Fix Windows Store Acquiring License error on Windows 10/11

Windows Store uses the same license as your Windows Operating System. However, at times the Operating System reads the license fine while the Store doesn’t. In this case, the Window Store application remains stuck at the acquiring license stage.

Windows Store Acquiring License error on Windows 11/10

Windows Store Acquiring License Error On Windows 10


One thing to be understood is that the Windows Store application needs to connect to the Internet to understand any changes and work. Please connect the system to the Internet and retry.


The causes behind this issue could either be with the Microsoft account used to log in to the Microsoft Store or the Store application itself. It might have also been caused by a virus or malware modifying the files of the system.

Solution 1] Start ClipSVC service

1 – Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc keys together to Open Task manager.

2 – Now, Click on Services Tab

3 – Now, Make sure ClipSVC is running. Right Click on ClipSVC and click On start if it is not running.


Clipsvc Start Min


4 – If it is not running, then Download this Reg file.

Right click and Extract it.

5 -Now, Double click on it and Merge it.

6 -Now, try again.



Solution 2] Check the Data and Time

If the date or time on the system is incorrect, the Windows Store would be unable to read the license. This needs to be checked before anything else. In case the date or time is incorrect, it could be corrected as follows:

1:  Press Windows key and R key together to open RUN.

2: Type Timedate.cpl and hit Enter key from keyboard

Timedate Cpl Min


3] In the Internet Time tab, click on Change Settings. It would need Administrator permissions.

Internet Time Change Settings


4] Check the box corresponding to Synchronize with an Internet Time server.

5] Select a different time server from the drop down.

Choose Internet Time Server


6] Click on Update now and then on OK.

7] Try launching the Windows Store after fixing the Date and Time.

Solution 3] Clear Windows Store cache

1] Search for Command Prompt in the Windows Search bar and right-click on it. Select Run as Administrator.

2] Type the command wsreset and press Enter to execute it.



3] Restart the system.

Solution 4] Re-register Windows Store

1] Right-click on the Start button and select Windows Powershell (Administrator).

Powershell Admin


2] Type the following command and press Enter to execute it:

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}



3] Restart the system.

Solution 5] Upgrade your Windows 10 install using Installation media

Just download and create a windows 10 iso media from here and then , run the iso file from within the windows 10 PC. Choose upgrade installation.

Solution 6] Try creating a New User account

If you have an additional account on your windows 10 PC, try to log in with that account and check if the issue get resolved or not. If the issue seems to be resolved, create a New User account by Going to Settings  >  Accounts  > Family & Other users and click on add someone else to this PC.


Solution 7] Restart the system in clean boot mode and find the troublesome app

It might be that some troublesome app associated with Windows store might be causing the issue. In this case, restart the system in Clean Boot mode.

1] Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings window.

2] Select Apps >> Apps and features.

3] Click on the troublesome app and select Uninstall to uninstall the app.

Hope it helps!

2 thoughts on “Fix Windows Store Acquiring License error on Windows 10/11”

  1. I’m forever grateful! I spent so much time trying different suggestions from other sites that didn’t work. Thank goodness I found your site. Solution 1 helped me and I really appreciate you having the Reg file. If there is a donation box, I will send you one for helping me. Thank you so much.

  2. Thank you!!!! I spent so much time on this and finally I found your page, your solution 1 worked. Thank you so much!!! I’m really grateful.

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