The Microsoft Store in Windows 10 and 11 lets you install your favorite apps and games from one place. The best thing about the Store is that most of the available apps are free.
The Store app works without any issues for the most part. However, at times, you might come across problems.
If you have issues with the Microsoft Store app, you can consider repairing or resetting it. Yes, the Store app in Windows 10/11 can be reset or repaired with ease.
This guide shows you how to reset or repair the Store app in Windows 10/11.
NOTE: You might have to sign in to the Store app all over again after the reset job. You cannot install all apps without signing in to the Store app. Some apps require you to sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account to install them.
Tip: Many of the common issues can be solved by restarting the Store app.
Reset or repair Microsoft Store in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Ensure that the Store app is closed. If open, please close it before proceeding further.
Step 2: Open the Windows 10/11 Settings app. In Windows 10, go to Apps > Apps & features page. In Windows 11, jump to Apps > Installed apps page.
Step 3: Here, look for the Microsoft Store entry. In Windows 10, click on the Microsoft Store entry and then click the Advanced options link.
In Windows 11, click on the three dots next to the Store entry and then click Advanced options.
Step 4: This page offers options to reset and repair the Store app. Under the Reset section, click on the Reset option to reset the Store app. To repair, click on the Repair button.
The reset/repair job may take up to a minute. Once the job is done, a small tick mark appears next to the Repair/Reset button to indicate the job is completed.
If the issue persists even after resetting and repairing the Store app, you can consider reinstalling the Microsoft Store app.
Our how-to update apps in Windows 10/11 via the Store app guide might also interest you.
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