Microsoft Store is the official marketplace for windows users to download apps. Microsoft Store provides a vast range of apps with quite amazing features but it brings great trouble to a user when the store stops working and does not open quickly and properly. Sometimes, Microsoft Store on Windows 10 stops responding and prevents users from downloading applications from it. If you are facing the same issue then you have come to the right place. Here in this article, we shall discuss the causes of Microsoft Store not working issues and how to prevent it.
Resetting The Microsoft Store
Resetting Microsoft settings on your computer is amongst the primary methods you need to apply to resolve its not working issue. By resetting the Microsoft Store, it clears unnecessarily stored data and put everything back to the default. To perform the action, follow the steps listed below:
1. Press Windows + I to open up the settings menu.
2. Click on the Apps option available there.
3. Navigate down to Microsoft Store and click Advanced options.
4. Click on the reset option available and confirm it by clicking on yes from a new confirmation window.
5. Restart the system and you are good to go.
Using Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
It is another all-in-one solution to resolve Windows App Store not working issue on your laptop or desktop. Microsoft provides a troubleshooter to its users which scans all the junk, virus and cache from the system. There is a possibility that the Windows system you are using consists of virus and cache that is interrupting with the Windows store on your PC. To resolve this by using troubleshooter:
1. Press Windows Key + 1 to open up the settings menu.
2. Click on Update & Security and choose to troubleshoot.
3. Search out the Windows Store Apps on the list.
4. Click on it and run the Troubleshooter.
Re-Register For Microsoft Store
Re-registering the Microsoft Store is a way to get it back to work properly. Microsoft Store comes as a built-in application with Windows software and cannot be uninstalled easily. If it’s the case, its best to re-register the Microsoft store on your PC. To do so:
1. Perform a System search for Powershell.
2. Click on the new appeared window and Run as Administrator,
3. Type “& ($manifest = (Get – AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore) on your Windows 10 system.
Changing Computer’s Time
It may sound unfamiliar but inaccurate date and time on your PC can interrupt Microsoft Store and can prevent you from downloading new apps and updating the installed ones. To set the accurate date and time on your Windows 10 system:
1. Press Windows Key + 1 to open up the main settings.
2. Choose Time & Languages from the list to check if the date and time is correct or not on the system.
3. Turn off the automatic setting of the time if it’s enabled.
4. Set the accurate time and date on the system and you are good to go.
Becky Losby is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.
Created on Aug 21st 2019 10:22. Viewed 1,341 times.