Windows Store no longer letting me get apps without sign in!


rezpower

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I think this happened after the yesterday's update! I got whatsapp few days ago without signing in with MS account.
But today there is no way for me to get anything from the store without signing in. Is this normal?
 

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I just tried it on my Win11 and appears no issue in downloading, no login. It's interesting that I'm using my Win11 Notebook as Local Account Adminstrator [no login set yet] and a portion of my initials show in the top bar of the store window.
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@rezpower

Yes, Microsoft has apparently changed that.

Alternatively, if you want to download an app that does not require a fee, you could use this website:


Copy the link for the app from the Microsoft Store to the clipboard, paste it in the search box, select Retail Channel and then click on ✔️.

When downloading a app, make sure that you choose the package that matches your processor architecture and that the package has an appx or msixbundle filename extension.

@Berton

But you are logged into the store itself as you can see in the screenshot.
 

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@rezpower

Yes, Microsoft has apparently changed that.

Alternatively, if you want to download an app that does not require a fee, you could use this website:


Copy the link for the app from the Microsoft Store to the clipboard, paste it in the search box, select Retail Channel and then click on ✔️.

When downloading a app, make sure that you choose the package that matches your processor architecture and that the package has an appx or msixbundle filename extension.

@Berton

But you are logged into the store itself as you can see in the screenshot.
I signed out and closed the Store then went back in without signing in, no problem. On the one that shows me signed in I had Outlook.com open at the same time and it must have picked up my E-Mail account name. I'd seen mentioned such a thing happening awhile back with telemetering.
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
I signed out and closed the Store then went back in without signing in, no problem. On the one that shows me signed in I had Outlook.com open at the same time and it must have picked up my E-Mail account name. I'd seen mentioned such a thing happening awhile back with telemetering
I just tried it on my Win11 and appears no issue in downloading, no login. It's interesting that I'm using my Win11 Notebook as Local Account Adminstrator [no login set yet] and a portion of my initials show in the top bar of the store window.
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Did you also click on "Get" to download? For me I can enter the store and when I click on get , it asks me to login. there is no option to bypass.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Razer Blade 17
    CPU
    Intel i7-12800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Steinberg UR44
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes

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