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Fix Windows Store Problems Not Working, Won’t Open or Crashes

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Windows 10 Store is the official Marketplace for Download and installs Apps on Windows 10 System. And with Regular updates, Microsoft Add new apps, games, Extensions and Security Improvements etc. But Some users Report After install Window updates or after Upgrade To Windows 10 fall Creators update Version 1709 Windows 10 Store Not Working, Store doesn’t open or Crashes at startup. Even after restarting the PC, the store doesn’t seem to open. Windows Store Problems is pretty awful as users don’t want the store to shut down as it restricts them from downloading the games and apps available exclusively on the store.

How To fix Windows Store Problems

Windows Store Problems mostly cause if the Store app cache may get Damaged, System Files Get corrupted while windows upgrade process or may there is some bug with the latest updates etc. If you Are also face difficulty while open Windows store app,  Windows Store doesn’t open or Crashes at startup. Here apply Bellow solutions to fix most of Windows Store Problems.




Start With Basic Solutions Make Sure windows Have installed latest updates. You can manually Check and install latest updates from Settings -> update & Security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates.

Also, Make Sure UAC (User Account Control) is enabled. You can check This from Control panel ->  User Accounts -> Change User Account Control settings -> Then Slide the slider to the Recommended position -> Click OK.

Change User Account Control Settings
Change User Account Control Settings

Also If having the issue, Apps Download Stuck Or through Different Errors, We Recommend To Simply Sign out From Windows Store. Restart windows computer and again open Windows Store and signing To it using Microsoft Account And Check App Download and install Issue Get Resolved.

Adjusting Date and Time

Firstly, check if the date and time on your Windows PC are correct. Checking it is important as many encrypted connections rely on that data, including Windows Store. After adjusting date and time on your PC, check if Windows Store is opening now. If not, then you must follow the next step.

Disable Proxy Server

If you have proxy Server ( Or VPN connection ) Enabled Then We Recommend To Disable The, Because your PC’s IP address doesn’t correspond to the details on your Windows account. So first if you Have VPN Connection Enabled Turn it Off And also Turn Off the Proxy connection From Settings -> Network & Internet -> proxy And then make sure the ‘Use a proxy server’ slider is switched off.

Disable Proxy On Windows 10
Disable Proxy On Windows 10

The simplest fix is to reset the Windows Store cache which may have become cluttered and buggy over time. To do this, press Win + R, then in the Run box type wsreset and hit Enter. A command prompt window should show up, which indicates that Windows is resetting the Store cache. When the window closes, the job is done, so you can try opening the Store again to see if it works properly.

Reset the Windows Store Cache
Reset the Windows Store Cache

Run Windows Store Troubleshooter

If above Basic troubleshooting steps unable to fix Windows Store Problems Then run The Official Windows Store App Troubleshooter and let windows to fix the problem itself. First Down Download the Troubleshooting tool Windows 10 download or the Windows 8.1 download.




After Download Run The Application, On the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard click on Advanced and make sure Apply Repairs Automatically option is checked And Fallow On-Screen Instructions. The troubleshooter 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. After completing the Troubleshooting Restart windows And check Store App now working properly.

windows store apps troubleshooter
windows store apps troubleshooter

With Win 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft Added the 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, login details, settings so on and Set Windows Store To its Default Setup.

To Reset windows Store Its default Setup right-click the Start button -> Apps and Features, then scroll down to “Store’ in your list of Apps & features. Click it, then click ‘Advanced options,’ and in the new window you ‘will Get the  Reset Option. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click ‘Reset’ again, and you’re done, Restart windows And Check Windows store working properly.

Reset Windows 10 Store
Reset Windows 10 Store

This is the most Applicable solution work for most windows users to fix almost every Windows Store Problems. If you are still having the problem with Windows store Then Try to Re-register the windows store app by following steps below.

To do this first you need to open Powershell As an administrator, you can do this by right click on Start menu and select Power Shell ( Admin ). Here on Powershell window input the following command and then press Enter to execute the command.

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

Re-register Windows 10 Store
Re-register Windows 10 Store

If you Are Windows 8 or 8.1 user then perform command bellow to re-register windows store.

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

After completing the process close Powershell window and Restart windows to take effect the changes. On Next login open Windows Store and check There are no more Windows Store problems.

Tweak Registry for Connection Errors

If you’re getting a connection error while open the windows store, downloading an app or updating an app, Then Follow bellow steps To Tweak Windows Registry and fix Connection Errors. As we are going to modify some Registry Entries To fix this Connection Error Backup Windows registry before making Any modification.




Then press Windows key + R, Type Regedit and hit the enter key to open Windows Registry Editor. Now Navigate to following path:

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

Tweak Windows Registry for Connection Errors
Tweak Windows Registry for Connection Errors

Now Right click on Profiles and select Permissions, then click on Advanced. Tick on Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and click OK. Then Under permission for profiles click Apply then click OK. Now restart your system to take the changes effective. Then on Next login Open Windows Store check there is no more problems on windows store.

Run System file Checker utility

Also Try To Run the System file Checker tool Which Help To Scan And Repair corrupted System Files. While Windows Upgrade Process If Any system Files Damaged, corrupted you may face different problems include Windows 10 Store Not Working, Start menu Not Responding. And Running the SFC utility will help to fix if Corrupted system Files Cause Windows Store problems.

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I hope Apply These solutions fix Most of Windows store problems such As windows Store Crashes, Store App Not Opening or closes Imminently After launch, unable To download, Install or update Store Apps etc. Still have any query or face any difficulty while apply this solutions feel free to discuss on comments below. Also read Windows 10 Performance Tweaks To Optimize System Performance.

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