If you are using Windows 10 or 11 operating system on your PC, then you must have encountered the message that says “The app you’re trying to install isn’t a Microsoft-verified app.” when you try to install any application. Generally, this message is shown to the user when they try to install any app that has been downloaded from a location other than the Windows Store. From Windows 10 onwards, there is a new restriction that forces users to download and install Microsoft Store Apps. Basically, this new setting helps to protect the system from downloading and installing malware from insecure or unverified websites.
Whenever you try installing apps from outside the Windows Store, you will be suggested to look for a similar application in the Windows Store. If any such app is not found, then this setting can be changed to install the application from anywhere outside the Store. If you are confronting this message while trying to install an app that is not Microsoft verified, then try the methods mentioned in this article to check if it helps resolve the issue.
Method 1 – Modify the Store Settings
Step 1. Press Windows + I to open Settings
Step 2. Now, Click on Apps from the left side menu and then click on Advanced app settings from the right side
Step 3 – Now, From the dropdown select Anywhere in Choose where to get apps
Step 4. Check if the error is resolved by trying to install the application.
Method 2 – Switch Out from Windows S Mode
If you are using the Windows Home S version, then it will not allow you to get applications from anywhere else other than the Microsoft Store. Follow the steps below to check if you are using the S mode and then switch out of the S mode if you are using it.
Step 1. Open the Run box using the Windows and R key combination.
Step 2. Type ms-settings:about and hit Enter.
Step 3. On the System About page, scroll down to the Windows specifications section.
Step 4. Here, in the Windows Edition check if you are using the Home or Home S version.
Step 5. If you are using the Home S version of Windows, then hit the Windows key and type activation settings in the Windows search bar.
Step 6. Click on Activation settings in the Best match search result.
Step 7. On the Activation page, based on the version of Windows being used you will see Switch to Windows 11/10 Home.
Step 8. Click on the Open Store button next to this.
Step 9. The Microsoft Store opens up with the page Switch out of S Mode.
Step 10. On this page, click on Get and then on Install to start the installation.
Step 11. Finally, click on Yes, let’s go to confirm the process and start the installation of the Windows version to switch out of S Mode.
Step 12. After the installation completes, if you open the System About page, it will show that you have the Home edition of Windows installed on your PC.
Step 13. Try installing the application to check if the problem is resolved.
Method 3 – Install the App Via Command Prompt
If both the above methods have not worked in resolving the issue for you, then you can try using the Command Prompt to install the apps.
Step 1. Press Windows + R to open Run.
Step 2. Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 3. In the Command Prompt, use the cd command along with the path of the folder that contains the file needed for the app installation.
If you have the setup file in your Downloads folder, then type the command below
Step 4. Enter the name of the application’s executable file and hit Enter.
Step 5. Check if the app installs without any error.
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We hope the article has been informative enough in resolving the error message The App you’re trying to Install isn’t a Microsoft Verified App while installing apps from outside the Store on your Windows 11/10 PC. Please comment and let us know the method that helped you to clear the error.
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