Windows 11 Store

Windows 11 is officially here. Microsoft launched the latest version of its operating system, and it turns out the company is actually bringing some Windows 11 features to Windows 10 computers, including the improved Windows 11 store.

If you’re unsure about whether to upgrade to Windows 11, perhaps the idea of getting the Windows 11 Store on your Windows 10 computer might make you want to stick around with the older version of Windows for a bit longer.

In a recent blog post about Windows 11’s Store, Microsoft said, “The new Microsoft Store is available now on Windows 11, and we’re happy to share that it will be available to Windows 10 customers in the coming months, too! We’ll be sharing more details about that soon.”

The Windows 11 Store will let you download apps that weren’t previously available from the Microsoft Store. For example, you can download other app stores such as the Epic Games Store from it. The way it works on Windows 10 is very limiting, preventing you from getting all the apps you want. However, you can get most of the apps you want with the new one.

Of course, there are plenty of other Windows 11 features that might make you want to upgrade, but if the new Store was one of the main reasons you were thinking about upgrading, you might want to hold off.

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