In this tutorial I will show you how to do that, and by doing this you will prevent others from accessing your store account, and buying and downloading apps.

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If you have multiple user accounts running on your computer, there may be times when you need to disable Store app on Windows 8. In this tutorial I will show you how to do that, and by doing this you will prevent others from accessing your store account, and buying and downloading apps.


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To get started follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your keyboard press Win+R keys to open the Run window.

Step 2: When Run window opens up type gpedit.msc and click OK.

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Step 3: Local Group Policy Editor will open up. Inside its left pane follow this path: Computer Policy/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/ and then select the Store folder.

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Step 4: Inside right pane double-click on Turn off the Store application.

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Step 5: In new window change value from Not Configured to Enabled and click OK to save your changes. Close Local Group Policy Editor window.

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Step 6: The store icon will still be visible on your Start screen, but once you click on its icon you will see a warning window letting you know that the Store app is not available on that PC.

Step 7: In order to make Store app icon invisible on your Start screen you can simply un-pin it.

For more such tutorials visit our Windows 8 tutorial section.

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