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How to Turn Off Microsoft-Verified App in Windows 11

May 28, 2024

Microsoft introduced a new feature in Windows 11 called Microsoft-verified apps, which is designed to ensure the security and authenticity of apps. But if you know the app you're installing isn't a security threat, how do you get around it to install any app you want? In this guide, we'll show you how to turn off Microsoft-verified apps in Windows 11 so you can install apps to your liking.

Method 1: Using the Settings App

The Settings app provides advanced controls for the operating system and application controls. This is the easiest way to turn off Microsoft-verified apps in Windows 11.

Advanced app settings Choose where to get apps

Method 2: Using the Group Policy Editor

If this is not resolved by Settings, you can use the Group Policy Editor to disable the Microsoft-verified Apps warning.

 Open Group Policy Editor
 Navigate to following path
  click Apply followed by OK

Method 3: Using the Command Prompt

If neither of the above methods works, then you can try using Command Prompt to run specific commands to allow unverified apps.

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer /v AicEnabled /t REG_SZ /d Anywhere
 Type the following command

Method 4: Using the Registry Editor

You can also use the Registry Editor to modify the App Install Control permissions. Remember to back up the registry before making any changes.

 select New  String Value
 enter Anywhere in Value data


Turning off Microsoft-verified apps can provide greater flexibility in the installation of apps. You can choose from the four methods mentioned in this article to suit your situation.