Windows 10 users get in on the new Microsoft Store

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What, you thought the biggest operating system on the planet will miss out on the new Microsoft Store? Fat chance! The new and refreshed apps repository can now be installed by Windows 10 users.

Redmond originally announced the new Microsoft Store app in June, and since then the company has been making all kinds of changes to improve the quality of usage experience of its marketplace.

Several of these updates have been rolled out in recent months.

And now, the software titan is finally bringing the new Microsoft Store that Windows 11 users have been enjoying for a while now to Windows 10 PCs. Users of the old OS not only have access to a new design, but also better performance.

Not to mention, better support for developers, who in turn are bringing their wares to the repository.

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The rollout is taking place in stages, as is the norm.

Those of you who are enrolled in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program and running Window 10 version 21H2 can simply grab the new Store by checking for update from withing the application.

Those running the regular, non-Insider builds, will have to manually install the Store by following the steps outlined below:

  1. Download the updated version of the Microsoft Store from here.
  2. Open PowerShell.
  3. Navigate to where you saved the update by using the cd
  4. Install the app package by typing the following:
    Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore_22110.1401.10.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.Msixbundle

Installation should begin and the refreshed Microsoft Store will be deployed.

In case you run into an error message stating that you need the Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7 framework, then grab it via this link.

Once you open the new Microsoft Store on a Windows 10 device, you will find that not only is the application faster than the old one, it is also quicker to navigate between the pages. Microsoft has also improved the download speed, ensuring a breezy experience.

Good stuff, all around.