Xbox app not downloading or installing on Windows 10 / 11

The Xbox app for windows 10, android, and IOS which helps with Xbox console features such as Remote control, provides another screen for Xbox gaming applications and content. At times the Xbox app can simply not download or not install on Windows 10 on your PC. This can be super frustrating when trying to connect with friends for online multiplayer gaming events. We recommend 3 ways to resolve this issue. The issue usually happens at times when the Microsoft store app is not functioning well. Let us explore those along with the other reasons for the issue in this article.

Method 1: Reset the Xbox app package

Step 1: Search Powershell in Windows search box. Right click on Powershell icon and then choose run as admin.

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Step 2: Type in the below command

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


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Step 3: Press Enter to execute the command.

Step 4: Click on the Start button and select Restart from the power options.


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You can launch your Xbox application once the PC restarts to check if the application is working fine.

Method 2: Run the License Service Script

Step 1: Click on the search bar and type in Notepad to open the app.


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Step 2: Type or paste the following into the Notepad 

echo offnet stop clipsvcif “%1″==”” ( echo ==== BACKING UP LOCAL LICENSES move %windir%serviceprofileslocalserviceappdatalocalmicrosoftclipsvctokens.dat %windir%serviceprofileslocalserviceappdatalocalmicrosoftclipsvctokens.bak )if “%1″==”recover” ( echo ==== RECOVERING LICENSES FROM BACKUP copy %windir%serviceprofileslocalserviceappdatalocalmicrosoftclipsvctokens.bak %windir%serviceprofileslocalserviceappdatalocalmicrosoftclipsvctokens.dat )net start clipsvc


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Step 3: Save the Notepad file with the name License.bat, by selecting the File menu and the Save option.


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Step 4: Double click on the License.bat file to execute it.


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Once the file is executed you will have to reinstall the Xbox app on the windows store to check if it is working fine.

Method 3: Clearing the Microsoft Store Cache

Step 1: Press the Windows+R on your keyboard. This will open the Run application on your PC.

Step 2: Type wsreset.exe and click OK. Press Yes to continue in UAC(User Access Control) window to proceed.


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Step 3: Post the reset process of the Windows store you will need to restart the computer. Press on the start button and click on the power button, select Restart from the options.


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Now you can check the Windows store to see if it is working fine. We have to do this because the Xbox app is dependent on the Microsoft store app. When the Microsoft store app works well the other dependent apps also function well. . Following these steps will ensure your Xbox application is up and running again for your to enjoy your favorite games. Tell us in the comments which method worked best for your resolution