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The Microsoft Store (formerly Windows Store) is Microsoft’s official marketplace for downloading apps. Some Windows apps are only available exclusively on it. This makes it even more frustrating when Windows’ official store stops working or does not open quickly.
We’ve rounded up the steps that help fix the Microsoft Store. Whether it’s running a troubleshooter to automatically detect and repair issues or clearing the cache, chances are that one of the helpful tips below will do the job.
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Read on for the ultimate Microsoft Store troubleshooting and repair guide.
Microsoft has a troubleshooter that scans your system and detects any problems that might be preventing Microsoft Store apps from working correctly. Then, if possible, it automatically fixes these without you doing a thing.
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The troubleshooter can be accessed by pressing Windows key + I to open Settings. Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Find Windows Store Apps on the list, click it, and click Run the troubleshooter.
A window will open which will begin detecting problems. It shouldn’t take any longer than a couple of minutes.
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If problems are detected then the troubleshooter will try to resolve these. Alternatively, it might give you steps on how to do it yourself. You may also be able to click Next to see multiple solutions.
The troubleshooter may not be able to fix the problems or it might not even find any issues in the first place, but it’s worth trying anyway.
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This might sound odd, but the Microsoft Store might not open if your computer’s date and time are inaccurate. This is because the Store checks to see if the time it tracks is in sync with your computer’s.
Press Windows key + I to open Settings. Click Time & Language. Ensure your Time zone is correct. Then slide Set the time automatically to Off, wait for it to process,...
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