Prevents users and client computers from accessing the Windows store on Windows 8

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It has been a year since the release of Windows 8 and since its release, Windows 8 has been the hot spot of all discussions on Windows. IT administrators can control the availability and functionality of Windows Store on client computers based on the business policies of their enterprise environment. This article explains how to use the Registry Editor to manage or prevent customers and users from accessing the Windows store.

Manage Windows Store Client Access

You can easily configure this policy in PC settings. Under Privacy, move the cursor Help to improve the Windows store by sending URLs of web content used by applications to Off if you do not want customers to have access to the Windows store.

This is configurable for standard users. We will also explain how customer access to the Windows store is managed through the registry. Here we go:

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1 Press the Windows key + R combination, type Regedt32.exe into the Run dialog box and press Enter to open the registry editor.

2. 12) Navigate here :


3 Create a new key in the left area of this area by right-clicking -> New -> Key. Name this key as AppHost. Now create a DWORD value in the left area of this new key by right clicking -> New -> New -> DWORD value. Name DWORD EnableWebContentEvaluation. Double-click the D-WORD to change it:

4 Here, a value of 1 means that telemetry is enabled, and a value of 0 means that it is disabled. Click OK after entering the desired value. That’s it! That’s it! From now on, your Windows 8 will behave as you just assigned it to access the Windows store.

I hope you find this advice useful.

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