The App You’re Trying to Install Isn’t a Microsoft Verified App FIX - Windows Basics


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The App You’re Trying to Install Isn’t a Microsoft Verified App FIX

Does your screen show the error "The app you're trying to install is not a Microsoft-verified app" whenever you try to install an app outside of the Microsoft Store?

The Microsoft Store is a great place to safely install the latest apps, but it's not for everyone. It comes with a few problems, one being the absence of some of the most popular apps like Microsoft Teams.

Fortunately, several other online download platforms allow users to install their favorite apps instantly.

If you're trying to download an app from a source other than the Microsoft Store, but your screen shows the error 'The app you're trying to install is not a Microsoft verified app', you're in the right place.

Sometimes you need to make the necessary changes in Windows before trying to download apps from foreign sources. This guide will walk you through the process in detail.

A. Adjust Microsoft Store Settings

If you can't uninstall an app on Windows because it hasn't been verified by Microsoft, the easiest way to fix this problem is to adjust the Microsoft Store settings. Users often encounter this problem if their Windows only allows the Microsoft Store to install apps.

1. Type Settings in the search bar and click Open to launch the program.

2. Select Apps and select the Apps and features option from the left panel.

3. Under Choose where to get apps select Anywhere by clicking the drop-down menu.

That's it. You can now download apps from different sources on your PC. However, if the Choose where to download apps option is grayed out on your PC, it means you don't have administrative rights to make those changes.

This usually happens when the PC is owned by someone else, such as the owner. In this case, ask the owner to log in as an administrator and change the settings.

B. Use Command Prompt to Install the Application.

Windows comes with a number of powerful interfaces that help users perform advanced administrative functions simply by executing commands. One of such programs is Command Prompt which is often used to troubleshoot and fix some operating system problems.

If you can't install apps on Windows from a source other than the Microsoft Store, try using the Command Prompt. Command Prompt will allow you to install the required application immediately.

1. Type cmd in the search bar and click Run as administrator to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

2. Enter the command mentioned below in the Command Prompt window. Don't forget to replace the path to cd with the installation file location on your PC. For example, if the settings file is on your desktop, enter the command like this:

cd C:\users\john\desktop

3. Once done, enter the setup file name directly. If the file is an .exe file, type setup.exe and press Enter.

4. After the command is executed, check if the program is installed correctly.

Hopefully doing so will resolve the error and the app will be installed.

C. Switch Out of Home S Mode

Another possible reason behind "The app you're trying to install is not a Microsoft-verified app" is Home S mode. Home S mode provides users with a secure Windows experience, and for good reason. Due to security, this mode does not allow users to install apps from sources other than the Microsoft Store.

You can fix this problem by disabling Home S mode on your PC.

1. Go to Settings and click System.

2. Scroll down in the left panel of the System window and click  About.

3. In Windows Specifications, check if the current version of Windows on your PC is Home S.

4. If it's Home S, go to Settings again.

5. Click Update & Security and select Activate.

6. Now click Go to Store link.

7. Doing so will open a Microsoft Store window from which you can switch out of S mode.

8. Click the Get button on your desktop under Switch out of S mode and close the Microsoft Store once you've installed the switch on your PC.

9. Now repeat step 2 and see if the Windows version has changed to Home.

10. Finally, try to reinstall the required application and see if the error is resolved.

Switching out of Home S mode solves the problem once and for all.

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