Microsoft Windows 10 has gained a lot of popularity since its launch and is running on hundreds of millions of devices. Microsoft has committed itself to bring regular updates bringing major features and improvements. Next one in the line is the Creators Update which should be released during Spring this year.
The insider Preview of the Windows 10 Creators Update has been a great source of all the information about the new features and improvements that might make their way to the final build. One of the features that might be coming with the Creators Update is the ability to prevent the users from installing Win32 apps.
It was revealed in the Preview build 15042 and might also make it to the final build that would be released later this year. The feature is being seen as Microsoft’s attempt to phase out the older desktops apps in favour of the apps from the Windows Store. It will also act a security feature by blocking the installation of apps from unverified sources.
Microsoft has disabled the option by default and can be enabled from Apps section of the Settings menu. Once enabled, the user will be warned while installing a Win32 app that the apps from the Windows Store will keep the PC safe and reliable. Only the users of the latest build of Windows 10 Insider Preview will be able to use this feature. On the other hand, MacOS had this feature for years since it was first introduced in 2012.
It is worth noting that the feature will only prevent the PC from installing any new Win32 based apps and will not affect any of the apps that are already installed on the PC and they will continue to work as they earlier did.