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Solved Microsoft Store Not Working on Windows 10/11

Is Microsoft Store not working after the recent Windows update? You are not alone several users complained Microsoft store not opening, even they’re unable to load the store. Some others are unable to download or update apps from the Microsoft Store.

  • Downloads stuck at “working” (error  0x80248014)
  • No Install button in Windows Store apps
  • Downloads not getting started (error 0x800704C6 or 0x80072EE2)
  • Windows Store not opening or crashing on launch

There are various reasons such as corrupted sore cache, incorrect network or proxy configuration and more cause this problem. Well If you are also having problems running the Microsoft store here we prepared a couple of solutions that may be helpful.

Microsoft store not opening

If you are having a problem while downloading or updating store apps then the first thing we recommend to:

  1. Check and make sure you have a working internet connection.
  2. Temporarily disable antivirus and disconnect from VPN (If configured)
  3. Sign out from the Microsoft store, and restart your PC. Now sign in again and check if the problem is solved.
  4. Press Windows + R, type wsreset, and ok, this will reset the Microsoft Store and start the app normally.
  5. Again Microsoft Store might not open if your computer’s date and time are inaccurate. This is because the Store checks to see if the time it tracks is in sync with your computer’s. So check and make sure your system date, time, and region settings are correct.

Install the latest Windows Updates

Microsoft regularly releases cumulative updates with various bug fixes. We recommend installing the latest Windows updates that make your PC error-free.

  • Press the Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app,
  • Click on Update & Security then Windows update
  • Hit the check For Updates button to allow download latest updates from the Microsoft server (if available)
  • Once downloaded and installed restart your PC to apply them,
  • Now check if the Microsoft store problem is solved.

Check for windows update

Change User Account Control Settings

If you encounter the 0x8000ffff error code while opening the Microsoft Store, you can fix this by modifying the User Account Control settings.

  • Open Control panel
  • Click on User Accounts then Change User Account Control settings
  • Here Slide the slider to the Recommended position Click OK.

Change User Account Control Settings

Run Windows Store App Troubleshooting Tool

Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter that detects any problems that might be preventing Microsoft Store apps from working correctly. And if possible, the troubleshooter automatically fixes these without you doing a thing. Let’s run the troubleshooter and let Windows 10 fix the problem itself.

  • Press the keyboard shortcut Windows + I to open the Settings app,
  • Click Update & security then Troubleshooting
  • On the right-hand side, select Windows Store Apps and click on run the Troubleshooter,
  • Let the troubleshooter detect and fix the problems
  • Once the troubleshooting process completes Restart your PC.

Windows store apps troubleshooter

Disable Proxy Server

If you have a proxy Server (Or VPN connection) Enabled, We Recommend disable it Because your PC’s IP address doesn’t correspond with the details on your Windows account.

  • Open control panel
  • Search for and select Internet Options,
  • Go to the Connections tab, and click on LAN Settings
  • Here Uncheck Use Proxy Server for your LAN
  • Make sure the Automatically detect setting option is checkmarked.

proxy settings

Reset Microsoft Store

Still having an issue with the Microsoft store, let’s reset the store app to its default, which clears app cache data and essentially makes like new and fresh.

Note: WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is the Advanced option this will clear all your preferences, login details, settings, and so on.

  • To do this, right-click the Start button select Apps and Features,
  • Scroll down to “Microsoft Store’ in your list of Apps & features.
  • Click it, then click ‘Advanced options,’
  • Here is the new window you will Get the  Reset Option.

Reset Microsoft store

When you click Reset. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click ‘Reset’ again, and you’re done. Now After That Restart Windows to Get a Fresh Start And Open the Windows Store Check if Store App is Working Without Any issues And install Apps Without any error messages.

Tweak Windows Registry for Connection Errors

If you’re getting a connection error like “Microsoft Store error 0x80072F30 Check your connection” while open Microsoft Store or updating an app this may be fixed with a simple registry tweak.

  • Press Windows + R, type Regedit, and click on ok,
  • This will open the Windows registry editor,
  • First Backup Registry database then navigates the following path:


  • Here Right-click on Profiles, select Permissions, then click on Advanced.
  • Checkmark on Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and click OK.
  • Then Under permission for profiles click Apply then click ok.
  • Now restart your system to make the changes effective.
  • Now open the Microsoft Store app and check if there are no more problems with the app.

connection error Microsoft store

Re-register Microsoft Store App

Here another effective solution probably fixes the Microsoft store problem on Windows 10. open Powershell as an administrator, and perform the command below.

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


Once the command is executed restart your PC to take effect the changes. Now open the Microsoft Store app and check if there are no more problems with the app.

Also, Run the System File Checker tool that helps with Repair corrupted System Files. If any system file corruption causes Windows apps not to perform properly, running the SFC utility helps with the fix.

Did these solutions help to fix Microsoft store problems on Windows 10? Let us know in the comments below.

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