How to Fix Windows Store Crashes in Windows 10

    Microsoft has a Windows Store inbuilt with the Windows 10, which they already had with a few older versions of Windows as well. There are a lot of great apps available on the Windows Store, but if you’re trying to download an app from there and the Windows Store just crashes, there are a few solutions that you can try on your computer to fix these issues.

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    Although there are a few steps that you can take to fix this Windows 10 Store crash, there is no one-solution-fits-all type of a solution for this. You will have to try one solution after the other until you solve the problem that you’re facing. Let’s get started with the solutions that we have in store for you.

    Clear Windows Store Cache

    Clear Store Cache

    The easiest thing to do, and the thing that you should do first is to try and clear the cache of the Windows Store on your computer. There are two ways in which you can do it, the manual way and the automatic way. The one I recommend you to do is the automatic one so that Windows automatically tries to fix the error. To do so, follow the following simple steps.

    • Open your Start Menu
    • Type “wsreset” or “wsreset.exe” in the Start Menu and hit Enter
      Windows Store Clear Cache
    • A command prompt type looking window will open up, let it do its process in background
    • When it’s done, it will automatically open the Windows Store on your computer

    If this method fails, move on to the next method and try your luck with that.

    Re-Register Windows 10 Store with Microsoft

    ReRegister Windows Store

    With Windows 10, your Windows Store needs to be registered with Microsoft for it to function properly. At times, the authorization key code for the Store might be outdated or corrupted. In such a situation, all you have to do is re-register with Microsoft so you can use your Windows Store again. Here are the steps for that.

    • Press Win Key + X on your keyboard and select Command Prompt with Administrator or Type CMD in the start menu and right click on the application that comes up and choose Run as Administrator
    • Give the permission to Run as Administrator and then Copy-Paste the following command as it is and press the Enter key on your keyboard to execute it.
      PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

    Fix your Timezone

    Set Timezone

    Sometimes, Windows will automatically set your Timezone to another country, and you’ll have to change it to your Timezone so that the Windows Store works. This will happen mainly when you have automatic Timezone enabled, and you travel to another Timezone. Anyway, let’s get straight to fixing your Timezone on your computer by following these steps.

    • Click on the clock on the bottom right screen of your computer
    • Choose Change Date and Time Settings
    • There, If the Set Time Zone automatically is enabled, turn it off otherwise move to the next step
    • Choose a Random Time Zone from the list of time zones below
    • Now, turn on the “Set Time zone automatically” option by clicking on the switch there and wait for Windows to change your Time zone to your current one.
    • Try opening the Windows Store now and it should hopefully work.

    Reset your Computer

    The last step that you can do if you are too eager to use the Windows Store to download any App is to reset your computer to the factory stage. While doing so, you will lose most of your data and applications that you’ve installed, and I’ve already written a guide that you can follow to Reset your Windows 10 Computer. Remember, this should be the last thing that you do. It’s better to solve the issue by trying out the steps mentioned above as well.

    I hope one or the other steps mentioned above helped you solve your problem for the Windows Store on Windows 10. If you are still facing a problem, do let me know in the comments section below and I will try my best to help you out. Also, if you used any other method to fix the Windows Store issue on your computer, let me know in the comments section below so that everyone is informed about that option as well.

    Aneesh Bhatnagar
    Aneesh Bhatnagar
    Aneesh Bhatnagar is a Website Developer, who enjoys Tech as much as anyone can. He calls himself an Android Geek and a Microsoft Windows Lover. Apart from developing websites, he likes to read and write about technology as much as he can.

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