10 Proven Ways to Fix Windows 10 Store Problems by yourself

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Windows Store is an app developed and distributed by Microsoft itself to provide you various apps, games, and digital media to download. You can download, install and purchase apps from one place in Windows OS. It is the same as Play Store in android. Sometimes, you will start difficulties using the Windows Store and will get several types of problems. In this article, I will describe all the possible ways by which you can easily remove all those problems from Windows Store. Windows Store and Microsoft Store is the same thing so, don’t get confused by its name.

Some of the common problems are as follows:

  1. Windows Store/Microsoft Store Not Working?
  2. Install button is not working on Microsoft Store?
  3. Get button is not working in Microsoft Store?
  4. Microsoft apps that hang or crash?
  5. You can’t I download anything from the Windows Store?
  6. Windows Store isn’t available right now?
  7. Microsoft Store error code 0x80072ee7?
How do I fix all the common problems in Windows 10 Store or Microsoft Store?

There are several ways to fix or repair Windows Store problems and I am going to explain all those repairing techniques steps by step. If you are a newbie and don’t know much about your PC or If you are a professional who doesn’t have much time to find and fix problems manually then you can go with Method 1. It is an automatic fixing method that finds and fixes bugs automatically and optimizes your PC for better speed, performance, and security.

Method 1: Fix Windows Store Problems using Advanced System Repair Tool

The Advanced System Repair tool is specially designed to finds and fixes bugs in Windows 10/8/7 machine. If you are having problems with Microsoft Store then download and install this tool and let this tool fix the problem on your behalf.

Method 2: Date & Time is not correct

Yup! You heard right. Date & Time is the most important thing that affects the working of Windows machine. If the Date & Time is incorrect or you have chosen the wrong IST then most of the Windows apps will stop working properly and will give you the wrong output. You must check the following settings in your OS and correct them if it’s misconfigured.

Step 1: Open Date & Time by clicking on the Time in notification area. Then click on Date & Time Settings.

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Step 2: Do match the following settings with your machine and then click on the Sync now button to correct your Date & Time settings.

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Method 3: Clear Cache and Reset Windows Store

Clearing Windows Store Cache and Resetting Windows Store might be a good option to fix all the store-related problems in one go. Here’s the guide to perform this method easily.

Reset Windows Store:

Step 1: Go to Settings > Apps > Microsoft Store and click on Advanced Option.

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Step 2: Scroll down and click on Reset button in the Reset section.

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Reset and Clear Windows Store Cache by Command Prompt

If you are unable to launch Windows Store / Microsoft Store then this section will help you a lot. You can reset and clear Microsoft Cache without finding the apps.

Step 1: Open an administrative command prompt and type the following command to perform an action on the Windows store.

WSReset.exe

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Step 2: Wait until it completes the process. Upon completion of process, it will automatically launch Windows Store.

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Method 4: Run Windows Store Troubleshooter

Windows Store Troubleshooter helps you to finds and fixes store-related problem automatically. You just need to launch and start the Troubleshooter and it will automatically repair the store for you.

Step 1: Click on the Start menu and search for Troubleshoot. Open Troubleshoot Settings.

Open Windows Store Troubleshooter

Step 2: Click on Additional Troubleshooters.

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Step 3: Scroll down and finds Windows Store Apps. Select Windows Store Apps and click on Run the Troubleshooter.

Additional Troubleshoot

Step 4: It will start diagnostic your PC for Windows Store error and fix them automatically.

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Method 5: Disable or Remove Power ISO Virtual Drive Manager

Power ISO is a powerful CD/DVD burner software that allows you to write data on the CD/DVD easily. It has been reported by the various users that the Power ISO driver conflicts with the Windows Store. So, If you don’t use PowerISO frequently then remove it or use some other alternative software to bun DVD.
PowerISO

Method 6: Reinstall and Re-Register All Windows Apps for All Accounts in Windows Store

This method is proven and works like a charm. By using this method, you will reinstall and re-register all the windows apps with one go.

Step 1: Close Microsoft Store and all the apps.
Step 2: Open Windows PowerShell(Admin). Right click on Start menu and select Windows PowerShell(Admin)

Windows Power Shell Admin

Step 3: Copy-Paste and run the following command in the PowerShell.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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Step 4: You will see that there are two outputs are there in PowerShell. One is in green color and running and another one is in red color. The red color indicates that some apps are in use so that they cannot be re-registered.

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Method 7: Try Clean Boot

When you start Windows OS in clean boot mode, it only loads the essential driver that is necessary to run Windows OS and skip the other third-party drivers. So, if there is any conflict between any third-party apps and Microsoft Store then it will get easily solved in clean boot mode.

You can start Windows in Clean boot mode as follows:

https://www.how2fixerror.com/clean-boot-startup-windows-7-8-10-step-step/

Method 8: Run System File Checker Tool

Most of the time due to updating windows and installing or uninstalling several drivers may delete or replace some of the important system files. Due to this reason, some files get inaccessible by the Microsoft Store and it starts creating problems. Thankfully, there are inbuilt tools are there that can repair Windows Files easily.

Step 1: Open Administrative Command Prompt.

CMD-Command

Step 2: Paste the following text in the command prompt and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

sfc scannow

Step 3: Let the process finish and it will scan and repair all the system files.

Method 9: Run DISM command

If there is a problem with Windows Image file then all the components which belong to Windows 10 will start creating the problem. It is better to run the DISM command to repair Windows 10 Images so that you won’t get the problem in Windows 10 Store.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

CMD-Command

Step 2: Now run the following command one by one.
Check Health:

This command checks whether any corruption in the Windows file or not.

Command:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
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Scan Health:

This command scans Windows Image file to detect problem.

Command:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
dism_scanhealth

Restore Health:

This command restores the Windows Image file if any corruption found. Don’t worry your data will not be lost.

Command:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
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Method 10: Re-Install Windows Store

If none of the methods is working for you and you are still facing problems in Microsoft Store then the last fixing option is left is to Uninstall Microsoft Store and Install it again. By re-installing, this app may fix all your problems.

Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell(Admin). Right-click on Start Menu and click on Windows PowerShell(Admin).

Windows Power Shell Admin

Step 2: Paste the following command and hit Enter to execute. It will remove Microsoft Store from your PC.

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Step 3: To re-install this application, run the following command in the Windows Powershell(Admin).

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Summary:

In this article, I described 10 Proven Methods to fix Windows Store or Microsoft Store problems. Whether your Microsoft Store is not working or you are getting some sort of error message, don’t worry. This article consists of complete information with suitable screenshots, that will allow you to easily repair the store.