Save Link As.”

Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx

  1. Finally, download the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC. It will be the largest package in search results and is usually at the bottom. The file will be in MSIXBUNDLEformat. You can also search for it using the package name below.

Microsoft.WindowsStore_22110.1401.12.0_neutral_ ~ _8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

  1. Once you have downloaded all the files, you should have these four fileson your PC. Now, you are ready to install the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store on your computer, with a stable version of Windows 10.

Install the new Microsoft Store on a stable build of Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key and search for “powershell”. Now, click on ” Run as administrator” in the Windows PowerShell search result in the right pane.
  2. Now go to the folder where the four downloaded files are located. Hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard and right-click on the VCLibs file. Here, choose the ” Copy as path” option. You can release the Shift key now.
  3. Go to the PowerShell window and paste the following command. Here, make sure to replacefilepathwith the actual path you copied earlier using “Copy as path”. It should look something like this. Now, hit Enter to install the package. By the way, you can right-click on the PowerShell window to paste the file path.

Add-AppxPackage -Path filepath

  1. Similarly, you will need to add the Microsoft.UI.XAML package. Right-click on the XAML Filewhile pressing the “Shift” key and choose “Copy as Path.” Go to the PowerShell window and add the package just like we did before.

Add-AppxPackage -Path filepath

  1. Now, we need to add the NET Frameworkpackage similarly. Copy the path and replace the filepathin the following command.

Add-AppxPackage -Path filepath

  1. Finally, it is time to install the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store on Windows 10. Right click on the MSIXBUNDLEand copy the path as above. After that, replace the filepathand run the following command. That is all.

Add-AppxPackage -Path filepath

  1. Now go ahead and open the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. You will find the new Windows 11 Microsoft Store running smoothlyon your Windows 10 computer. Enjoy!

Experience the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10

This is how you can install the new Microsoft Store from Windows 11 on your Windows 10 computer. I have included the four essential packages needed to run the new Microsoft Store, so you will not face any errors. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to speed up Windows 10, follow our linked guide for detailed instructions. And if you want to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 to try out the best Windows 11 features, we’ve linked a guide for that too. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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