How to Reinstall Microsoft Store App on Windows 10 / 11

Since the introduction of Windows 10 , it comes with some default features that let you delete apps either one by one, or the entire Microsoft Store App. Sometimes, you may face issues like a specific app not working or when the Microsoft Store app stops working. In such situations, you would need to reinstall all apps (including the Store app) that come built-in with the Windows 10 OS or the individual Microsoft Store app. You may also want to restore an app if you have accidentally deleted it somehow. Here in this post, we have shown a few updated ways on how to reinstall Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 or the individual apps. Let’s see how.


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Method 1: Reinstall the Microsoft Store App Using Settings

Case 1 – For Windows 10

Step 1: Press the Win + I shortcut key on your keyboard to open the Settings window.

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

Step 3: Next, on the left side of the pane, select Apps and features.

 

Settings Apps Apps And Features

 

Step 4: Now, on the right side of the window, scroll down and select Microsoft Store.

Click on Advanced options below it.

 

Apps & Features Microsoft Store Advanced Options

 

Step 5: In the next window, scroll down and go to the Reset section.

Press the Reset button below it.


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Microsoft Store Advanced Options Reset

 

Step 6: In the warning that pops up, press the Reset button again.

 

Reset Warning Pop Up Reset

 

This will reset and reinstall the Microsoft Store app.

You can now access the Microsoft Store app normally.

Case 2 – For Windows 11

1- Search Apps & Features in Windows search and click on it.
Open Apps & Features Win11

2 – Now, Search Microsoft Store in Search box and then

Advanced Options Min

 

3 – Now, Click on 3 vertical dots and then click on Advanced options.

4 -Click on Reset to reset Microsoft store.

Reset Store Min

Method 2: Reinstall Microsoft Store App Using PowerShell

 

If the Microsoft Store app is already installed, but if it’s not working, proceed with the below steps:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command window.

Step 2: In the Run command search box, type powershell and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter shortcut key on your keyboard to open the Windows PowerShell in elevated mode.

 

Run Command Powershell Enter

 

 

 

Step 4: Now, execute the below command and press Enter:

 

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

 

This will install or reinstall the Microsoft Store.

If you also want to restore all Built in apps on your system then run the command given below.

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

 

*Note – However, if the Windows Store is missing, you can skip the Step 3 and directly proceed to the Step 4.

 

But, if the Powershell Get-AppxPackage does not work, then, follow the below process to enable the AppX Deployment Service through Registry Editor.

Before making any changes to the Registry Editor, make sure you create a backup of the registry data, so that, in case you lose any data during the process, you can restore it.

 

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

 

Step 2: In the Run command window that opens, write regedit and press OK to pen the Registry Editor window.

 

Win + R Run Command Regedit Ok

 

Step 3: In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the below path:


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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppXSvc

 

Now, go to the right side of the pane and double-click on the Start key.

 

Registry Editor Naviigate To Appxsvc Path Start Double Click

 

Step 4: In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window that opens, set the Value data field to 2.

Press OK to save changes and exit.

 

Edit Dword (32 Bit) Value Value Data Change To 2 Ok

 

Now, reboot your PC for the changes to be effective. You can now try opening the Microsoft Store app and it should work fine.

 

Alternatively, you can you try performing a repair upgrade if the Windows 10 OS is the issue. This will require you to re-install the Windows 10 using a Windows installation media of Windows 10 with the help of a flash drive, DVD, or an ISO file (download the official Microsoft ISO media for Windows 10 from here).  This method will help repair the broken OS files while keeping your important files, settings, and apps safe. You will then have a fresh Microsoft Store app.

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6 thoughts on “How to Reinstall Microsoft Store App on Windows 10 / 11”

  1. You Are A life saver. I was trying to open my ms store for 2 yrs but nothing worked.I tried your registry editor method and it worked. Thank YOU very much

  2. Thank you so much!
    Had this problem and tried so many things. You’re the first that actually included using Microsoft Windows ISO media as a solution. I had already tried to reintall windows and that didn’t work. Seems like my version of windows may have had broken/corrupted files. Everything finally works now.^^

  3. OMG i had this problem where i can’t reinstall MStore right after i enter the script to downloaded it, just nothing happened. Then i tried to do the solution you share with is to change the thing in Registry Editor, and WORKS perfectly, thanks sharing.

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