Windows Store also referred to as Microsoft store makes it simple to set up, manage, and uninstall apps with only just one click in Windows 10. First and foremost, the Windows store app manages all the updates without anyone’s knowledge so that you do not have to manually update the applications one by one or have to handle the update notifications once you open your favorite app.
Of course, the Windows store still does not have many popular apps. But which will change with the time, hopefully. That being said, there are several great apps within the Store, both built for UWP and ported desktop apps. Here are a few of the greatest Windows 10 store apps I found within my daily usage, try them.
As good as it is, Windows store can stop working under certain situations. Quite often, the shop app won’t open or respond. Even if the store opens you will not have the ability to install apps from it. There might be any number of reasons like system crashes, corruption, misconfiguration, etc., for this misbehavior.
Regardless of what the reason is, to repair the issue, all you have to do is reinstall Windows store. This also helps when you uninstall Windows store app. Often times, reinstalling Windows 10 store reduces the troubleshooting steps and saves you a bunch of time too. Here’s how to do it.
There are two ways to reinstall Windows store, I’ll show both of them. The first is to use the Settings app. The technique is beginner friendly and could be completed with just a few clicks. The 2nd method requires you to definitely perform simple one-line PowerShell command. This process is useful if you cannot make use of the first method or for power users who don’t mind using PowerShell commands.
Since both methods work pretty much exactly the same, follow the method you are confident with.
1). Reinstall Windows Store App from Settings App
Windows 10 offers an easy way to reset or reinstall Windows store from the Settings app. An important feature about this process is that you don’t have to mess with the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Moreover, you can reinstall just about any Store app that way.
1. First, open Settings app by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + I. Alternatively, you may also open the Settings app either by searching for it in the Start Menu or by click the “Settings” button in the Notification area.
2. Within the Settings app, visit “Apps -> Apps and Features”. Around the right-hand side panel, find the Microsoft Store app and click on it. You will see additional options. Here, click the “Advanced Options” link.
3. In the advanced options window, scroll down and then click the “Reset” button.
4. The settings page will prompt for confirmation. Click on the “Reset” button again.
5. Once you click on the reset button, Windows will attempt to reinstall the store app. It will take a couple of minutes to accomplish the process. Once the Windows store is successfully reinstalled, you will see a small checkmark next to the “Reset” button.
1.1) Video Tutorial on Reinstalling Windows Store from Settings App
2). Reinstall Windows 10 Store app using PowerShell
If for some reason the above mentioned method did not meet your needs or you would like to wreck havoc on the command line, you can actually reinstall Windows store app using PowerShell. All you need to do is perform single line of command.
1. To reinstall or reset the store app using PowerShell you need administrative privileges. So, look for “PowerShell” within the start menu, right-click on it and choose the choice “Run as Administrator”
2. Within the PowerShell window, copy the below command, paste it and press Enter answer to execute the command. To paste the command, right-click in theAdd-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”
3. As soon as you execute the command PowerShell will initiate the process and reinstalls Windows store app within a short while.
There you have it. You are done reinstalling the shop app on Windows 10.
In Case of Erros:
For most people the above mentioned command should work and the Microsoft store is going to be reinstalled. However, some might rececive error such as the one shown below.
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered. error 0x80070057: While processing the request, the machine didn’t register the windows.applyDataExtension extension.
Package could not be registered. Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package because there was a merge failure.
error 0x80070057: Cannot register the request because the following error was encountered during the registration of the windows.applyDataExtension extension: The parameter is incorrect.
An internal error occurred with error 0x80070002.
In those situations, all you are able do is create a new user account and migrate to it. Unless you’ve installed user-spefici applications, this ought to be that much of the problem. Whenever you create a new user account, Windows installs all of the applications on your own for that new user account.
Now, you might be wondering what the above command actually is and what it will. It is extremely simple actually. We are first getting the Microsoft Store package while using Get-AppxPackage applet. Only then do we are piping it to Add-AppxPackage which in turn reinstalls Windows store app in Windows 10 for all users. It’s that simple.