Microsoft Store allows users to install applications and games on up to 10 devices at a time. If we try to exceed this limit, Microsoft blocks the installation of any other application on the device. In this case, you will need to revoke the Microsoft Store license for one of your devices. This article shows you how to cancel to revoke Microsoft Store Application Licenses on a device.
First, let's see why the licensing model is required? Licenses are thought to allow customers to control their applications and keep them connected to these applications on the multiple computers they use over time. In addition, it provides developers with built-in protection against occasional hacking, allowing them to confidently build a business around developing applications for Windows 10 PCs.
This draws our attention to a question: why does the store ask you to log in even to acquire free apps? The store's Licensing Service registers a license on your Microsoft account for each application you acquire. This is how it memorizes the applications you have acquired. It then uses this information to facilitate quick reacquisition of these applications on another PC. It also saves a copy of this license on your PC. Windows will know that you have rights to use the application on this PC, to receive updates for this application and to write reviews about it.
Revoke the license of the Microsoft Store application
To cancel the license for Microsoft Store applications on a Windows 10 device, follow these steps. You can then use the unused license on a new device.
- Sign in to your Microsoft account
- Go to Devices> Manage your download devices.
- Select the device and click Remove
- Confirm the prompt to remove the device.
Let us look at the steps involved in more details.
Go to account.microsoft.com and enter your email ID and password.
Once logged into your Microsoft account, open the Devices page.
1) Access Manage your download devices page via a Microsoft account
Under your account page, follow the link to Peripherals> Manage Your Download Devices.
2) Remove license from Microsoft Store application
On this page, you can find the list of your currently registered devices for Microsoft Store application installations. The section also shows the date of last use of each and the device boundary.
Click & #39;Remove'Option adjacent to the device you want to delete under'Applications and games"
Confirm the prompt to remove the device.
That's all! You will now have a Microsoft Store app license revoked on a device.