How Windows 10 can block installation of Win32 applications

As the days pass before the arrival in April of the expected by many Windows 10 Creators Update update , new features, of greater or lesser importance, that the members of the Insider program are discovering and testing in the Almost definitive version of this.

Well, just a few hours ago began to talk about a new functionality through which users of the operating system with the above mentioned update, will have the ability to restrict the installation of certain applications with just a click of mouse . Specifically we refer to the possibility that we configure it so that, or Windows 10 does not allow the installation of conventional Win32 applications at all, allow it but with a warning before doing it, or work as to date.

Can Win32 applications be dangerous in Windows 10

In fact in the second case the system itself warns us that “the applications of the Windows Store help keep our PC safe and reliable.” Microsoft intends to avoid installing bloatware and malware using only “trustworthy tools” such as those in its official store, the Windows Store . However we must take into account that if we activate this new option, we can no longer install or use many of the tools we are used to today, we talk about software as common as our favorite Internet browser, photo editor, Video, word processor; unless Windows 10 have its own official version.

Can Win32 applications be dangerous in Windows 10?

Perhaps for the most inexperienced users in these cases this is an acceptable alternative, since it prevents that the misuse of the system can fill it of potentially dangerous software , more if it works within a network. But for most it is most likely a new function with which Microsoft , with the excuse of “avoiding bloatware and malware“, offers us a new path that invites us to use the applications of its official store , Yes or yes, which is one of the long-term goals of those of Redmond with its “universe Windows 10”.

We do not know if this is another strategy of Microsoft to route the users of the system to their own store , everything indicates that, although in a camouflaged way, it is, but it is an alternative that in principle is disabled by default and We can activate later if we wish.

What do you think of this new functionality to block Win32 applications ?


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