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    Microsoft Store Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Microsoft Store for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Steam, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Store and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Store are Chocolatey (Freemium, Open Source), Npackd (Free, Open Source), AppAgg (Free) and OneGet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2022
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    1. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
    2. Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure.
      Most users think Chocolatey is a great alternative to Microsoft Store.


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      Npackd (pronounced "unpacked") is an application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary.
      Most users think Npackd is a great alternative to Microsoft Store.
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      A web based Application Aggregator. Support all major platforms: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo.
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      OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs).
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      NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update open source libraries and tools in Visual Studio.
      NuGet vs Microsoft Store opinions
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      It's only for tools for Visual Studio. Microsoft Store is a platform for apps in general.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      RuckZuck is a free Software Package Manager for Windows, designed to keep the Software on your System(s) up to date even if the Software was not installed with RuckZuck.
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      Silently deploy almost any Windows patch or application (.exe, .msi) to multiple Windows PCs simultaneously. Deployments can install, uninstall, execute scripts, reboot, copy files, sleep, send messages, etc.
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      hamzah141jaya Well, who knows?! In my Windows 10 PC, the Microsoft Store went bastard. They give download error. Its good that this program can be another good idea.
      Comment 11 months ago

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    3. WPKG is an open source software deployment and distribution tool. The site has a large collection of silent installers.

      Discontinued

      Development has ceased in 2015. Last version, 1.3.1, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. Soft2base is a Windows Applications Manager.
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