FIX : Windows Store Error 0x80131505 in Windows 11 , 10

Many Windows 10 users have reported seeing an error while updating the applications from the Windows Store. Once the error is seen, the user won’t be able to update the apps from Windows Store. This issue is known to be present in Windows 7,8,10.


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Potential reasons to see this error are :

  • Corrupt Store Cache.
  • Incomplete SoftwareDistribution Folder
  • Corrupt System Files.
  • The Required services are not enabled.
  • Unexpected glitch in Windows Store.

In this article, we have compiled some fixes that will help you fix the Windows Store Error with error code 0x80131505. Before proceeding with the specific fixes, try signing in and signing out from the Windows Store.

Fix 1: Try Running the SC commands

Step 1: Open the Run Terminal. One can use the shortcut Windows and R.


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Step 2: Type cmd and hold the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Command Prompt in Admin mode.

 

 

Cmd

 

Step 3: If a confirmation dialog up asking for permission, just click on Yes.

Step 4: In the Command Prompt window that appears, type the below commands. Make sure to hit enter after every command.

sc config wuauserv start=auto
sc config bits start=auto
sc config cryptsvc start=auto
sc config trustedinstaller start=auto
exit

Step 5: Restart your System

Check if this helps. If not, try the next fix.

Fix 2: Renaming Windows Distribution Folder

Step 1: Open the Run Terminal. One can use the shortcut Windows and R.

Step 2: Type cmd and hold the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Command Prompt in Admin mode.

 

 

Cmd

 

Step 3: If a confirmation dialog up asking for permission, just click on Yes.

Step 4: In the Command Prompt window that appears, type the below commands. Make sure to hit enter after every command.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
exit

 

Step 5: Open Run Window

Step 6: Type powershell and press Enter.

 

 

Powershell

 

Step 7: If you see a confirmation dialog popping up, click on Yes.

Step 8: In the window that opens, copy-paste the following commands. Make sure to hit Enter after every command.

wuauclt.exe /updatenow
exit

Step 5: Restart the system.

Fix 3: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog.


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Step 2: In the appearing window, type the command ms-settings:troubleshoot and click on OK

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In Windows 10

Step 3: In the Settings–> Update & Security –> Troubleshoot window that appears,  choose the Additional troubleshooters option

 

Additional Trobleshhoters

 

Step 4: In the Additional Troubleshooters window that opens, choose the Windows Update option

Step 5: Click on then Run the troubleshooter button

 

Troubleshooter Windows Update

 

Step 6: Now, the system will start looking for problems. You will be notified once the problem is found, follow the on-screen instructions to fix the problem.

Step 7: Restart the System.

 

In Windows 11:

Step 3: In the appearing window, click on Troubleshoot.

 

Troubleshhot

 

Step 4: Now, click on Other Troubleshooters.

 

Other Troubleshooters

 

Step 5: Click on the Run button next to Windows Update.

 

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter Min

 

Step 6: Now, the system will start looking for problems. You will be notified once the problem is found, follow the on-screen instructions to fix the problem.

Step 7: Restart the System.

Fix 4: Re-register all the Apps in Windows Store

Step 1: Open Run Window using Windows+R.

Step 2: Type powershell and press Enter.

 

 

Powershell

 

Step 3: If you see a confirmation dialog popping up, click on Yes.

Step 4: In the window that opens, copy-paste the following command.

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

 

Step 5: Restart the System.

Fix 5: Reset the Windows Store

Step 1: Open the Run Terminal using the keys Windows and R.

Step 2: Type cmd and hold the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Command Prompt in Admin mode.

 

 

Cmd

 

Step 3: If a confirmation dialog up asking for permission, just click on Yes.

Step 4: In the Command Prompt window that appears, type the below commands.

wsreset.exe

 

Step 5: Restart your system.

Fix 5: Try Re-registering Windows Store Apps using PowerShell

Step 1: Open Run Window using Windows+R.

Step 2: Type powershell and press Enter.

 

 

Powershell

 

Step 3: If you see a confirmation dialog popping up, click on Yes.

Step 4: In the window that opens, copy-paste the following command.

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

 

Step 5: Restart the System.

Fix 6:Delete the contents from the Software Distribution folder in Safe Mode.

Step 1: Open the Run Terminal by holding the Windows and R keys simultaneously.

Step 2: Type ms-settings:recovery and press OK.

Mssettings Recovery

 

Step 3:  Just Click on Restart Now.

 

Recovery Option Advanced Startup Restart Now Min

 

Step 4: You can see the blue screen with the message Please Wait

Step 5: In the appearing window, click on Troubleshoot

 

Continue Troubleshoot Startup Repair Min

 

Step 6: Click on Advanced options

 

Advanced Options Startup Repair

 

Step 7: Click on Startup Settings.

 

Advanced Options Startup Repair Startup Settings Command Prompt

 

Step 8: Now click on the Restart button.

 

Startup Settings Restart Startup Repair

 

Step 9: Press the F4 key to open the system in Safe Mode.

 

Startup Settings Safe Mode Options Startup Repair

 

Step 10: Once the system opens in Safe Mode, hold the key Windows+E to open an explorer window.

Step 11: In the search bar at the top, copy-paste the below location,

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution

 

Step 12: Delete all the contents within this folder

Step 13: Restart the System.


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Step 14: Try running Windows update and check if the issue has been fixed.

Fix 6: Perform System Restore

In case nothing works, perform a System Restore. Below are the steps to be followed:

Step 1: Open the Run Terminal by holding the Windows and R keys simultaneously.

Step 2: Type ms-settings:recovery and press OK.

Mssettings Recovery

 

Step 3:  Just Click on Restart Now.

 

Recovery Option Advanced Startup Restart Now Min

 

Step 4: You can see the blue screen with the message Please Wait

Step 5: In the appearing window, click on Troubleshoot

 

Continue Troubleshoot Startup Repair Min

 

Step 6: Click on Advanced options

 

Advanced Options Startup Repair

 

Step 7: Click on System Restore.

 

Advanced Options Startup Repair Startup Settings Command Prompt

 

Step 8: In the appearing window, select your account.

Step 9: Choose the keyboard layout.

Step 10: In the appearing window, choose the restore point.

Step 11: Sit back and wait patiently, till the system is restored.

Step 12: Once the System restores finishes, click on the Restart button.

 

That’s All.

We hope this article has been informative. Kindly comment and let us know the fix that helped you solve the issue.

Thank you for Reading.

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