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Windows showing an "isn't a Microsoft-verified app" message during install
Views: 10800 Created: 03-22-2022 16:15 Last Updated: 03-22-2022 16:56

If you're running Windows 10 or Windows 11 on your PC, you might get one of these "the app you're trying to install isn't a Microsoft-verified app" messages:

Microsoft popup with install anyway button

Microsoft popup

What does this mean? It simply means the app came from somewhere other than the Microsoft Store. Our installers are digitally signed using Microsoft's Authenticode technology, so you know they really are from us. 

What to do

I have an Install anyway button

If you see this message, simply click the "Install anyway" button, and the install should proceed. 

I do not have an Install anyway button

If you don't see an "Install anyway" button, you'll need to change the default for this Microsoft Store setting:

  1. Tap Start, then Settings, then select Apps
  2. On the Apps & Features settings panel,  find Choose where to get apps and change the setting to something other than The Microsoft Store only, since this option is the most restrictive

I do not want to see this Microsoft Store message again

If you don't want to be bothered by this message again, then:

  1. Tap Start, then Settings, then select Apps
  2. On the Apps & Features settings panel,  find Choose where to get apps and change the setting to Anywhere
Change Microsoft Store to Anywhere
  • Platform: Windows PC (desktop)