Microsoft Is Testing A Windows 10 Bloatware Blocker

Windows 10 will soon let you block desktop apps from installing

A "Trailer gallery" is being added to the Movies & TV app that comes pre-installed on Windows 10, letting you view trailers of TV shows and movies available from the Windows Store (and keep up to date with upcoming releases which you can pre-order).

Starting with Windows 10 build number 15042, Microsoft will allow administrators to block the installation of Win32 applications on their computer.

Microsoft continues to bolster Windows 10's media-playing credentials with the news that it will be including the ability to play 360-degree videos through the Movies & TV app when the Creators Update launches later this year.

As well as preventing the downloading and installation of viruses, malware and the like, the update also has another crucial advantage for Windows 10 users. The install ban isn't on by default, so users must turn it on first. It could be a useful feature to enable on a family PC to prevent rogue desktop apps from being installed.




The feature is disabled by default in Windows 10.

It will be a matter of waiting for the remaining time until the next update to get to know this and other new features that will include the new Windows 10 update. "Show that it's Windows 10-there isn't a second version of Windows 10", Keith Kressin, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, was quoted as saying. The third option is the contentious one that outright blocks the installation of traditional Win32 applications, which not long ago were otherwise known as software. This Windows edition, still not officially confirmed by Microsoft, will ship with the switch set to "Store only", and it's expected to require a paid upgrade (to regular Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro) to change out of this position.

With Windows 10 on ARM, Microsoft and Qualcomm are trying to offer a more compelling feature package as part of a concept described as "cellular PCs".

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