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Store On Windows 8 Not Working

A Command Prompt window should show up, indicating that Windows is resetting the store cache. When the window closes, the job is done, so you can try opening the store again to see if it works properly.

Store On Windows 8 Not Working


Much of this concerns the store's stringent need for UWP apps rather than Win32-built ones. UWP apps require whole new expertise from developers, and most companies just aren't willing to do it properly given how unpopular the Microsoft Store is.

To sign in with your local account, enter your password. You can always connect to a Microsoft account later, and we recommend giving it a try. Simply put, your Microsoft account is the glue that holds together so many useful features of the new Windows. With an account, you'll be able to get apps from the Windows Store, automatically sync your settings and documents between PCs, back up your photos to the cloud so you can get to them from anywhere, and see all your contacts from multiple email and social networking accounts together in the People and Mail apps.

After the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, your Store app might stop working properly. When you launch it, it may hang or get stuck at the loading circle animation, from which it never proceeds to the actual Store. Also, the PC Settings app may be broken too. Fortunately, it is possible to fix the problem easily. Let's see how.

Check your network connection, if you have google DNS server try remove it or put your gateway IP. I had this before problem but after I remove google DNS server ( and I changed it to my router IP it fix the problem and windows store started.

The first thing you need to do is make sure the date and time on your Windows 8/10 PC is set correctly. You will not be able to connect to the store if your system time is not accurate. You can fix the time by clicking on Start and typing in Date and Time.

Or you can click on Internet Time, click on Change settings and then click on Update now. This will automatically sync your computer with

The other thing you want to check is if your system is going through some proxy server. If it is, you can try to disable the proxy server and see if that lets you connect to the store. You can do this by clicking on the gear icon at the top right in IE, then clicking on Internet Options.

The next thing you can try is logging off your account and then log back in, especially if you are using a Microsoft account. Also, go to and make sure you can login with your Microsoft credentials. If you are locked out for any reason like your password being hacked, etc, then you will have to restore access to your Microsoft account and then login again in Windows 10.

The last thing you can do is reset your PC. This is not ideal as it will reset all of your apps from the Windows Store and remove any third-party programs you installed from a CD/DVD or the Internet. However, if nothing else is working, then this might be your only option.

However, none of the options on my older post seemed to work on this machine. Gerrand finally figure out that it had to do with the Windows Live account. In his post, he writes about how his account had to be verified and then everything started working. In my case, the account was verified, but I had two-step verification enabled and therefore I had to type in my authenticator code.

You need to use the BCDBoot.exe tool to restore bootloader files and fix the boot records on the EFI partition by copying them from the system directory on the Windows partition. The BCD bootloader configuration is recreated using the %WINDIR%\System32\Config\BCD-Template file.

Now you need to restart your computer and disconnect the bootable media. If you did everything correctly, the Windows Boot Manager should appear in the list of bootable devices, where you can choose a desired operating system to boot. Your EFI bootloader and BCD configuration have been restored successfully!

Please disregard my previus comment. The issue was solved by replacing / with \ on the last command!!!At first i wrote bcdboot c:/windows /l en-us /s /k: /f ALL instead of bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us /s /k: /f ALLEven a wrong backslash counts!!!

Thanks a lot.Worked for me too on Windows 10. I read many forums and you were the only one to provide the correct instructions for creating the BCD store again:bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-us /s k: /f ALLIn my case I actually had to run the free Boot-Repair tool afterwards but I got the job done.

if your os is corrupted, you could have use windows 10 setup ISO on a usb and repaired it by using DISM command from the command prompt and targeted C: by using the install.wim as your source to fix it .

I have read many similar articles on how to fix Windows boot problem in order to get mine working again. This is the ONLY article that actually works. You have helped me a lot. Thank you so very much!!!

Update*** bootrec /rebuildbcd Successfully Scanned windows Installations. [1] C:\Windows Add installation to Boot List? Yes/No/ALL The requested system device cannot be found. x:\Sources>

Update *** NEW ERROR** Set the correct Partition... Tried and failed apperently did the following diskpart sel disk 0 list vol sel vol 2 assign letter f: cd /d f:\EFIMicrosoft\Boot bootrec /fixboot ren BCD BCD.Backup bcdboot c:\windows /1 en-us /s f: /f ALL Restarted Computed wo boot disk and now Error shows file\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD error code 0xc000000f

****Update Attempting to repair boot problem Deleted BCD.old,BCD.temp,BCD.tmp off of c:\windows\boot (previous attempts) did x:sources>bootrec.exe /fixmbr operation completed sucsessful

x:sources>d:\boot\bootsect.exe nt60/all /force ***(d is my cd/dvd drive with my boot iso) Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode c: bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.tmp the operation completed successfully

Hi, Whoever wrote this post i am thanking them very much. it was create content and fixed lot of effort instead of going new windows installation.AS you have MENTIONED, i have used three tools bcdedit, EasyUEFI, BOOTICEx64. I have mistankly remove the main bootrecord.

Alhamdulillah. Terima Kasih Atas tips dan panduan nya. Berkat Cara ini, saya akhirnya tidak jadi install ulang windows 10 di komputer desktop saya. Saya bersyukur bisa menemukan cara berharga ini sehingga menjadi penyelamat hidup saya. Sekali lagi, terima kasih atas tips dan panduan nya. Sukses selalu.

I followed tutorials all day,im not joking. 6+hrs Burning hirens boot cd and using partitioning tools, the mbr tools. Installing grub just to try and get into windows.. Turning UEFI to legacy, and back. Trying different bbs options in the bios. Loads of things..Every other website was listing /fixmbr etc which resulted in the access denied.

I have my Windows 8.0 packages in my Windows Dev Center dashboard. I would like to know if there's a way a Windows 10 user to see and download my app from Windows Store. It seems it isn't working.How to do it? Do I have to "retarget" my project to Windows 10?

I have app XYZ that does 123. In the app dashboard, I have set up the keyword "123" for search. My app targets windows 8.1, and does not target Windows 10. From the Windows 8.1 Store App, I can search for "XYZ" and "123" and see my app. However, when I do this from the Windows 10 store App, I do not get any results. What is wrong?

Windows 10 users can download Windows 8.x and Windows 10 apps from the store. Windows 10 mobile users can download Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 apps as well. Basically, anything that was available for Windows 8 will still be available for Windows 10. Anything that was available for Windows Phone 8 will still be available for Windows 10 Mobile.

You don't need to upload packages for each platform you want to target (although it's recommended). The store will pick the best available. Watch the Build Talk Store: Deep Dive on Publishing Universal Windows Apps for more background.

The Windows Store is where you'll download new apps for your Windows 8 device, much like the App Store for Apple devices. Most apps are designed to run from the Start screen. In this lesson, you'll learn how to browse the store, download and install apps, and update apps when necessary.

The store features thousands of apps that you can download and install. Many are free or moderately priced, making it easy to find and enjoy new apps. Your downloaded apps will be associated with your Microsoft account, so you'll only have to purchase apps once.

Apps may periodically receive updates, which can help keep them running smoothly and even add features. If updates are available for any of your apps, a link for Updates will appear in the top-right corner of the store.

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run Netflix in a web browser. Note that it does work in a browser, it's important to me to get the Modern app working because this PC is for a home theater.

You can run WSReset.exe tool to open the Windows Store app and clear Windows Store Cache when Windows store cache is damaged or you encounter problems when using Windows Store.

After reading this post, now you show know what is WSReset.exe and how to reset or clear Windows Store Cache with WSReset.exe command. If you encounter WSReset.exe not working issue, you can also try the fixes mentioned in this post.


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