The other day, when trying to install the recently released Microsoft’s own Windows File Recovery app, the Windows 10 Store displayed “It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account. To install, sign in on a device with your Microsoft account” message.
If you are getting “It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account. To install, sign in on a device with your Microsoft account” error on your Windows 10 PC as well, try the given below solutions, in that order.
Tip: The first solution should fix the problem for most users.
Solution 1 of 5
Check if the app supports your Windows 10 version
This is the most likely reason for the error. If your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements for the app, you get the error. That is, some apps support specific versions of Windows 10 only. For instance, the Windows File Recovery app requires version 2004 or later version. So, on the app’s page, click on the System requirements tab to see the requirements.
In my case, the app required Windows 10 version 2004 or later, but I was running 1909. Updating Windows 10 installation to the latest version fixed my problem.
Solution 2 of 5
Check if the app supports your Windows 10 device
Some apps in the Store are for specific devices. For example, an app specifically released for Microsoft Surface might not support a Lenovo notebook and vice versa. So, please check the System requirements section on the app’s page to make sure that the app supports your device.
When you are checking the system requirements page, it’s a good idea to have a look at the minimum hardware requirements for the app.
Solution 3 of 5
Sign out and sign in
The Store app does not require you to sign in to the Store app to install a free app. However, you will have to sign in to make a purchase. If you are getting the “It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account. To install, sign in on a device with your Microsoft account” error when trying to install a paid app, sign out of the Store and sign in again.
Step 1: Click on the user picture (next to the search) and then click on your Microsoft account to see the Account dialog.
Step 2: Click on the Sign out link present underneath your Microsoft account email address to sign out of the Store.
Step 3: To sign in again, click on the user account picture and then click the Sign-in option.
Step 4: Type your Microsoft account email address and password to sign in to Store again.
Solution 4 of 5
Reset the Store app
Like any other Store error, resetting the Store app might help you fix this error as well. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
Step 2: Click on the Microsoft Store entry. Click the Advanced options link.
Step 3: Click on the Reset button to reset the Store app.
Solution 5 of 5
Re-register the Store app
Step 1: Open PowerShell with admin rights. To do that, right-click on the Start button and then click the Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.
Click Yes button when you get the User Account Control prompt.
Step 2: At the PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command:
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML
Step 3: Hit the Enter key to re-register the Store app. Once executed, close the PowerShell window.
How to clear the Windows 10 Store cache guide might also help you fix the issue.