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Fix Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 in Windows 10

Microsoft Store app is the official marketplace to Download And install Windows 10 Apps. But some Windows users report the Microsoft store not working, app download stuck or Something went wrong error code 0x803F8001. Few other users report, while installing updates for Apps in the Microsoft Store suddenly receive the error “Try that again, Something went wrong, The error code is 0x803F8001, Generally, Wrong time, data and region settings in windows cause an error  0x803F8001 while downloading or updating any app or games from Microsoft store. Also Proxy, network instability or any system file corruption can cause the same problem on Windows 10 Store.

Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001

When you struggle with This Error 0x803F8001, You cannot install any apps from the Microsoft Store. You cannot Update some of the apps. Also Installed apps appear when you click on them and crash after five seconds. Here apply bellow solutions to Fix Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 on Windows 10 computer.

Start with Basic Troubleshooting check your internet connection is properly working. A stable internet connection is necessary to install or update anything that requires communication with remote servers. So, You should make sure your connection has no issue. You can check how to Fix unidentified network no internet access on Windows 10

Correct Time, Date, Region and Language Settings

As discussed before Incorrect time, date, time zone and region settings are responsible for creating various problems. Especially, It creates many problems when your windows try to communicate with any remote server through the internet/network. As you are trying to download or update Microsoft store apps or games, it is possible that the store shows you error code 0x803F8001 for incorrect time and date settings. So, You should check and correct these settings. To do this follow below.

Click on the Windows 10 start menu and select settings or You can press Win + I to open settings in Windows 10. Next Now, Go to Time & Language. Then, Correct time, date, region and language settings by using relevant options. or you can turn the toggle key Set time automatically, Set time zone automatically.

Also on Region & Language Select United States as region and Make sure that English (US) is your default language.

I hope this will fix error 0x803F8001 and Windows allow to download and update store apps if still need help fallow next solution.

Sign out and Sign in:

Also, some users report (on Microsoft forum, Reddit ) that Sign out from Microsoft store, perform a system reboot and sign in again to Microsoft store will fix error 0x803F8001 for them. And able to download, install apps without any error.

To do this Simply, Open Microsoft Store, Next Click on your profile icon at the top and then click on your name and email ID and Click on Sign Out. Now Simply Restart Windows and Sign in again to Microsoft store by click on the profile icon with your Microsoft username and password. Now check the problem is solved if not follow next solution.

Allow the apps to use your location

Some applications require your location access to function properly. So, If you have turned off location ( for any reason ) in Windows 10, you should turn it on in order to avoid some common issues.

To Check or Turn on and allow apps to use your Location fallow below

Click on Start menu ->  Settings > Privacy > Location. Then, Make sure the location service is turned on. Also, Turn on the Location for This device turn on.

You also should scroll down to see the apps which have access to your location. If you see that the problematic app doesn’t have it, just give it permission to access your location. After doing it, Try to update/install your desired app hope this time you didn’t face any Error.

Reset Microsoft Store Cache

This is the most common solution for any Microsoft Store related problems. If you have never cleaned Microsoft Store cache, that may be the core of the problem. So, You may expect reset Microsoft Store cache will fix error 0x803F8001. However, To reset the Microsoft Store, follow these steps:

First, Open the command prompt as administrator. To do this You can click on start menu search and type cmd to find command prompt, Right-click on it and select run as administrator. Now, Type command wsreset and press Enter key to execute the command.

Wait for a few seconds. It will clear all caches of the store and also fix your problem. Microsoft Store windows open in tandem, it means that the cache has been removed. Now you simply restart your windows PC, navigate to Microsoft Store, and try to download/update a preferred app.

Check Windows Updates

Also Make Sure you have installed the latest Windows updates. Because with day to day Windows, update and security patch Microsoft fix different bugs on Windows computers. With Windows 10 Windows installs updates automatically, but suggest to check the available update manually.

you can do this from Settings ->  Updates & Security -> Windows Updates and click Check for Updates option. Windows will check for the latest available updates If the system detects available updates, select Update now this will download and install for you so be patient and wait for it to complete. After that restart your PC and open Microsoft Store download apps.

Store App Troubleshooter

Windows having an inbuilt Store app troubleshooting Tool, Which specially Designed to check and fix different Microsoft Store errors. We suggest to run this Tool and let Windows to fix error code 0x803F8001 itself.

First Download the Store app troubleshooter from give link and open it. This will open the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard, which should be selected by default. Click on Advanced and tick mark on Apply repairs automatically. Then follow the wizard through, clicking Next to progress through the stages.

If problems are detected then the troubleshooter will try to resolve these. After that restart windows and check Microsoft Store working perfectly, apps update and install without any error.

Re-register Microsoft Store

If all the above methods fail to fix Something that went wrong Error 0x803F8001 then Re-register the Microsoft Store option is the most working solution. To This open power shell as administrator, Type command bellow and hit enter key to execute the command.

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

Once the command is executed, close the Command Prompt, restart Windows and try updating/downloading your apps again.

Disable Proxy Server

If after Re-register or reset the Microsoft Store still getting 0x803F8001 Error while install and update apps on the windows 10 store Then you must check for proxy for connection blocking or proxy block app to download and install. For This just for checking purposes disable the proxy by following the steps below.

  • Press Windows and R simultaneously on your keyboard.
  • In the Run window type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter or click OK.
  • Now Navigate to the Connections tab, and click on LAN settings near the bottom.
  • Find Proxy server, and make sure that Use a proxy server for your LAN is unchecked.

proxy settings

Also, make sure Automatically Detect Settings is checked. Then Press OK twice to close the windows and save the settings. This should solve your issue, Now open Microsoft Store and download and update apps

Repair Corrupted System Files

Corrupted system file cause different Windows errors, and may Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 error is one of them. We strongly Recommend to Run The Windows SFC utility which helps to scan and fix corrupted system files. If Due To any corruption file on the Microsoft Store causes this issue, the System File checker will help to fix this.

To Run SFC utility first, open the command prompt as administrator, Then type the command below and hit the enter key to execute the command.

sfc /scannow

Run system file checker

This will start the scanning process, scan and check for corrupted system files if found anything it will restore from  %WinDir% \system32\dllcache folder. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process. Then after restart Windows and check with Microsoft Store apps download, Install, and update without any error.

These are some best working solutions to fix Different Windows 10 Store Errors, Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001, Microsoft Store error 0x80072ee7 permanently. Still Have any queries or suggestions Feel Free to comment below.

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