How to fix Microsoft store not working windows 10 issue?

Microsoft Store is a built-in app store on Windows OS is used to get any desired games and apps. Any apps that it hosts would have to go through various security checks and therefore it ensures about the apps’ legibility as well. But, the users encounter this issue are in a great inconvenience that they cannot download Windows apps.  In this guide, we will help you out in fixing Microsoft store not working windows 10 with different troubleshoots possible.

People reported problems in downloading app form Store

People incline towards Microsoft Store to download any apps. But, not everyone is able to make the full use of the store. Some people have problems in accessing to it while others find difficulties in downloading any apps from it. The plethora of error codes appear when they are performing this task, making the mater worse for them. In this regard, some common errors are:

Error Code 0x80072EFD

Error Code 0x80072EE7

Error Code 0x8000FFFF

Error Code 0x803F8001

Error Code 0x803FB005

Error Code 0x80073CF9

Error Code 0x80D02017

Error Code 0x80072F8F

These issues are undoubtedly very frustrating. However, there are plentitude of workarounds that have been known to fix this issue. We will go through all possible workarounds, but before we move, we highly recommend you once check the system if there is any system based issue if that is causing Microsoft store not working windows 10.

We recommend you do this at first because it is very simple to check for errors like BSODs, EXE errors, DLLs errors, virus infections, apps and software malfunctions and etc. There are many tools available in the market to provide you perform this action. One such tool is PC Repair Tool. You can trust professionally tested and researchers’ recommended tool to get the error fix. Here is its direct download link.

Possible methods to fix Microsoft store not working windows 10

There is no universal fix and you will have to try out each of the below mentioned workarounds until you get the solution. So, keeping this in mind, let’s started.

Fix 1: Use Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

There are few troubleshooter apps that Windows poses and one of them is specifically for Windows Store. It will search for possible underlying issue related to the store and bring the associated fix for you. Here is the right way to perform the test:

  • Press Windows + I to open Settings menu,
  • Then, select System from the left and go to the troubleshoot,
  • Click on Other Troubleshooters the then,
  • Next, click Run next to Windows Store apps and the test will begin,
  • You will get the associated fixes one done and simply click on it after this to apply it.

Fix 2: Check for system’s Time/ Language/ Region/Location

Incorrect time, language, region or location might be the reason why you encounter Microsoft store not working windows 10:

  • Bring up the Run dialog box by clicking Windows+ R and type the command below:

ms-settings:regionlanguage

  • in the Language and Region page, check the details to verify if it is correct. If not, then do that right away,
  • After that, at the extreme right of the Taskbar, verify that the Date and Time are correct and set the right time and data if not from Adjust Date and Time section appears after right-clicking on Task Manger option,
  • Just enable the Set Time Automatically and set Time Zone Automatically toggles,

  • Go to the Settings menu through Windows+ I,
  • Then, under Privacy and Security, go to the location section,
  • Finally, enable the Location service and let the apps access to the Location toggles.

Fix 3: Clear the Microsoft Store Cache

There could be a conflict with the functionality of the app because a lot of temporary data has accumulated over a course of time. Deleting these data might provide you the fix:

  • Press Windows+ R to launch Run,
  • Under it, enter this command:

wsreset.exe

  • This will clear all the cache files of the store.

Fix 4: Fix Network Connections through Registry

In this method, we will try to fix possible network issues through Windows Registry with an ultimate aim to replace the child object permission entries with the inheritable permission. This could be the reason for Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80072EFD as well:

  • Run Windows+ R to open run, type the below command and hit Enter

Regedit

  • This will launch Registry Editor. Copy and paste the below location in the address bar:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

  • Then, right-click on the Profiles folder and select Permissions,

  • Click on Advanced button the then,
  • Mark the “Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object” option the next,

  • Finally, hit Apply> Ok and restart the device.

Fix 5: Disable/ Reset Proxy Server

The problem could be because you are using a proxy server to bypass limitations and access geo-restricted contents. These proxy issues can cause Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80072EE7 as well. The best solution is to disable it or reset it to the factory default settings:

Disable Proxy Server

  • Go to the settings menu and select Network and Internet,
  • Go to the Proxy Section and turn on Use a Proxy Server option there,

Reset Proxy Server

  • On the start menu, search CMD and run it as administrator,
  • Then, type the below command and hit Enter:

netsh winhttp reset proxy

  • This will reset the Proxy Settings to their default configuration.

Fix 6: Change your DNS Address

Problems with DNS causes network issue. This could result in Microsoft Store Error Code 0x8000ffff. In this case, you should consider switch from the default DNS that your ISP has provided to the one from Google or Cloudflare:

  • On the Start menu, search for Control Panel and open it,
  • Then, go to the Network and Sharing Center,
  • Next, click on Change Adapter options,
  • Right-click on your current network and click on properties,
  • Now, scroll down to find internet portal version 4 and double click on it to open its properties,
  • Select Use the Following DNS Server Address and input the following values:

Preferred: 8.8.8.8

Alternate: 8.8.4.4

  • Finally, click Ok to save the changes.

Fix 7: Check for Disk Errors

The issue with the disk drive could be causing the problem with downloading/ installing apps from Microsoft Store. You would require considering scanning and rectifying the disk related issues in this case. You can do this with the help of Windows built-in apps- DISM and SFC.

DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a command-line tool used to fix disk-related issues. It will download and replace the corrupted files with the working ones from the Microsoft Servers. System File Checker one the other hand replaces the corrupted files from the Internet:

  • Run Command Prompt as administrator,
  • Launch DISM tool using the below commands depending on the severity of the use and free time you have:

Basic DISM Scan: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

Advanced DISM Scan: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Repair Windows Image: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • The tool will scan for the corrupted files and fix them automatically.
  • Thereafter, launch the SFC tool by using the below command:

sfc /scannow

  • Similar to DISM, SFC will carry out the task and fixes the corrupted files.

Fix 8: Re-register for Microsoft Store

Re-registering the Microsoft Store might help you in rectifying Microsoft store not working windows 10 issue. Since you can’t reach to the Store page, you have to use the alternative route-one that involves the use of commands:

  • On the Start menu, search for PowerShell and launch it as administrator,
  • Copy-paste the below command and hit Enter:

“& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}

  • That’s it; the re-registration is complete.

Fix 9: Reset Microsoft Store

Resetting the app will bring all its settings and configuration back to the default state. There could be some changes made to the settings mistakenly due to which you encounter the issue. Thus, you should perform this at once – it might be the required solution:

  • Press Windows+ I to launch Settings menu,
  • Then, go to the Apps section from the left and select Apps and Features,
  • Scroll to Microsoft Store app, click on the overflow icon and select “Advanced” options,
  • Go to the Reset section and click on Reset option,
  • Reply in the confirmation dialog box appears the next to complete the reset process.

Fix 10: Reinstall the Windows Store

If none of the methods work till now, you should consider of uninstalling and reinstalling the Store app. It is a system app and thus you won’t be able to uninstall it from the settings. You will need to take the help of commands as explained below:

  • On the Start menu, search for Powerful and run it as administrator,
  • Copy-paste the below command and hit Enter:

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

  • Wait for a few seconds to the Store app to be uninstalled and then re-installed on your PC.

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Conclusion

We round off the guide on Microsoft store not working windows 10 with that. We have provided all possible fixes for the same. Please let us know which method work in your case. Also, any queries on the comment section will always be welcomed.

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