It doesn’t matter what app store it is; it’s going to experiment problems sooner or later. Some issues may be more significant than others, but unfortunately, there is no way of avoiding them.
There may be no way of knowing what problems you may experiment with the Windows Store, for example, but their general fixes you can try to see if it solves the issue. Not to worry if the general fixes don’t work since there are also specific solutions you can try too.
1. Try the Window Store App Troubleshooter
If you’re not very tech-savvy, the last thing you may want to do is to try is something complicated. If that’s your case, your best bet would be to try the Windows Store App Troubleshooter.
This is something that’s not installed on your Windows computer, so you’ll need to download it from Microsoft’s website. The version you’ll need will depend on what version of Windows you have, whether it’s Windows 10 or 8.
The Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard is going to be selected by default, make sure to open it. It will tell you what you need to do, follow the steps and click Next to move on.
The troubleshooter will detect and fix the problems on their own, so you won’t have to do anything. It’s not a sure way of fixing the every single issue but it’s definitely worth a try.
2. What to Do If the Window Store Won’t Open
If the problem you’re experiencing is that the Windows Store won’t open at all, then the following tip should help. A classic tip for this issue is to restart your computer, I know, you’ve heard it before some sometimes that’s all it takes.
If you’ve done that and still nothing has changed, you’ll need to do a system search for PowerShell. Right-click on the applicable outcome and choose “Run as administrator“.
Type the following code:
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
Once the code is entered, press enter and the Windows Store should be up and running.
3. It’s Time to Eliminate That Cache
Clearing cache is something that is not only used in fixing Windows Store problems but with Android issues as well. This tip is easy and fast, two words that should always describe a solution you’re trying out.
Press the Windows Key + the R key to open Run. Once it’s open type wsreset.exe and click OK. Don’t panic if you see a blank Command Prompt, the cache is being cleared. The whole process should take about 10 seconds and then the window will close on its own. The Windows Store should close automatically.
4. Experiencing Connection Errors?
If you’re at least getting an error message and it gas to do with a connection, editing the registry should fix things for you. This could happen while you’re downloading an app, opening the Windows Store, or even updating an app.
Make sure to double check you’ve followed the steps correctly because if you misread something, and make a mistake, you’ll be making things worse.
Open the Run box by pressing the Windows key and the R key. This time, type regedit and click OK. Once it’s open, use the folders on the left to go to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
Now, right-click on Profiles and choose Permissions. Click Advanced and select the option that says Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object and select OK.
To finish things off you’ll need to restart your computer. Once it’s up and running, make sure to check if the Windows store is working.
Sooner or later issues are going to appear, but the good news is that the majority of them have a solution. You just have to try and see which solution is the one. How do you deal with Windows Store problems? Leave a comment and tell us.