How to Install a Store App package for all users

When you install a Store app package by double-clicking on the package or by running the Add-AppxPackage cmdlet in PowerShell, the package is installed for the current user only.

This article tells you how to install or provision a Store app package for all user accounts that exist on the computer and for future user accounts.Read more

Fix: Wireless Display Optional Feature Fails to Install

optional features - metered connection

Wireless Display is a feature-on-demand (FOD) package that adds the Connect application. This application allows other devices to wirelessly project to this computer and requires Miracast-capable hardware.

When you install the Wireless Display FOD package via Optional Features in Settings, it may not install successfully. Some of the common errors you may encounter are 0x80070490 and 0x800f0950.

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How to Install Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 and 11

install Windows Sandbox via OptionalFeatures.exe

This article explains how to uninstall and reinstall Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 and 11.

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.Read more

How to Completely Uninstall a Driver in Windows 11/10

uninstall driver via apps and features

Windows comes with many built-in drivers for various hardware. When you connect a device to your computer, Windows will automatically install drivers from the driver store. If a suitable driver is unavailable in the store, you can use the vendor-supplied device driver or let Windows download the device driver automatically from the Microsoft Update servers.Read more

Fix: Internet Explorer is Missing from Windows Features

internet explorer missing in optional windows features

Internet Explorer is a legacy component in Windows that can be installed or uninstalled via Windows Features (Optional Features) dialog box. On some systems, Internet Explorer may be completely missing in the Windows Features classic dialog as well as the “Manage Optional Features” modern Settings page on your Windows 10 or 11 device.

internet explorer missing in optional windows features

internet explorer missing in optional windows features

As a result, you’re unable to install Internet Explorer on your Windows 10/11 computer. Although officially retired by Microsoft, Internet Explorer is still needed by users who have installed legacy software (e.g., security camera app) that needs IE to work.

Also, when this happens, none of the following DISM commands may help restore IE:

dism /online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Browser.InternetExplorer~~~~0.0.11.0
dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

The DISM commands may throw the following error(s):

Error: 0x800f080c

Feature name Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 is unknown.
A Windows feature name was not recognized.
Use the /Get-Features option to find the name of the feature in the image and try the command again.
Error 1168

Element not found

As Internet Explorer is missing, attempting to load a web page in IE Mode in Microsoft Edge causes the following error:

Internet Explorer can't be found. You need to re-install or re-enable Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge’s IE mode requires Internet Explorer to be installed.

Let’s see how to add Internet Explorer to the Windows Features dialog and install it.

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