I have a weird problem with my Windows 10 Pro setup. I want to install Ubuntu bash from the Microsoft store but whenever I click on get/install in the store nothing happens. Working message briefly appears and the store windows kind of reloads and the button goes back to get/install. Any ideas? I tried resetting the store cache and enabling Linux Subsystem through power shell all without luck. Same thing happens when I tried installing anything from MS store. My system has all up to date updates and it's pretty much brand new as I have only just unboxed this laptop.

Update: build number 1803.


I was having the same issue. I uninstalled WSL, rebooted, reinstalled WSL, rebooted. Then I opened the Windows Store, logged out, logged back in, and was able to install.

  • I was able to resolve this same issue in a similar way - by rebooting my PC, then signing out of the Windows Store app, then signing back in. – Matthew King May 9 '18 at 10:14

What I did to resolve this issue was simply logging out of and then back into the Windows Store App. I'm running Windows 10 x64 build 1803.

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    That's probably also a valid solution for most. Can't verify it now mu issue has been resolved but it makes sense. It's clearly some post update store issue. – EmojiJesus May 10 '18 at 5:33
  • TL;TR: This should be marked as answer to this question. I can confirm simply logging out and back in to Microsoft Store solves the problem. I have verified this procedure on two computers with Windows 10 x64 1803. No need to reinstall WSL. – mloskot May 11 '18 at 11:06
  • This should be the first thing to try, before reinstalling or restoring anything! – sdive May 11 '18 at 14:48
  • @mloskot - We have a case of duplicate answers being submitted a short amount of time between one another. The author of the question is the sole person who decides which answer should be accepted. – Ramhound May 15 '18 at 12:42
  • @Ramhound Understood. I just made a suggestion. – mloskot May 16 '18 at 13:47

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