Fix and/or Reinstall Windows Store

Q. I recently completed a system restore from the restore partition, but the Windows Store is nowhere to be found. I went to the web-based Windows Store to download apps, but nothing downloads upon clicking the “Get the app” link. Upon researching, the only recommendation that I could locate was reinstalled Windows 10, which is how this problem arose.

The issue seems to be limited to the Windows Store, as I have downloaded programs from other sources without issue, including reinstalling Microsoft Office. Is there a way to fix the Windows Store app or to correct my computer’s inability to download from the web-based store?


Open Start, type: Powershell
Right-click PowerShell
Click Run as administrator

At the command prompt, type the following then hit Enter:

Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Exit Powershell then restart.

Check if you can open the Store.

If that does not work, you can try performing a repair upgrade:…

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