As the end of life for Windows 10 approaches, many users are looking for ways to upgrade their operating system. One option is to install a msixbundle file, which is a new type of installation package introduced in Windows 10. In this article, we will discuss how to install a msixbundle file in Windows 10, specifically on an Acer C720 laptop.
What is a msixbundle file?
A msixbundle file is a new type of installation package that combines the features of both traditional Windows Installer (MSI) and AppX packages. It is designed to simplify the installation process and provide a more streamlined experience for users. This type of file is only compatible with Windows 10 and cannot be used on previous versions of Windows.
Step 1: Download the msixbundle file
The first step to installing a msixbundle file is to download it onto your computer. You can find these files on the Microsoft Store or from third-party sources. For this tutorial, we will be using the Microsoft Store to download the file.
Step 2: Enable sideloading
Before you can install a msixbundle file, you need to enable sideloading on your Windows 10 device. This allows you to install apps from sources other than the Microsoft Store. To do this, go to Settings > Update & Security > For developers and select the option to “Sideload apps”.
Step 3: Extract the msixbundle file
Once the file is downloaded, you will need to extract it. To do this, right-click on the file and select “Extract All”. Choose a location to extract the files to and click “Extract”.
Step 4: Install the msixbundle file
Now that the files are extracted, you can begin the installation process. Double-click on the extracted folder and locate the “appxbundle” file. Double-click on this file to start the installation process. A pop-up window will appear asking for your permission to install the app. Click “Install” to proceed.
Step 5: Follow the installation prompts
Follow the prompts to complete the installation process. You may be asked to provide permission for the app to make changes to your device. Click “Yes” to continue. Once the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation message.
Step 6: Disable sideloading
After the installation is complete, it is recommended to disable sideloading to prevent any potential security risks. To do this, go back to Settings > Update & Security > For developers and select the option to “Sideload apps” to turn it off.
Installing a msixbundle file in Windows 10 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following this tutorial, you can easily upgrade your operating system and prepare for the end of life for Windows 10. If you encounter any issues during the installation process, be sure to check for updates and ensure that your device meets the system requirements for Windows 10.
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