You can now install several apps from the store without an online account

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  1. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    See the thread title.
     
  2. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    How do you mean? Can you, please, elaborate on it for us a bit?
     
  3. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    You don't have to do anything, they removed the restriction yesterday. If the app account requirement is removed it will install without opening that popup window. But of course paid apps don't work. I installed several apps and games like Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Beta).
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Just did a test on one of my HWID activated systems and free apps can be installed without using the MSA. I'll test it on a kms activated system asap.
     
  5. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Now that is a thorough explanation :D
     
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  6. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    The title itself is the explanation. Now, if you don't know what the store is or how to click on "Install" I'm sure there are some YouTube tutorials.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Tested it on a KMS activated uptodate system and the store asks for a login when installing free apps.
     
  8. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    #8 yolo_twice, Sep 16, 2016
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    I'm using Windows 10 Enterprise (KMS, AU, local account, I don't even have a Microsoft account) and it's not asking me for an account. Just tested again a few minutes ago.

    I don't know if they really removed the restriction or if it's a temporary bug. They changed some things recently (that patch to stop apps from getting reinstalled).
     
  9. JakeBickel

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    Does this include Edge extensions?
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #10 Enthousiast, Sep 16, 2016
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    I tested it with the free skyscanner app on a HWID activated Pro system and it worked without asking for logins.

    Later i tested it on 10 Home KMS_VL_ALL activated and the store asks for login when i want to install the same app.

    I have to testinstall 40+ editions (Home (N), Pro (N), Education (N), Enterprise (N) and both LTSB's but they have no store), i will test it on them.

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    Home HWID activated, free skyscanner app asks for MSA to install.
    
    Enterprise KMS_VL_ALL activated, after first updating the store it doesn't ask for the MSA when installing free apps :)
    
    
     
  11. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    yes

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  12. FCM168

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    Not working for me, it still asks me to sign in to MSA, maybe it's region specific or only works with apps that have in app purchases, just spit bowling here.
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Read the red txt, here ;)
     
  14. Full inu

    Full inu MDL Senior Member

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    Yay, i hope, this is not a temporary bug and MS didn't change its mind!!
    This requirement for installing Edge addons was ridiculous.
     
  15. FCM168

    FCM168 MDL Junior Member

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    #15 FCM168, Sep 17, 2016
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    It only works with a few selected games, like Forza Motorsport 6, Asphalt 8: Airborne and it will let you download without signing in, but if you try any other games, like Sniper Fury, Modern Combat 5, etc, which are Gameloft games and it will ask you for your account info.

    I guess it's trial and error to see which games and apps you can download without signing in.

    Edit1: Tried Adblock Plus wich is an Edge extension and it does not ask for a MSA to download.
     
  16. Katzenfreund

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    It does work with Edge extensions. Downloaded and installed in seconds without asking anything, not even if I wanted to proceed with installation after download.
     
  17. JakeBickel

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    It asks me for the MSA for Adblock Plus
     
  18. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Did you first update the store itself?
     
  19. JakeBickel

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    #19 JakeBickel, Sep 17, 2016
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    Finally figured out how to update the store. I didn't notice the odd looking thingy
    next to the search box. That did the trick. Thank you.