Microsoft Store App Update Error Code: 0x80070141 Fix

While updating the Windows Store, you may sometimes come across an error  – Something unexpected happened, Code: 0x80070141. This error usually shows up when you found two updates for the Microsoft Store app, but the update fails with this error code. It further states “There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80070141)

While, you can try disabling any 3rd party antivirus software on your PC temporarily and check if it works, sometimes, it may not work. However, this post offers some solutions that may help you get rid of the Microsoft Store app update error code: 0x80070141. Let’s see how.


Method 1: By Running the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter


Step 1: Right-click on Start menu and select Settings.


Start Right Click Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Update & Security.


Settings Update & Security


Step 3: Next, on the left side of the pane, select the Troubleshoot option.


Update & Security Left Side Troubleshoot


Step 4: Now, go to the right side of the pane, click on the Additional troubleshooters link.


Troubleshoot Right Side Additional Troubleshooters


Step 5: In the next window, go to the Find and fix other problems section and click on the Windows Store Apps.

Then, click on Run the troubleshooter button.


Additional Troubleshooters Find And Fix Other Problems Windows Store Apps Run The Troubleshooter


Now, let the troubleshooter detect the problem and of any issues found, it will fix it automatically.


Method 2: By Repairing the Windows Store and Updating Components


Step 1: Press the Win + X keys together on your keyboard and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).


Win + X Windows Powershell (admin)


Step 2: Run the below command in the Windows PowerShell (Admin) window and press Enter:


net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*"
rmdir %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
rmdir %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 /S /Q
regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc


Windows Powershell (admin) Run Command To Reset Windows Store Enter


Once the Windows Store apps is reset and the components are updated, reboot your PC and the error should be gone now.


Method 3: By Resetting Microsoft Store using the Settings App


Step 1: Go to the Start menu, click on it and select Settings (gear icon).


Desktop Start Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Apps.


Settings Apps


Step 3: In the next window, you are taken directly to the Apps & features section.

Go to the right side of the pane, scroll down, select Microsoft Store and click on the Advanced options link below it.


Apps & Features Microsoft Store Advanced Options


Step 4: Next, scroll down and select Reset. Click on the Reset button.


Microsoft Store Reset Reset Button


Step 5: In the warning pop up, click on Reset again to confirm.


Warning Pop Up Reset To Confirm


Step 6: Once the reset is complete, you would need to re-install Windows Store using the Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on Start menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).


Start Right Click Windows Powershell Admin


Step 7: In the Windows Powershell (Admin) window, execute the below command and hit Enter:


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


Windows Powershell (admin) Run Command To Reinstall Windows Store Enter


Once the command is processed, reboot your PC and the error should be gone now.