Apps Download and Install Microsoft PC Manager app in Windows 11 and Windows 10


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This tutorial will show you how to download and install the Microsoft PC Manager app for your account in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Microsoft PC Manager is a utility app for your PC. It offers features such as one-click boost, storage clean-up, file management, and protection of your default settings from unauthorized changes.

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The Microsoft PC Manager app is currently available in US and China.



Contents

  • Option One: Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app from Microsoft Store
  • Option Two: Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app using EXE file
  • Option Three: Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app using winget Command


EXAMPLE: Microsoft PC Manager app

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Option One

Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app from Microsoft Store


1 Go to the Microsoft PC Manager app page in the Microsoft Store, and click/tap on View in Store. (see screenshot below)

Direct link: Microsoft PC Manager

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2 If prompted, click/tap on Open Microsoft Store app to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap Install. (see screenshot below)

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4 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

5 The app will now start to download and install. (see screenshot below)

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6 When the app has finished installing, you can Open the app if wanted. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app using EXE file


1 Go to the Microsoft PC Manager app page in the Microsoft Store, and click/tap on Download. (see screenshot below)

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2 Run the downloaded Microsoft PC Manager Installer.exe file.

3 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

4 The app will now start to download and install. (see screenshot below)

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5 When the app has finished installing, it will automatically open.




Option Three

Download and Install "Microsoft PC Manager" app using winget Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 3)

winget install 9pm860492szd

3 When prompted Do you agree to the terms? for the app in the terminal, type Y, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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4 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

5 After a moment when the app has finished installing, you will see a notification to open the app if wanted. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Microsoft PC Manager is a utility app for your PC. It offers features such as one-click boost, storage clean-up, file management, and protection of your default settings from unauthorized changes.

I have read in numerous articles (the following is one of them) that PC Manager has significant security vulnerabilities when PC Manager is being used by non-administrator (limited user) accounts. Specifically, limited users have full control over various critical features within the PC Manager interface, which should ideally be restricted to administrator-level access only.

One of the most alarming findings is that non-admin users have the ability to manipulate recommended startup applications, including stopping (turning on and off) essential processes such as the "MS-Anti Virus" application. This capability poses a severe risk as it allows unauthorized users to disable crucial security measures, compromising the overall system integrity. These issues undermine the fundamental principles of user access control and pose significant security risks to systems running the PC Manager application


So having read all that is this utility safe or any good to use ??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio VPCF1
    CPU
    Intel Core I7 740QM 1.73 GHZ Clarksfield
    Motherboard
    Sony Vaio American Megatrends
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GT330M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 24" ST2420
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 8440 EVO
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    900
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
You have to remember PC Manager is targeted for the (single) home user. Most of the mentioned security vulnerabilities are concerns for a shared or managed business environment, where you may not want non-IT users to perform specific tasks. PC Manager isn't intended for them.

Think of PC Manager as MS's immature, but slowly evolving, CCleaner knock off. It may not serve everyone's needs, but it's free.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
I have read in numerous articles (the following is one of them) that PC Manager has significant security vulnerabilities when PC Manager is being used by non-administrator (limited user) accounts. Specifically, limited users have full control over various critical features within the PC Manager interface, which should ideally be restricted to administrator-level access only.

One of the most alarming findings is that non-admin users have the ability to manipulate recommended startup applications, including stopping (turning on and off) essential processes such as the "MS-Anti Virus" application. This capability poses a severe risk as it allows unauthorized users to disable crucial security measures, compromising the overall system integrity. These issues undermine the fundamental principles of user access control and pose significant security risks to systems running the PC Manager application


So having read all that is this utility safe or any good to use ??
The Beta version addresses those issues along with the unwarranted clearing of the hosts file.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
Oats and Garlin, Thanks for chiming . As I already use CCleaner, my preference for now is to stay away from PC Manager until they further refine it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio VPCF1
    CPU
    Intel Core I7 740QM 1.73 GHZ Clarksfield
    Motherboard
    Sony Vaio American Megatrends
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GT330M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 24" ST2420
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 8440 EVO
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    900
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
I don't need an overlord, have enough
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Home built
    CPU
    i9-13900
    Motherboard
    ASUS Strix Z90-H
    Memory
    64 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080-ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 55"
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    PSU
    850 watt EVGA
    Case
    Cooler Master Haf 932
    Keyboard
    MS
    Mouse
    MS
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
I get this error,

An unexpected error occurred while executing the command:
0x8a150044 : The rest source endpoint is not found.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
I get this error,

An unexpected error occurred while executing the command:
0x8a150044 : The rest source endpoint is not found.
Hello Andy, and welcome. :alien:

Were you able to use another option to install with instead?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I get this error,

An unexpected error occurred while executing the command:
0x8a150044 : The rest source endpoint is not found.
Same here, it's because the app isn't available from the Store unless you're in the US.
I'm in UK, I can see the app on the store page but no Download option.
WINGET doesn't work.

I haven't tried the .EXE file.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Samsung 870 Evo 4TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Asus ROG Flare
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Maybe @Brink could update this article to reflect the fact that the app is currently US only?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Samsung 870 Evo 4TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Asus ROG Flare
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
It can be installed by switching the Windows region to US, then switching back after but I wouldn't recommend doing this

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Samsung 870 Evo 4TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Asus ROG Flare
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
PC Manager may be downloaded through Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.2.3) [by @rgadguard & mkuba50]

1. Click the above link in your browser.
2. Select "PackageFamilyName" on the search bar's left side drop menu.
3. Copy "Microsoft.MicrosoftPCManager_8wekyb3d8bbwe" into the search field.
4. Click on the right side ✔ symbol.

For some reason, adguard.net will sometimes not find this App. Probably because some of its servers are not located in the US. Keep clicking the ✔ symbol a few times until you see a result.

5. When presented with a list of files, click the link for: Microsoft.MicrosoftPCManager_3.9.3.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

Your browser might block the download for security reasons. The provided link goes to a legitimate MS server.

6. From File Explorer, click on the Microsoft.MicrosoftPCManager file and Windows will install it for you.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
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