This App Does Not Support The Contract Specified Error Fix

Are you facing any trouble running any of the applications on Windows? Does running any application gives you the error “This App Does Not Support The Contract Specified”? This might be due to a recent update of Windows, any changes in the settings, or you may need to apply the latest update, etc. In this article, we will see the different methods that can be used to solve this issue. Let us start!


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Method 1: Disable VPN And Proxy

If you are using VPN, this might be one of the reasons for the error because specific region apps are not accessible or will have restrictions, so disable the VPN and then check if it works.

Disable VPN

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Network & Internet

 

Network Internet

 

Step 2: On the left side click on VPN

 

Vpn

 

Step 3: On the right side under advanced options, disable the options “Allow VPN over metered networks” and “Allow VPN while roaming” by clicking on the toggle bar below them

 

Disable Vpn

 

Disable Proxy

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together and click on Network & Internet

 

Network Internet

 

Step 2: On the left side click on Proxy

 

Proxy

 

Step 3: Disable the options “Automatically detect settings“, “Use setup script” and “Use a proxy server” which is on the right side by clicking on the toggle bar

 

Proxy

 

Manual Proxy

 

Now check if the issue is resolved.

Method 2: Change The Owner And Its Permissions In WindowsApps

 

Step 1: Open the File Explorer using Windows + I keys together and click on This PC on the left.

 

This Pc

 

Step 2: Double click on the C: drive

 

C Drive

 

Step 3: Double click on the Program Files

 

Program Files

 

Step 4: To display all the hidden files, click on the view tab at the top and select the checkbox beside Hidden items

 

Hidden Items

 


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Step 5: Right-click on the Windows Apps and from the appeared list click on Properties

 

Windows Apps

 

Step 6: In the opened WindowsApps properties go to the Security tab and click on Advanced

 

Security

 

Step 7: Click on the Change option at the top

 

Change

 

Step 8: Type the correct username in the “Enter the object name to select” section then click on OK

 

Add User

 

Step 9: Make sure the entered username is displayed in the Permission entries section.

 

Permission

 

Step 10: Enable “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” by clicking on the checkbox beside it

Step 11: To save the changes click on Apply and OK

Step 12: It will take some time to change the permission, once done there appears a pop-up click on ok.

Step 13: Again the rest of the opened windows click on Ok and exit from the window

Step 14: Restart the computer and check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 3: Disable Windows Firewall

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together.

Step 2: Type control firewall.cpl and hit enter. This will open the Windows defender Firewall

 

Firewall

 

Step 3: On the left click on Turn windows defender firewall on or off 

 

Windows Defender

 

Step 4: Click on the radio button beside Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) under private network settings

Step 5: Also click on the radio button Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) under public network settings

Turn Off

 

Step 6: Click on OK at the bottom to save the changes. Now the Firewall is disabled, check if the issue does not exist.

 

Method 4: Repair System Files Using DISM And SFC Commands

 

Step 1: Open the command prompt in administrator mode. To do that, type cmd in the windows search and hold Ctrl + Shift keys together then hit enter.

Step 2: A user account control pop up will appear, click on yes

Step 3: Execute the below commands one by one. Copy the below commands and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

 

Scanhealth

 

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup

 

Component Cleanup

 

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

 

Restore

 

Step 4: Once the execution is done, copy the below scan command and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter.

sfc /scannow

 

Sfc

 

Step 5: Wait for the execution to complete. Restart the system and then check if the issue is resolved.

 

Method 5: Run Troubleshooter For Windows Store Apps

 

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together.

Step 2: Click on Update & Security

 


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Update Security

 

Step 3: From the left click on Troubleshoot 

 

Troubleshoot

 

Step 4: At the right, click on Additional troubleshooters

 

Additional Troubleshooters

 

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Windows Store Apps then click on Run the troubleshooter

 

Run Troubleshoot

 

Step 5: It will detect if there are any problems and suggests the fix. Apply the fix if any, once done restart the system and then check if it solved.

 

Method 6: Update Microsoft Store Apps

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type ms-windows-store: in the prompt and hit enter. This will open Microsoft Store app

 

Ms Store

 

Step 3: At the right side, click on the Profile then click on App settings

 

App Settings

 

Step 4: Enable the App updates by clicking on the toggle bar beside it.

 

Update

 

Step 5: So if there are any updates for the app, it will automatically get installed.

 

Method 7: Reset Windows Store Cache

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type WSReset.exe in the run prompt and hit enter. This will reset the windows store (Microsoft store)

 

Reset

 

Step 3: An empty command prompt will appear on the display screen and wait for it to disappear.

Step 4: Microsoft store app will open by itself. Now check if the issue is solved.

Method 8: Free Up Space Using Disk Cleanup

 

Step 1: Open the File Explorer using Windows + I keys together and click on This PC on the left.

 

This Pc

 

Step 2: Right click on the Local Disk (C:) then click on Properties

 

Properties

 

Step 3: Click on Disk Cleanup. This will calculate how much space it could free up

 

Disk Cleanup

 

Step 4: In the opened window, select which files you want to clean by clicking on the checkbox beside it.

 

Cleanup

 

Step 5: Click on OK and wait till the clean up process is finished

 

Method 9: Run The Full Scan On Your System

 

Step 1: Open Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Update & Security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: On the left click on Windows Security

 

Windows Security

 

Step 4: From the right, click on Virus & threat protection

 

Virus Threat

 

Step 5: Click on the Scan options under Current threats section

 

Scan Options

 

Step 6: Select Full scan by clicking on the radio button beside it and then click on Scan now button


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Full Scan

 

Step 7: When the scan is complete all the threats will be listed if there were any. Resolve them by clicking on the  Start Actions button and then if the issue is solved.

 

Method 10: Re-install The Problematic App

 

Step 1: Open Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Apps

 

Apps

 

Step 3: Under the Apps & features, find the problematic app and select it. Click on uninstall. For example here I am uninstalling Microsoft teams

 

Teams

 

Step 4: When the app is uninstalled, go to the Microsoft store by typing ms-windows-store: in the Run prompt (Windows + R) and hitting enter

 

Ms Store

 

Step 5: Search the application in the Microsoft store app you just uninstalled. To do this type the app name in the search bar and from the list of best matches click on the needed app.

 

Search Teams

 

Step 6: Select it and click on Install reinstall it. Now launch the app and check if the issue is solved.

 

Teams Install

 

Method 11: Reset The Computer

 

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Update & Security

 

Update Security

 

Step 3: From the left side click on Recovery

 

Recovery

 

Step 4: Click on Get started button at the right

 

Recover

 

Step 5: A window will be appeared having two options Keep my files or Remove everything

Step 6: Select the one which meets your requirement then follow the on screen instructions to reset the PC. As an example, here I will select Keep my files. Now check if the error is solved.

 

Keep Files

 

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful and let us know which of the above method you applied to solve the issue. Thank you!!

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