Install on Win11 blocked by Microsoft Apps

try to install LibreOffice on Win11, error message not approved Microsoft App. Is there a way to get around this? it is trying to force me to use Excell,

Possibly you have Windows 11S, for details see Windows 10 and Windows 11 in S mode FAQ - Microsoft Support

There is LibreOffice available in Microsoft store but I think there is a cost.

If you don’t have 11S then maybe you are blocked from downloading programs. In start menu - settings - Apps - choose where to download apps from change the setting to Anywhere.

Also look at this page, General Installation Issues (Windows) - The Document Foundation Wiki

Cheers, Al

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On a personal computer it is your decision.
If your Windows is in S-mode, you are restricted to use apps from the MS-appstore. There is a version of LibreOffice available, but at a price, as registering software there is not free. Or you can decide to leave S-mode.
MS will always warn when you use other software or try to execute downloaded files. Some of this is protecting their own turf, some is an actual question of safety. The decision is yours.
While LibreOffice is no problem YOU have to check where you download your software. The Internet is no safe place, so be always careful…

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Thanks a lot! Getting rid of the S in windows 11 took care of it.
Much obliged.

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