Solved Microsoft Store Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 in Windows 10


Microsoft Store app is the official marketplace to Download And installs Windows Apps. But sometimes users report Microsoft store fails to open or download apps and display Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001. And sometimes while open the Microsoft store display something happened on our end. Especially after Windows 10 20H2 upgrade, While trying to install an app from Microsoft Store, received a pop-up saying that Something went wrong please try again later and none of the apps downloaded.

Most of the time incorrect time, data and region settings cause this problem while downloading or updating an app or games from the Microsoft Store. Also Proxy, network instability or any system file corruption can cause the same problem on Windows 10 Store. If you are also struggling with this error here some solutions to apply.

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Microsoft store Something went wrong

First of all check, your internet connection is properly working. A stable internet connection is necessary to install or update anything that requires communication with remote servers. So, You should make sure your connection has no issue.

Temporary Disable Antivirus and VPN (if configured)

Correct Time, Date, Region and Language Settings

As discuss before Incorrect time, date, time zone and region settings are responsible for creating various problems. Especially, It creates many problems when your windows try to communicate with any remote server through the internet/network.

  • Press Windows + I to open the Settings app,
  • Click Time Language Then, Correct time, date, region and language settings by using relevant options.
  • You can also turn the toggle key Set time automatically, Set time zone automatically.
  • Also on Region & Language Select United States as region and Make sure that English (US) is your default language.

Sign out and Sign in

Also, some users report (on Microsoft forum, Reddit ) Sign out from Microsoft Store, perform a system reboot and sign in again to Microsoft Store will fix error 0x803F8001 for them. And able to download, install apps without any error.

  • To do this Simply, Open Microsoft Store,
  • Next Click on your profile icon at the top
  • Then click on your name and email ID and Click on Sign Out.
  • Now Simply Restart windows and Sign in again to Microsoft store by click on the profile icon with Microsoft user name and password.
  • Now check the problem solved if not follow the next solution.

Allow the apps to use your location

Some applications require your location access to function properly. So, If you have turned off location ( for any reason ) in Windows 10, you should turn it on in order to avoid some common issues.

  • Press Windows + X and select Settings
  • Click on Privacy then Location.
  • Here Make sure the location service is turned on.
  • Also, Turn on the Location for This device turn on.
  • You also should scroll down to see the apps which have access to your location.
  • If you see that the problematic app doesn’t have it, just give it permission to access your location.
  • After doing it, Try to update/install your desired app hope this time you didnt face any Error.

Disable Proxy Server

  • Press Windows + R, type inectcpl.cpl and ok to open internet properties,
  • Navigate to the Connections tab and click LAN settings,
  • Find the Proxy server, and make sure that Use a proxy server for your LAN is unchecked.
  • Also, make sure Automatically Detect Settings is checked.
  • Then Press OK twice to close the windows and save the settings.
  • This should solve your issue, Now open Microsoft store and download and update apps

Disable Proxy server

Reset Microsoft Store Cache

This is the most common solution for any Microsoft Store related problems. If you have never cleaned the Microsoft Store cache, that may be the core of the problem. So, You may expect reset Microsoft store cache will fix error 0x803F8001.

  • Click on start menu search and type cmd to find the command prompt,
  • Right-click on it and select run as administrator.
  • Now, Type command wsreset and press the Enter key to execute the command.
  • Wait for a few seconds.
  • It will clear all caches of the store and also fix your problem.
  • Microsoft Store windows open in tandem, it means that the cache has been removed.
  • Now you simply restart your Windows PC, navigate to Microsoft Store, and try to download/update a preferred app.

Check Windows Updates

Also, Make Sure you have installed the latest Windows updates. Because with day to day Windows updates and security patches, Microsoft fixes different bugs on Windows computers. With Windows 10 Windows install updates automatically, but suggest checking the available update manually also.

  • You can do this from Settings (Press Windows + I)
  • Click Updates & Security then Windows Updates
  • Now click the Check for Updates button.

Windows will check for the latest available updates If the system detects available updates, select Update now this will download and install for you so be patient and wait for it to complete. After that restart, your PC and open the Microsoft store to download apps.

Store App Troubleshooter

Windows having an inbuilt Store app troubleshooting Tool, Which is specially designed to check and fix different Microsoft Store errors. We suggest to run this Tool and let Windows to fix error code 0x803F8001 itself.

  • Open settings,
  • Click Update & Security, then Troubleshot,
  • Now on right-hand side look for and select the Windows store
  • And click run the troubleshooter
  • If problems are detected then the troubleshooter will try to resolve these.
  • After that restart Windows and check Microsoft Store working perfectly, apps update and install without any error.

Microsoft store app troubleshooter

Re-register Microsoft Store

If all the above methods fail to fix Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 then Re-registering the Microsoft Store option is the most working solution. To This open power shell as administrator, type the command below and hit the enter key to execute the command.

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

Re register default Windows apps Windows 10

Once the command is executed, close the Command Prompt, restart Windows and try updating/downloading your apps again.

Repair Corrupted System Files

A corrupted system file causes different Windows errors, and may Something went wrong Error 0x803F8001 error is one of them. We strongly Recommended Run The Windows SFC utility which helps to scan and fix corrupted system files. If Due To any corrupt file on the Microsoft store causing this issue, the System File checker will help to fix this.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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