How You Can Download Universal Apps without the Microsoft Store in Window 10&11?

If the user wants to download Universal Apps without Microsoft Store, then they can use Window PowerShell for downloading. If the customer need help, then read the below method to download Universal Apps without Microsoft Store. For details, go to www.office.com/setup.

Method to Download Universal Apps without the Microsoft Store:

Download Microsoft Store apps with Adguard Store:

To download, you have to locate the web page of the Windows Store app which you wish to download and then copy its address. After this, you should go to the Adguard website. Here, you have to paste the URL in the search field and then tap on the Check icon which is on the right side of the screen. Keep in mind to remove #activetab=pivot:overviewtab from the URL which you have pasted. At this point, you should view the link which has appxbundle at the end. Now, you have to tap the one which has the latest version in its name. Then, just wait for the download process to complete. Just ensure to save the file in a directory. Here, you can get a warning that this file type is harmful. But, you should choose Allow download option to continue. If the download is complete, then hit on Windows key + X together and then choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu. At this point, you should run the below command:

 Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\ee2546d7-f0e5-4aa2-be54-032299162322”

If in case, the app doesn’t install, then you will receive an error message. You should check the name of the missing component. Next, you have to go to the Adguard page which you used to download appxbundle and then just download the missing component. Then in PowerShell, you need to run the below command:

Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\2d1aff29-2c22-4e80-be37-7c3db4d1573d”

After this, you should run this command to install the app:

 Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\ee2546d7-f0e5-4aa2-be54-032299162322”

At last, you will view the app is installed and ready to use.

Method to Download Apps without using Store on Windows 11:

By using Adguard and PowerShell, you should go to the page of the Microsoft Store app which you wish to download and then copy its URL. After this, you should go to the Adguard website and then paste the URL and then hit on search icon. Keep in mind to remove #activetab=pivot:overviewtab from the URL if you paste it. Now, you need to find the latest version which has appxbundle at the end of its name and then just download it. Here, you have to tap on the three dots which is next to the file in the Download section and then select Keep. At this point, you should hit on Windows key + X altogether and then select Windows Terminal (Admin). Here, you should run the below command:

Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\VideoLAN.VLC_3.2.1.0_neutral___paz6r1rewnh0a.AppxBundle”

If the user find an error, then you should note the missing component. After this, you should go back to the Adguard website results and then visit for the missing component. When you find the one with appx at the end, then hit on it to download. Then, you have to go back to the Terminal and just run the below command:

Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.7_1.7.27413.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx”

Next, you should run this command:

Add-AppxPackage -Path “C:\Users\WindowsReport\Downloads\VideoLAN.VLC_3.2.1.0_neutral___paz6r1rewnh0a.AppxBundle”

When the command is executed, then you will view the app is installed and it is ready to work.

With this method, you can download Universal apps without Microsoft Store in Window 10 & 11. For help, go to office.com/myaccount.