The Reader App came with Windows 8. Although Windows 8 had a lot of imperfections, but Reader app was much appreciated. However, the app has been discontinued by Microsoft on Windows 10. If you want to get the Reader App on Windows 10, then you have to go through a lot of hassles.

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What Are The Requirements?

Check out the requirements for getting the Reader App on Windows 10.

  • Admin rights on your current system
  • The APPX file for Reader
  • VClibs

The second option that is the APPX file for the Reader app was not wasy to get. However, Reddit user greenhillmaniac has made the app available on Megashare. The application, although is safe to use, but if you want, but you can also get yourself the APPX file if you are concerned with security. The process is too long and too boring and hence we love the handy thing available. Edit user greenhillmaniac has also provided the VClibs files, but you can get them from Microsoft.
The next step is getting the Reader App on Windows 10.

Steps To Get The Reader App On Windows 10

1. First of all download the required files and put them in a folder.
2. Now search PowerShell in COrtana and open it with Administrative rights.
3. Next, install VClib. Install both the x86 and x64 files with the following command:

add-appxpackage -path

For example,

add-appxpackage -path C:\Users\Nick\Desktop\MicrosoftReader\MicrosoftReader\Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx

4. Now install the app with the following command

add-appxpackage -path

add-appxpackage -path C:\Users\Nick\Desktop\MicrosoftReader\MicrosoftReader\Microsoft.Reader_6.4.9926.18907_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle


Important download links:



APPX file on Megashare


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


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