App Installer Tab

App Installer allows installation of Windows 10 apps by double clicking the app package. In this page you can configure the App Installer settings

AppInstaller

An AppInstaller is an XML file that contains information about an APPX/MSIX package. It is used by Windows to check for updates to the package and to install them automatically.

URL

The URL path of the AppInstaller file. Only https and file:// protocols are supported.

Frequency check

Select how often will Windows check if your application has pending updates.

Show prompt

Informs the user about the update through a prompt.

Available in Windows 10, version 1903 and later.

Updates block activation

Available only if Show Prompt is checked. Stops the user from launching the application until the update has been installed.

Enabling this option will give the user the option to decide if he wants to install the update or to close the app.

Leaving this option disabled will give the user the option to decide if he wants to install the update or start the app without updating. In this case, the update will be later applied silently.

Available in Windows 10, version 1903 and later.

Automatic background task

With this option enabled, periodic checks for updates are made in the background even if the application was not launched. The check for updates interval is 8 hours.

Available in Windows 10, version 1803 and later.

Force update from any version

Enables updating from a higher version to a lower version. Without this option, the app can only be updated to a higher version.

Available in Windows 10, version 1809 and later.