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Fix Microsoft Store and App Issues in Windows 10 – Do you have a problem that the Microsoft Store or its applications cannot be downloaded? Please follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.
Fix Microsoft Store and App Issues in Windows 10
The Microsoft Store (formerly known as the Windows Store) is the official marketplace for Microsoft downloading applications. Certain Windows applications are only available on it. This will be even more frustrating when the official store of Windows stops working or cannot be opened quickly.
We have put together steps to help repair the Microsoft Store. Whether running a troubleshooter to automatically detect and fix problems or clear the cache, one of the useful tips below can accomplish this task.
Keep reading for the final Microsoft Store troubleshooting and repair guide.
Troubleshooting using the Windows Store
Microsoft has a troubleshooter that can scan your system and detect any issues that may prevent Microsoft Store applications from functioning properly. Then, if possible, it will fix these issues automatically without you having to do anything.
The troubleshooter can be accessed by pressing the Windows key + I to open “Settings”. Go to Update and Security> Troubleshooting. Find the Windows Store application in the list, click it, and then click Run the troubleshooter.
A window will open and it will start detecting the problem. It should not exceed a few minutes.
If problems are detected, the troubleshooter will try to solve them. In addition, it may give you some steps for you to do it yourself. You can also click “Next” to view multiple solutions.
The troubleshooter may not solve the problem, or it may not even find any problems at all, but it is still worth trying.
Check your computer time
This may sound strange, but if your computer’s date and time are incorrect, the Microsoft Store may not open. This is because the store will check whether the time it tracks is synchronized with your computer.
Press Windows key + I to open “Settings”. Click Time and Language. Make sure your time zone is correct. Then set the time automatically to off, wait for the time to process, and then slide it back to on.
Reset Microsoft Store
You can reset the Windows application to clear its stored data and set it to default. Although this will clear your settings, you will not lose any purchased or installed apps.
Press the Windows key + I to open Settings and click Apps. Scroll the list and click Microsoft Store. Then click Advanced options > Reset. It will show a warning that the app’s data will be deleted, so click Reset again.
Clear storage cache
Clearing the cache in the app store can help solve problems installing or updating apps. In fact, clearing the cache can solve many Windows problems. Its operation is very simple, it only takes half a minute.
Press Windows Key + R to open Run, then input wsreset.exe and click OK. A blank Command Prompt window will open, but rest assured that it’s clearing the cache. After about ten seconds the window will close and the Store will open automatically.
Reset Windows update components
If you have trouble updating the store or the application itself, try resetting the Windows Update components. Conveniently, there is an automatic repair tool.
Download the ZIP file and extract it. Right-click the file ResetWUEng.cmd and click Run as administrator.
Press Y then Enter to confirm you want to continue. Then press 2 to select Resets the Windows Update Components and then Enter to confirm. Wait for the process to complete.
Edit connection errors in the registry
If you encounter a connection error when starting the store, downloading an application, or updating an application, it is time to enter the registry. Please make sure you follow these instructions strictly because incorrect edits in the registry can cause more problems.
First, press Windows Key + R to open Run. Input regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor will open. Using the folders on the left, navigate into the following folder path:
Right-click on Profiles, select Permissions, then click Advanced. Tick Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and click OK. Now restart your system and hopefully, your problem will be resolved.
Check your proxy settings
Using irregular network settings may cause Microsoft Store problems. First, disable any VPN you have installed —check the program’s support documentation for instructions on how to do it. Or, uninstall it completely by pressing the Windows key + I to open “Settings“. Click the apps, select VPN from the list, and click Uninstall.
Next, check your proxy settings. Press Windows key + I and to Network & Internet > Proxy. Beneath Manual proxy setup, ensure that Use a proxy server is set to Off.
Re-register the Microsoft Store
The Store application cannot be uninstalled easily, so the closest method we can get is to re-register it on your system. First, perform a system search on PowerShell, then right-click on the relevant result and select Run as administrator. In short, PowerShell is a scripting environment that can be used to automate tasks.
If you’re using Windows 10, input the following and then press Enter:
If you’re using Windows 8, input this command instead:
You can now close PowerShell and open the Store app, where hopefully your problem will have been resolved.
Hope to help you!
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