Tag Archives: Windows 10 apps

Windows 10 will get encrypted app installs

Windows 10 will get encrypted app installs

Today, new information got released about Microsoft's plans for the Universal Windows Platform. Windows 10 will get a more secure encrypted appx format so no one will be able to modify these apps.

Prevent Windows 10 from downloading app updates automatically

Prevent Windows 10 from downloading app updates automatically

Out of the box, Windows 10 is configured to download and install updates for Store games and apps automatically. You might want to stop this and change the operating system's behavior to save your disk space, PC resources and bandwidth so that apps are always updated with your permission and never automatically. Here is how it can be done.

A short command to remove all apps in Windows 10 except Store

A short command to remove all apps in Windows 10 except Store

Previously, I showed you how to remove all bundled Windows 10 apps at once, or remove them individually. You can also remove all except the Store using my PowerShell script or reinstall the Windows Store app if you removed it. In this article, I will cover an additional way to get rid of all bundled apps but keep the Windows Store installed. A single PowerShell command is all you need to perform this task. Let's see how it can be easily done.

Fix: Apps installed on SD Card in Windows 10 do not update

Fix: Apps installed on SD Card in Windows 10 do not update

As you may already know, Windows 10 allows the user to install Store apps to an SD card so that free space on the drive where the operating system is installed is not used up. Some users who turned on this option faced the issue that their SD card apps do not update from the Store any more. Windows Store shows updates are available, but when installing, it gives an error. Here is how to fix this.

Disable taskbar badges in Windows 10

Disable taskbar badges in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added a new feature to Universal Apps - now the apps can have badges on their taskbar buttons. This feature is an additional way to notify the user about something new requiring his attention. The feature works similarly to classic Destkop apps: just like Skype for Desktop draws a badge to show unread events count, the Universal app, "Mail" bundled with Windows 10 can show you the number of unseen new messages. If you would like to disable taskbar badges for Windows 10 apps, here is how it can be done.

Fix: Apps available for multiple users do not start in Windows 10

Fix: Apps available for multiple users do not start in Windows 10

If you have multiple user accounts in Windows 10 and you have installed some Universal apps for all users, you may face an issue that such apps do not start. While the apps work for the user which installed them, they may fail to launch for other users, and the Start menu cannot be dismissed. Here is what to do in this case.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to bring “add-ons” for apps

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to bring “add-ons” for apps

Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the next major update to Windows 10 will bring a notable number of changes to the operating system. These includes a Card UI in Action Center and Cortana to show snippets of info, Edge with add-on support, improved customization options for the Action Center, more added Settings and a new Start menu. These are just some of the changes Microsoft is working on. A new interesting change was spotted for the upcoming release of Windows 10. Microsoft is working to create a new Advanced Options page for app add-ons and downloadable content for apps.