Windows 10 Insiders required to update to build 10240 to access the new Store

Microsoft says that has been making great improvements on the Windows 10 Store, but Insiders need to update to benefit from the new changes.

Windows 10 Store for build 10240 or later

Windows 10 introduces a brand new universal Store that works across platforms, desktop and mobile, and in preparation to the release of the operating system that will power devices for at least 10 more years, Microsoft is detailing a few changes coming to the Windows 10 Store that will affect Windows Insiders.

Gabriel Aul, head of the Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program has announced that the Windows 10 Store team has been working to fix and improve the Store to be more reliable and faster.

However, to make sure that everyone gets all the new changes, starting July 24th, Insiders will be required to be running the latest preview build of Windows 10, otherwise you won’t be able to access the Store.

If you want to make sure, you’re running the later version, on the Taskbar search box type winver, and About Windows should appear letting you know the build you’re running.

In the Store, you can click your profile picture, click Settings, and the version should read 2015.7.22.2 or later.

This doesn’t mean that the requirement will not affect in any way to those users who will be upgrading for free on July 29 from Windows 7 or Windows 8. The enforcement will only affect Windows Insiders who are not running Windows 10 build 10240 or later build.

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