Questions tagged [windows-store]

Windows Store is Microsoft's Digital Distribution platform used in Windows since version 8.

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Windows update doesn't work via double NAT for some computers

Here is an issue that tortured me for some loooong time and I still can't wrap my head around it: I've had huge issues updating Windows 11 on a brand new laptop of mine. It drove me crazy and I even ...
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Microsoft Store not opening; can't reinstall [0x80073CF6, 0x80073CFC]

Using Windows 10 Home, 64bit, version 21H1 (now updated to 21H2; same issue), OS build: 19043.1706. I have tried many things but none of them work Microsoft Store doesn't even appear in Settings>...
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Windows 10 user is acting up

My Windows (not necessarily Microsoft) account has been malfunctioning lately. It takes some seconds for the internet to activate, and various Microsoft-related apps (such as the Microsoft Store and ...
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Microsoft Store not working after sideloading

I sideloaded some apps and Microsoft Store stopped working. Every page I open it gives below error: Page not loaded try again later. When I refresh the page it crashes Microsoft Store and closes it. ...
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Windows 10/11 cannot install feature updates, optional features or store apps: permission error 0x80070005

Since last November a permission-denied problem with 0x80070005 has been plaguing my PC. The problem occurs when: Installing/updating an app in Microsoft Store. If I search for an app that failed to ...
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running an Windows Store Apps from command line with arguments

I have learned how I can run Windows Store apps from command line via: shell:AppsFolder!App # For example: shell:Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App How can I pass command line arguments to ...
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Can I remove preinstalled Local Experience Packs?

I just got a new laptop, and in the MS Store, I keep getting updates for about 20 Local Experience Packs, for languages I'll never use. I found some references that suggest using the Language tab in ...
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How to sideload language packs MSIX inside MSIXbundle?

I'm using Windows Subsystem for Android on my Windows 11 22000.318 PC. In order to root and use Google apps inside WSA, I had to sideload the app by directly extracting the saPackage_1.8.32822....
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How to launch the WSL Ubuntu "Console" from the command line

I'm struggling to launch the WSL "Ubuntu 20.04" Store App (or any Store App, really) from the command-line (e.g. PowerShell or CMD). When I run Ubuntu 20.04 from the Start Menu, it launches ...
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Do pre-loaded Windows apps get updated automatically without signing into the Windows store?

We are in an enterprise environment and have enabled the private store via GPO. If you open the app store it will not open/load until you sign into your work account else you get an error. Will ...
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How to get ubuntu 18.04 from windows store if ubuntu and ubuntu 20.04 already installed

I am having a windows store issue. I already have gotten "ubuntu" and "ubuntu 20.4" from it (the windows store) but I would now like to install "ubuntu 18.04" as a 2nd ...
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Windows 8 upgrade from Store

According to Microsoft - the Windows 8 Store was closed on 01.06.2019 and no APP UPDATES could be installed after this date. Does this mean that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was deleted from the store at ...
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Windows 8.1 no apps are installed to open this type of link (steam)

Trying to install the game PES 2020 in my laptop. After clicking PES2020.exe which is the installation file (or maybe the game run file itself), I get the message I tried everything on the internet. ...
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How can I enable the Ubuntu windows store app for all users on my computer?

So I have two user accounts on my computer, one that's personal and one that's for work. I’ve noticed that after installing Ubuntu from the Windows store on my work account, I can’t access Ubuntu from ...
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How can I restore lost windows store application dll?

I lost windows store application dll by accidentally deleting the it and now I am unable to open the windows store or the emoji panel. I tried to restore the dlls using sfc.exe /scannow and it didn't ...
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windows game bar unable to record

so my perfectly fine windows game bar was recording my game and suddenly just stops. . . all it says is ' '(yep you guessed it, nothing at all. I'm totally in the dark). . . when I press windows + G ...
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Microsoft Store can't connect to internet

I have encountered a simple yet strange problem: I can't open Microsoft Store webpages using Microsoft Store. I am in China, behind the infamous Great Firewall of China, I use a multitude of FREE ...
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updating a software in Microsoft Store using cmd

I want to automate my Microsoft store Updates or Xbox software for pc updates (Microsoft Gaming App called Xbox). SO I want to know how to do that via a command in cmd so I can give it to task ...
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Appx Package without install location

Recently I encountered some HD issues and I was forced to replace the affected drive. Unfortunately, several Microsoft store apps were stored on this very drive. I wanted to reinstall the affected ...
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Windows Store error "Turn on Windows Update"

I cannot download any app from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. I get the following error message: Turn on Windows Update Windows Update is disabled. You can repair Windows Update by running the ...
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Windows 10 Store broken: You'll need the internet for this

Tried all suggestions searched online, e.g. disable proxy, reset app store app, enable/disable IP V6, run a mysterious Power Shell script etc. None of them worked. Please share some ideas. Update ...
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Can't run apps installed from an appx package - error 0x800704cf

When running apps that were installed with Windows's default App installer (Appx and msixbundle files), Trying to run the installed applications fails and the following error (Error 0x800704cf) ...
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Command line interface of Microsoft Store

Is there a command line interface of Microsoft Store that could be used to automate installation of apps from the store?
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Windows Store entirely missing from Windows after reset

I've been having some issues with the Windows Store on my laptop. Today, after finding the need to reinstall WSL, I finally resolved to dig into the problem. The app folder was beyond salvaging what ...
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How to reinstall restore Windows Store [duplicate]

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO FIX OR RESTORE THE WINDOWS STORE. This is a fix I made after a lot of stuffing around, should work for people on Windows 10. Download the TakeOwnership file from ...
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Microsoft.Whiteboard app taking up 10+GB

Here's what I see - tons of copies of this windows store app, and each one is a different version: The app is not even installed on the PC, I uninstalled it using powershell: Get-AppxPackage -...
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How to change the frequency of update check for Window 10 store?

