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How to activate XPS Viewer in Windows 10

Hey, what’s up! When working with Windows 10 we probably use a lot of files. Indeed, these files have many extensions. For this reason, it is necessary to use special applications to manage them. One of these files is the XPS documents. Specifically, these are files that are stored in the XML Paper Specification format developed by Microsoft. In addition, they are based on XML making them easier to access and read. However, Windows 10 does not open these files by default. Consequently, it is necessary to enable a specific viewer. Well, in this post we will see how to activate the XPS viewer in Windows 10.

Enabling the XPS display in Windows 10. Step by step.

Step 1.

The first thing you have to do is enter the Windows Settings. With this in mind, please press the Win+I combination. Then click on Apps.

Please click on Apps.
Please click on Apps.

Step 2

Now click on Optional Features.

Step 3

The list of optional features will be displayed immediately. Please click on Add a Feature.

Step 4

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A window will then be displayed with the list of options available for addition. First, type XPS in the search bar. Then, select the XPS viewer and finally click on Install.

Enabling the installation of the XPS viewer

Step 5

As you can see, the system will start the installation of the XPS viewer.

Once the process is finished, we will see the XPS viewer successfully installed

After rebooting the system, simply type XPS in the search bar to launch the viewer.


In this simple way, we have seen how to activate the XPS viewer in Windows 10. It is very useful since it is the most expeditious way to open documents with this format. In addition, it is not necessary to resort to third party programs. For today, we have reached the end of the road. But before I go, I invite you to check our post about the last Windows 10 error that prevents from connecting to the internet. See you soon!

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