How to Fix Microsoft Store on Windows 10

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Have you tried launching the Microsoft Store but without success?

Do you want to install Windows 10 apps using the Microsoft Store but it’s broken?

The Microsoft Store (previously named Windows Store) is the new marketplace for Windows users to install free and paid modern applications, you can also find operating systems like Ubuntu but you need to enable Linux on your Windows features.

Sometimes Microsoft Store may stop working and needs to be reset or reinstalled completely.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix and repair Microsoft Store the easy way with different methods, each time you apply a method try to open the Microsoft Store to check if it’s working or not. Because you don’t need to apply all of them.

Let’s dive in!

Repair Microsoft Store on Windows 10 with 5 Methods

1. Reset Microsoft Store with WSReset.Exe

Open the Start menu and search for “wsreset“, click on “wsreset” to run the command.

A blank command window will show up…

After a couple of seconds Microsoft Store should open.

If it worked then please leave a comment… if it didn’t keep reading…

2. Reinstall Microsoft Store Using PowerShell

Open the Start menu, search for “PowerShell” and launch “Windows PowerShell” as administrator.

Paste the following command using a right-click and press Enter:

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

3. Fix Microsoft Store Using the Settings App

Open the Settings app from Start or by using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut.

Click on “Apps“.

Scroll down until you find “Microsoft Store“, the apps are ordered alphabetically.

Click on “Microsoft Store” then click on “Advanced options“.

Click on the “Reset” button”.

Confirm by clicking on “Reset” again.

The reset will take 3 seconds…

4. Adjust Time Zone to Repair Microsoft Store

Open the Settings app again using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut, click on “Time & Language“”.

Scroll down, select your Time zone and click “Sync now“, make sure you have “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” checked.

5. Fix Microsoft Store by Enabling Services

Sometimes the Microsoft Store needs to be updated for it to work, but you may have disabled Windows Update or other services.

Let’s enable these services and give your PC the time to update itself. This will need a restart.

Open the Start menu, search for “cmd” and open the Command Prompt as administrator.

Copy and paste these commands:

SC config wuauserv start=auto
SC config bits start=auto
SC config cryptsvc start=auto
SC config trustedinstaller start=auto

Now restart your PC.

Your Microsoft Store should now be working without errors.

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  • Ryan says:

    Everything went well, but when I logged into my account, my Microsoft account couldn’t get into Microsoft Store

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