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Fix windows store not opening on windows 10

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With Windows 10, Store app has been redesigned with lots of new Features and improvements, and is easy-to-navigate compared to the previous version of the Store app on windows 8.1. Now Windows 10 Store is the Microsoft’s official marketplace for downloading apps, games, Extensions etc. Also With Day to update ( anniversary update, Creators update ) Store app also receive security improvements, New features , Apps, games etc. But Some Users report After install recent updates or Upgrade to windows 10 creators update windows store not opening and not store app responding for long time.

If you are having problems running Windows Store on your Windows 10 after the upgrade, windows store not working or getting different error code while download apps and games. Here apply bellow solutions to solve all windows 10 store related problems.




Why windows store not opening issue ?

Before move to solutions first understand what are the reasons for windows store not opening or not working issue. Why this problem occur on your windows commuter ?

There are Many factors can result in the Windows Store not working issue after the update. it may be Incorrectly system configuration may happen during the OS update installation. corrupted Store cache, Windows 10 User Account Control, Network issue ( This is one of the culprits responsible for the Windows Store not loading issue, like no WiFi available, Ethernet not working issue, unidentified network problem) etc.

Fix windows store not opening problem

Now After Understand reason behind windows 10 store not working issue Here fallow bellow troubleshooting steps to get back store app working. Start with Basic troubleshooting Simply Restart windows 10 and check its working on next login.

Note : If you are getting Error while download or install any application then log out from the Windows Store and then log in again with your Microsoft account. 

Check Date And Time settings

As Basic Troubleshooting  Make sure your windows date and time correct. Sometimes the Windows Store won’t update if your time and date settings are incorrect. To make sure they’re right, click on the time and date in the far right corner of the taskbar. In the panel that appears, select Date and time settings, which will open the settings app.

At the top, make sure the time is correct. If it’s wrong, make sure the sliders for Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are set to on.

Disable Third Party Anti-virus Packages 

If you notice windows store not opening problem started after recent third party application installation or Anti virus installation. We strongly recommend to temporarily Disable or uninstall the recent installed application / Antivirus program and check windows 10 store app working perfectly.

Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

Microsoft has a Store App troubleshooter that scans your system and detects any problems that might be preventing any Windows Store apps from working correctly. Then, if possible, it automatically fixes these without you needing to do anything. If after disable Antivirus or third party application still getting problem on windows store. Then we recommend to Run The official Windows 10 Store App Troubleshooter And let first windows to fix the problem it self.

Windows 10 Store App troubleshooter




Frirst Download the Store App troubleshooting tool from Given Link and run the application as administrator. This will open the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard, which should be selected by default. Then follow the wizard through, clicking Next to progress through the stages.

windows store apps troubleshooter

If problems are detected then the troubleshooter will try to resolve these. It may not be able to fix them or it might not even find any issues in the first place, but it’s definitely worth trying it out anyway.

Clear windows Store Cache

With Windows 10 Store App Store Cache for faster performance. But some times much cache bloating your Windows Store apps could lead to its not functioning. Clearing the cache of the Store can resolve many Windows problems, issues with installing or updating apps, Include Store app not opening, windows 10 Store not working or different error codes while install apps.

This is a very easy task to clear store cache.  Press Windows Key + R to open Run, then input wsreset.exe and click OK. A blank Command Prompt window will open, but rest assured that it’s clearing the cache. After about ten seconds the window will close and the Store will open automatically.

Resetting Windows 10 Store Cache

Re-register the Windows Store

The Store app can’t be uninstalled, so the closest we can get is to re-register it on your system. If after Run The store app troubleshooter and Clear store cache Still facing Windows 10 Not responding, windows store not opening or not responding issue. Then Re-register the Windows store is the best and most working solution.

First press Win + R , Type Services.msc and hit enter key. Now On window services Scroll down and look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service  Right Click on it and select Stop. Do the same with Windows Update Service and Superfetch service.

Now Nevigate to fallowing C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore. Here on Datastore folder Press Ctrl + A to Select all and press Delete key. Again open C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download And delete all files and folders inside the Download folder.




Re-register windows Store

Now we are going to re-register the windows store app and we can do this through windows power shell. click on Start menu search type powershell, then right click the relevant result and select Run as administrator.

Now copy the fallowing command given bellow and past it on power shell, then hit enter key to execute the command.

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

re-register windows 10 store

After that close PowerShell  and Simply Restart windows computer,  then check hopefully your problem will have been resolved.

Tweak registry to fix Connection Errors

If you’re getting a connection error while launching the store, downloading an app or updating an app, Then you can tweak some Registry files to get rid of this.

 Please ensure you follow these instructions closely because incorrect edits in the registry can cause further problems. We strongly recommend to create a system restore point before make any changes.

First, press Windows Key + R to open Run. Input regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor will open. Now Using the folders on the left, navigate into the following folder path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

Registry Tweak for Connection Errors

Right click on Profiles, select Permissions, then click Advanced. Tick Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and click OK. Now restart your system and Check your problem will be resolved.

These are ( Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter, Clear windows Store Cache, Re-register the Windows Store, Tweak registry to fix Connection Errors ) some most working solutions to fix any Windows Store related problems include Windows Store not responding, Windows store not working, Store app not opening or showing different Error codes while install and update apps. If you are suffering with any store related error I hope after apply these solutions your problem will get fixed. Still have any query, suggestion feel free to comment bellow. Also read from our blog : How To fix windows store cache may be damaged On Windows 10 

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