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Developer Mode in Windows 11

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Developer Mode in Windows 11

When it comes to the fact that there is a "Developer Mode" in the operating system used by most users, many immediately begin to imagine that this is some kind of complex software environment that is intended only for those who have professional education in the field of OS and PC. That's just really, it's a little bit wrong... It is for this reason that today we decided to touch on this topic and tell you exactly what is needed forDeveloper mode in Windows 11 and how it is possible to activate it.

Why do I need Developer Mode in Windows 11?

In fact, everything is elementary, since in fact there are two main directions, each of which has its own immediate advantages for users:

  • Installation of UWP applications that were downloaded by users not from the Microsoft Store. This allows you not to limit yourself when using the operating system and, of course, to expand the amount of software used;
  • The ability to use additional system settings that are hidden from the average user and, as a result, do not give him freedom in terms of actions. When activating the "mode", there is much more room for action - settings, which is incredibly practical.

How do I enable Developer Mode in Windows 11 Settings?

When using this option, everything is elementary, since you and I will access the in-system settings without any additional gestures. This method is more priority for those who are just starting to study their PC or do not want to delve into specialized settings.

  • Go to the "Settings" section to do this, simultaneously click on Win +I → go to "Privacy and Protection" → go to "For developers" → in the "Developer Mode" section, you need to move the switch to the "Enabled" position opposite "Installing applications from any source, including free files" → only remains confirm activation of "Developer Mode".

How do I enable Developer Mode via the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 11?

It should be understood that this method is not suitable for all editions of operating systems, but only for Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Enterprise electric drive, since they have built-in settings that are not available in other editions of the OS.

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the "Start" menu and right-click → go to "Run" and enter the command - gpedit.MSC command → click on "log in" → go to the "Computer Configuration" section → open "Administrative templates" → now, we are interested in "Components for Windows" → go in in the "Application Package Deployment"→ pay your attention to the right panel, where there is a policy called "Allow the development of Windows Store applications and their installation from the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with" - you need to double-click on it → move the switch to the "On" position → apply the settings you have made.

How do I enable Developer Mode via the Windows 11 Home Registry Editor?

In this case, the emphasis is on the Windows 11 Home system for a reason, but because this system does not have a Developer Mode in the format in which it takes place in the "senior editions" of the systems – "Pros" and "entrepreneurship", which means that it will have to act completely differently here.

  • At the same time, click on vin+R and enter the regedit command and → click on "log in" → now, go to the following path - the section of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion equal to \AppModelUnlock, if there is no last section, it will have to be created → creating a parameter in the last section looks like this: create the DWORD32 parameter → give it the name AllowDevelopmentWithoutDevLicense → set the value to "1", if the value is already set to "0", then click on it twice and change it to "1". Also, it is worth changing the numeric value to Allow all trusted applications - we change it to "1" – this step will allow you to install unpublished applications in the Store without enabling Developer Mode.

  • Similarly to the above, you can do everything in the "Command line" or on "PowerShell", but you just need to run the software tool "as administrator", well, and then enter two commands in turn:
  • reg add "HK_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModelUnlock" /t REG_DWORD /f /v "AllowAllTrustedApps" /d "1"
  • reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModelUnlock" /t REG_DWORD/f/v "Allow development without license" /d "1"
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