Allow Installation of Apps from Unknown Sources in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

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    The first thing that we need to do is open the "Registry Editor"
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    Right-click on the lower-left corner of the screen and click "Run".
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    Once in "Run", we need to type in "regedit" (which is for the registry editor) and hit "Enter" on the keyboard
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    When it opens, we need to double click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" to expand it
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    Then double click "SOFTWARE" to expand it
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    Then, double click "Policies"
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    Double click "Microsoft"
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    Double click "Windows"
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    Here, we need to create a new key.
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    To do this, we need to right-click the "Windows" folder, hover over "New", then click "Key"
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    Name the key "Appx" and hit "Enter"
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    Right-click on "Appx", hover over "New" and click "String Value"
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    The name of the string value should be "allowalltrustedapps" and hit "Enter"
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    Double-click the string value that we just created
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    Set the "Value data" to "1" and click "OK"
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    Once this is done, we should restart the computer.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to allow installation of apps from unknown sources on a Windows 8 computer
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Questions and Answers

When I'm writing regedit and clicking enter then the other dialog box is not opening?

In step 2 there is a dialog box opening but when I am typing regedit and clicking enter it is coming and going. As you are clicking enter by typing regedit a box appears and you are first clicking at the key or something but when I'm typing regedit and then clicking enter the other box is not opening

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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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