Windows 10 Tips: How to Disable “Push To Install” Remote Installation Feature

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Windows 10 allows admins to use a "Push to Install" feature to install apps remotely from Microsoft Store using the same Microsoft account. If you have a few devices signed in through the same account, it becomes easier to manage apps across the ecosystem.

However, if you want to have one device skip the installation or don't want to follow your company's rule on this, folks at WindowsCentral have shared some easy steps that you can follow to disable the feature.

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Here is how to disable remote "Push to Install" on Windows 10

  1. Open Start and search for gpedit.msc.
  2. Click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Push To Install
  4. Once in this option is displayed, you will see a Turn off Push To Install service on the right side of the screen. Double-click on this and then click on Enabled on the next popup.
  5. Click Apply > OK.

If you want to go back and have the remote installation of apps enabled on Windows 10, simply click on the Not Configured option that you will see along with the Enabled option. For the same app, you can always install it directly through Microsoft Store, however, remote installation will be stopped after this.

On Windows 10 Home

One the Home edition where you don't have access to the Local Group Policy Editor, you can stop it through modifying the Registry.

  1. Open Start > search for regedit > click the top result to open the Registry.
  2. Browse the following path:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
  3. Right-click the Microsoft folder key and click on NewKey.
  4. Name the key PushToInstall and press Enter.
  5. Now, right-click this new key > select New > click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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  6. Name the key DisablePushToInstall, press Enter.
  7. Double-click this new DWORD and set the value from 0 to 1.
  8. Click OK.

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