This video will show you how to diagnose and fix Microsoft Store on Windows 10. It includes the following:

  1. Microsoft Store Repair
  2. Microsoft Services

The Microsoft Store is part of Microsoft’s digital distribution platforms. It began as an app store for Windows 8, with the main primary focus of distributing universal Windows platform applications. Apps that are to be distributed on Microsoft Store, must be curated for compatibility and have certified content before the developer can publish the package.

Windows 10 got released with an updated version of Microsoft Store that merged with Microsoft’s other distribution platforms including Xbox Music & Video, Windows Phone Store, Marketplace, and Windows Live. The rebranding of Microsoft Store introduced cross-platform support, synchronized apps, and a new icon in September 2017.

Today, Microsoft Store is the most used means of distributing Windows apps to Windows users. Sideloading apps is and always has been supported, although it has to be configured in Windows Settings.


How to fix Microsoft Store in Windows 10

Microsoft’s app store is an important component of Windows 10, but some users have reported issues with it. Some of these problems include the following:

  • Microsoft Store does not start
  • The Microsoft Store cache might be damaged
  • Unable to access the Microsoft Store (Won’t display apps).
  • Microsoft Store will not install applications.

The Microsoft Store is definitely not bug-free yet, and having issues with the software is a common occurrence in Windows 10. It’s best to make sure that you have all the latest updates installed before trying the following steps to fix Microsoft Store:

  1. Reset Microsoft Store – Open Run, type “wsreset.exe” and hit enter. This command resets and restores your Microsoft Store to factory defaults.
  2. Ensure that your Windows PC’s region settings are configured correctly. Set date & time to update automatically, and if all else fails – set the region and language settings to either the country you reside in or the United States.
  3. Disable any VPN or proxy services you may be using to ensure a solid connection to the Microsoft Store.
  4. Reinstall Microsoft Store – Search “Powershell” and open it, then paste the following command, “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}” into the PowerShell window to reinstall.
  5. Clear any files from LocalCache – Navigate to your local AppData folder > PackagesMicrosoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbweLocalCache > and delete any files and folders you see in the LocalCache folder.
  6. Enable UAC (User Account Control) – Try changing it to the 2nd option from above and see if it can fix Microsoft Store.