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Fix Microsoft Store Not Working On Windows 10 October 2020 Update 20H2

Microsoft Store is the official marketplace for download and installs Apps, games, edge extensions etc. With Regular updates, Microsoft Store also gets New Features and updates. But Some Users Report Microsoft Store Not Working, Store App not Responding at startup, unable to download apps from Microsoft store after Windows 10 2020 update. If you are also struggling with similar problem running Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 after the upgrade, here are some of the most effective methods for you to solve this problem.


Microsoft store not working

First of all check and make sure the Date & time and Region settings are correct.

Make sure Latest Windows updates installed on your PC,

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app,

  2. Click Update & security then, Windows update,

  3. hit the Check for updates button to download and install the latest updates,

  4. And restart your PC to apply these updates.

  5. Now check if the Microsoft store working normally.

Sign out / Sign in:

Also If having an issue, Apps Download Stuck Or through Different Errors,

  1. We Recommend To Simply Sign out From Microsoft Store.

  2. Restart windows computer

  3. and again open Microsoft Store and signing To it using Microsoft Account

  4. And Check App Download and install Issue Get Resolved.

Reset the Store Cache

  1. Select Start, type “wsreset“, then select the “wsreset” option.

  2. Or you can press Windows + R, type wsreset and ok,

  3. The Store app will then open where you can see if you can download your apps again.

Change User Account Control Settings

If you encounter the 0x8000ffff error code while opening the Microsoft Store, you can fix this by modifying the User Account Control settings.

  1. You Can Do this from the Control panel

  2. Click on User Accounts

  3. Next select Change User Account Control settings

  4. And then Slide the slider to the Recommended position -> Click OK.

Disable Proxy Connection

If you have proxy Server (Or VPN connection) Enabled Then We Recommend To Disable The, Because your PC’s IP address doesn’t correspond with the details on your Windows account.

So first if you Have VPN Connection Enabled Turn it Off

  1. Search for and open “Internet Options”.

  2. Select the “Internet Options” which opens up the “Internet Properties” window.

  3. Under the “Connections” tab click on “LAN Settings.”

  4. Uncheck the “Use Proxy server” option and click on “OK”.

Disable Proxy server

Run Windows apps troubleshooter

Windows 10 has built-in tools to detect and fix problems prevent Microsoft store working properly. Run the Windows store apps troubleshooter following steps below and let this to fix the problem itself.

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app,

  2. click Update & security then troubleshoot,

  3. Now select windows store apps and click on run troubleshooter,

  4. This will automatically detect problems prevent Microsoft store working normally. And try to fix them itself.

  5. Restart windows and check Microsoft store working smoothly.

Windows store apps troubleshooter

Reset Microsoft Store

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update Microsoft Added A new option To Reset the Windows Apps,  Which Clear their Cache Data And Essentially Making them like New And Fresh. WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is The Advanced options like this will clear all your preference, log in details, settings and so on.

  1. Open Settings, using keyboard shortcut Windows + I

  2. Click System, then Apps & features.

  3. Select the Microsoft Store app.

  4. Click the Advanced options link.

  5. In the new window you ‘will Get the  Reset Option.

Reset Microsoft store

When you click Reset. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click ‘Reset’ again, and you’re done. Now After That Restart windows to Get a Fresh Start And Open Microsoft Store Check This Time Store App Working Without Any issue And install Apps Without any error message.

Tweak Windows Registry for Connection Errors

If you’re getting a connection error while open the Microsoft Store, downloading an app or updating an app, this may Be fixed With a simple Windows Registry Tweak.

  1. Press Windows + R, type regedit and ok to open registry editor,

  2. First Backup Registry Databse and navigate the following path,


  1. Here Right click on Profiles, select Permissions, 

  2. then click on Advanced.

  3. Tick Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and click OK.

  4. Then Under permission for profiles click Apply then click ok.

  5. Now restart your system to make the changes effective.

Tweak windows registry editor for Connection Errors
  1. Then on Next Start Open Microsoft Store check there is no more Startup Error Or App update installation fails.

Re-register the Microsoft Store App

If After performing All the Above methods Still, Microsoft Store App Not Working, Then Re-register the Store App probably help to fix.

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator,

  2. And perform the command below

“& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

Or If you’re using Windows 8.1, input this command instead:

Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML

After Execute the command Close Power shell Prompt And Restart windows to Take Effect the changes. After That open Microsoft Store, Download, install or update apps hopefully your problem will have been resolved.

Reset Windows Update

  1. Select “Start“, type “services“, then select the “View local services” option.

  2. Select the “Windows Update” service, then select “Stop” to stop the service.

  3. Navigate to “C:\Windows“.

  4. Rename the “SoftwareDistribution” folder to “SoftwareDistribution.0“.

  5. Go back to the “Services” screen and start the “Windows Update” service again.

  6. Attempt to download your apps.

Also, Try To Run the System File Checker tool Which Helps To Scan And Repair corrupted System Files.

Did these solutions help to fix the Microsoft store problem on Windows 10? Let us know on the comments below, Also read:


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