How to download Microsoft Store apps without using the Store

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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The Microsoft Store App allows Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 users to download their favorite apps, games, movies and other types of content directly on their computers. Unfortunately, sometimes the Windows Store App won’t work. There are a few troubleshooting methods that you can use to fix the problem, but they don’t always work.

So, what can you do if the Microsoft Store won’t work and you can’t download new apps nor update the ones you already installed? Well, we do have an answer to the first question: you can use Adguard Store, an online link generator for the Microsoft Store.

Download Microsoft Store apps with Adguard Store

In other words Adguard Store lets you download and then install any Store apps on your Windows 10 computer. All you need to go is go to  Adguard Store’s official website and paste the Microsoft Store link of the app you want to download, as shown in the screenshot below.

adguard store windows 10 apps

The respective app will appear on the list and you can then download it on your machine.

adguard store app download

As you can see in the screenshots above, you can also select a specific app version to download: Fast, Slow and Release Ring as well as Retail. To actually download and install the app, you need to get the AppxBundle and EAppxBundle files for the respective app.

It is worth mentioning that you cannot use Adguard Store to download paid apps and games. The platform simply returns an empty list instead of the valid download links.

If you already used Adguard Store, you can tell us more about your user experience in the comments below.

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