I want to increase the frequency the windows 10 store checks for app updates. I can't find any info about it, does anyone have any idea how to do it or is it even possible?
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Keeping UWP apps updated, but hiding/hiding store app

So I'm upgrading a clients system to Windows 10, and per their request removing as many UWP apps as possible. I got stuck on the Windows Store app though, I want to keep it to keep the bare minimum ...
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Manipulate AppData folder and fail install apps in Windows 10

I unhide AppData folder and change ownership settings and Windows fail in install/update apps from Store. Error: 0x80070005 I can't install programs from EXE MSI setup because they cant create ...
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How do I get GUID of apps installed from Microsoft Store?

I have installed Ubuntu app from Microsoft Store on Windows 10 1903. For some reasons I want to know its GUID. How can I get that, may be using some command on CMD or Powershell?
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Windows Store: "Something wrong happened on our end"

Every time I am trying to install a new app on Windows Store I am getting the message box: Try again. Something happened at our end! I've looked at different solutions and tried: scan check (100% ...
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Windows Store Mising

I am running a Windows 10 Lite version of 1803 that does not include "Windows Store". Is there a way to install the Windows Store into a distro that does not include W.S.?
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How to trick windows store that you have more than 1GB of RAM

So I came across an old tablet with windows 8.1, installed windows 10 successfully on it, it is smooth and fast sometimes sluggish when it has like few tabs on chrome, the problem now is that I CAN ...
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Why can't Microsoft store version of Office access redirected folders? [duplicate]

Our client has two computers that had preinstalled Office 365 from the MS store and I believe they are OEM licences for MSO '16 H&B. The computers were not syncing with group policy because ...
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Microsoft Store check your connection - error code 0x80072EFD however browsers can connect

I have Windows 10.0.017134, build 17134, version 1803. The Microsoft Store won't connect to the internet; all my browsers connect. I get an error code: 0x80072EFD.
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Cannot remove icon from Start menu on Windows 10

I removed the Windows Store versions of Office so I could install them from the installer, but the store version of PowerPoint still is on my start menu. I have tried googling on how to remove it, but ...
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Can I turn updates on/off for one specific app in the Micorsoft Store?

In the Microsoft Store, I have Settings > App updates > Update apps automatically turned on. But there's one app I'd like to only update manually. (Alternately, I could turn the global option ...
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No Microsoft Store, can't reinstall, Troubleshooter says to Sign in, but I am signed in

I have no Microsoft store at all on my Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1709. I've read numerous articles on restoring the Microsoft Store, and none of the simple/non-destructive techniques have worked ...
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Cannot install anything from Microsoft store on Windows 10

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 ...
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How to uninstall an app from Microsoft Store (e.g. Instagram)

I want to uninstall the Instagram metro app. How can I do this? In appwiz.cpl it is not listed. I know how to display all metro apps but not how to uninstall.
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Error 0x80070002 - WindowsUpdateClient constantly downloads WinStore apps updates and fails to install them

According to System Event Log: WindowsUpdateClient constantly (multiple times per day) downloading WinStore apps updates (Microsoft.BingWeather, Microsoft.BingNews, ...) trying to install them fails ...
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The Invincible error with Windows Store

PC Configuration Asus X53U (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 dual boot), problem is seen on- Windows 8.1, frequency of problem- Everytime the Store is opened Long Story, short Life was running smooth, ...
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Reset / Reinstall "App installer"

On my Windows 10 Pro machine (1709), double-clicking an .appxbundle will start the App Installer but directly show the following error message: The Apps event log shows the following entry: ...
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How do I figure out the installation path of apps from the Microsoft Store

I want to set up a hotkey tool called Autohotkey to open up a program called "Trello" when I hit a certain key combination. For that I need to know the absolute path of the program. The only problem ...
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Keep Using Microsoft Reader After It Has Been Discontinued

As of today (16/02/2018) Microsoft has apparently discontinued the Microsoft Reader app. Per this article After updating to the latest version of the Reader App, users will be getting a notification ...
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Install application from Microsoft store by powershell

I want to install any application from Microsoft store just by running script. I've been trying to find any information in the Internet but unsuccessfully. I was wandering about possibility similar ...
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Microsoft Store and other apps such as Calc and Photos won't launch after Windows' update

After an update, Microsoft Store and several other apps such as Photos and Calculator stopped working. Clicking on them would open a window's frame for a split second, then immediately disappear ...
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difference between app and program on windows 10 [closed]

I am trying to understand the differences between an app and a program on Windows 10. For example, with Skype I can either download it as an app from the Windows Store, or download the classical exe ...
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Unable to install Windows Store apps

I'm unable to install any apps from the Windows Store. When installing apps I am just presented with the following error: Code: 0x80070005 I so far have tried all the fixes listed in the link below ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 with PowerShell?

With the last update of Windows 10 (Fall Creator's Update), we can install Ubuntu on Windows, which is a Windows Store application. We can enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) via PowerShell with ...
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