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I'm running Windows 8 Pro (x64) on my home desktop. Everything is working well (very very differently, but well) except for the Store application. Several days ago, I got an update notification that listed 8 application updates. I hit the link to install the updates, but only six of them installed.

Now I have Updates(2) showing in the store's notification area, and whenever I try to look for the updates the Store goes into "searching" mode (the circles/dots animation) and never finishes the search. Is there any way that I can reset the Store app? I have tried re-downloading it with no success.

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Maybe the servers are under heavy load? Try over the next few days and see if it sorts itself out. – Karan Oct 26 '12 at 22:39
Does the Event Log report anything? What's using a lot of CPU in the task manager? – Tom Wijsman Oct 26 '12 at 22:43
It's been happening for several days now, so I don't think it's load related. – Roger Oct 27 '12 at 2:22
Nothing odd in the event log, and CPU usage is under 5% (on an 8 core machine). Rebooting does not help. – Roger Oct 27 '12 at 2:25
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I eventually did a System Restore and the problem is gone. I'm not sure what caused it - I assume that I installed some other software that interfered with the Store's ability to communicate. The only thing that comes to mind is a Diablo III update, but I'm not sure whether that could have caused the problem. At any rate it's working now.

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