While installing some apps or games from the Microsoft Store you may see this annoying error message “It Looks Like You Don’t Have Any Applicable Devices Linked To Your Microsoft Account“. This can occur if you don’t have an Xbox device registered with your Microsoft account. This is clearly an account sync issue on your system and you can solve the issue simply by re-attaching your device with your Microsoft account.
Fix 1 – Verify your Microsoft account
This problem may come if haven’t verified your device from the Accounts settings.
1. At first, press the Windows key+I keys together.
2. When the Settings opens up, on the left-hand side, tap on the “Accounts” settings.
3. Now, on the right pane, click on the “Your info” which should be just below your profile photo.
4. Now, on the right pane, scroll down and click on “Verify device” to verify this device.
5. In the next step, you have to send an email to your Microsoft account-associated mail.
Here, you will be sent a code to verify your device.
6. Open your email on any browser and log in to your email address.
7. Here, you will find the code. Copy it from there.
8. Coming back to the Settings tab again, paste it in the box.
9. Then, click on “Verify” to verify your device with your Microsoft account.
Once you are done, close the Settings window. Then, restart your computer to complete the whole process.
After that, try to install the app/game again. It will be installed without further error.
Fix 2 – Check the device limit
There may be a device limit associated with your Microsoft account.
1. At first, click on the Microsoft account to open the list of devices.
2. Now, the list of devices will open up on your screen.
3. Check whether you have more than 10 devices connected to your Microsoft account.
4. If you see that there are more than 10 devices, you have to remove unnecessary devices from your Microsoft account.
5. Just, click on “Remove device” to remove the device you don’t want.
After removing unncessary devices, close the browser.
Further, try to install the game/app on your computer from Store. You won’t face the further issue.
Fix 3 – Reset the Store
You can reset Microsoft Store and try to install the app/game again.
1. At first, click on the Windows icon and then, click on the “Settings“.
2. Then, tap on the “Apps” on the left-hand side.
3. On the right-hand side, click on the “Apps & Features”.
4. Now, look for the “Microsoft Store” in the list of apps.
5. Then, click on the three-dot menu and click on the “Advanced options” to access it.
6. Now, scroll down through the options and click on “Reset“.
7. Finally, confirm your decision with another click on the “Reset” again.
After that, close the Store and reboot your computer. After rebooting, you may need to re-log into the Microsoft Store.
After resetting Store, this problem should be solved.
Fix 4 – Clean up Microsoft Store Databases file
If the Store database files are corrupt, you may face this kind of situation.
1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together.
2. Then, paste this location and hit Enter.
3. Here, right-click on the “DataStore.edb” and tap on “Delete” to remove it from your computer.
After deleting the file, close the File Explorer. Restart your computer and then, open Store. Log in to the Microsoft Store with your Microsoft account.
Check if this works out for you or not.
Fix 5 – Re-register Store
You can re-register the Store with a PowerShell command.
1. At first, press the Windows key and type “cmd“.
2. Then, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on “Run as administrator“.
3. When the Command Prompt opens up, copy-paste this command and hit Enter.
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML
After executing this command, close the PowerShell window. This will re-register the Command Prompt on your computer.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.