ExploreStars for Windows
I wonder where I can obtain the ExploreStars software for windows without using the Microsoft Store. I don't have (and don't want) a Microsoft account and thus, have no access to the Microsoft Store. Is there a download link to the ExploreStars software for windows?
Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
Unfortunately the Windows ExploreStars was developed under Windows 8 as a Metro app which can only be distributed as an APP. It is not the same as a standard PC program application. There is no other way to install it. You could just create a temporary email account with perhaps and then use that to create your Microsoft account and then you could delete it after you install it on your device.
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OK. Thank you.
This is unfortunate. I will look into alternative ASCOM software.
Is there any specific one that you can recommend?