Microsoft quietly raised the device limit to install Windows 10 apps from Store to 2000. When the Windows Store was first introduced alongside Windows 8/8.1, you’re able to install apps on up to 81 devices using the same Microsoft account. Then the device limit was reduced significantly on Windows 10 to only 10.
However, as Windows Central has reported, it seems that Microsoft is yet again modifying the terms, and it’s increasing the number of devices that you can install Windows Store apps (and games) to 2000 per account.
While it might take a little bit of time until everyone sees the new change reflected in their accounts, many users already see the device limit increased to 2000 devices.
In the past, users who reached the device limit were forced to remove devices from their accounts in order to install an app on a new device, but considering that nowadays we sign in to a number of devices with our Microsoft account (e.g., home and work PCs, phones, Xbox) this is a welcome change.
If you want to check whether your account has been bumped to the new limit, you can simply head over to the “apps and games” section of your Microsoft account.
The company hasn’t published any announcements regarding the new Windows Store device limit policy change, which could mean that Microsoft is simply testing the new policy allowing them to go back or change the limit to a different one that makes more sense.