Top Methods to Repair Apps and Programs in Windows 10

Top Methods to Repair Apps and Programs in Windows 10

When the Microsoft Store isn't working correctly or has been uninstalled, you can follow various methods to repair or reinstall it effectively.

How to Repair or Reinstall Microsoft Store in Windows 10?​

1. Repair Microsoft Store via Settings​

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. On the Windows Settings home page, go to Apps.
  3. From the left pane, click Apps & features.
  4. On the right side, you should see a list of installed apps. Go through the list and find the app or program you want to repair.
  5. Once located, select the app, and click Advanced options. Advanced options
  6. On the next page, scroll it to find the Reset section. Click the Repair button Repair app -  How to Repair Apps and Programs in Windows 10

  7. This will repair the program, and your app-related data, including login credentials, will not be affected.
  8. If this doesn’t help, you can use the Reset button, which will delete all the app’s data.
However, if you don’t find the Advanced options option for the app you want to repair, you need to uninstall the program. To do so, locate the app, click the three-dot icon, and choose Uninstall. Once done, restart your PC if prompted.

By following these steps, the Microsoft Store might start functioning correctly again by repairing or resetting its data.

2. Reinstall Microsoft Store via PowerShell​

  • Open PowerShell:
    • Press Win + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Execute the Command:
    • Type or paste the following command and press Enter:Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Executing this command reinstalls the Microsoft Store for all users, which can resolve issues related to its functionality.

3. Reinstall Microsoft Store Using the Xbox App​

  • Install Xbox App:
    • If the Xbox app isn't installed, download it from the Xbox website and install it.
  • Open Xbox App:
    • Launch the Xbox app and navigate to the Settings menu.
    • Go to General/Account.
  • Reinstall Missing Applications:
    • At the bottom of the settings page, you will see prompts to install missing applications, including the Microsoft Store.
    • Click on the Install button next to Microsoft Store.
This method reinstalls the Microsoft Store by leveraging the Xbox app’s built-in reinstallation feature, making it a convenient workaround.

4. Reset Windows Update and Store Components​

  • Open PowerShell with Admin Rights:
    • Press Win + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Run the Commands:
    • Copy and paste each of the following commands one by one and press Enter after each: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
These commands reset the Windows Update and Store components, which can fix issues related to updates and installations.

5. In-Place Upgrade​

  • Download Windows Installation Tool:
  • Run the Tool:
    • Open the downloaded tool, accept the license terms, and select Upgrade this PC now.
  • Follow the On-Screen Instructions:
    • Complete the upgrade process, which will reinstall Windows and the Microsoft Store without affecting your files.
This comprehensive method corrects a wider range of issues by reinstalling Windows components, including the Microsoft Store.

By carefully following these methods, you should be able to repair or reinstall the Microsoft Store on your Windows device, ensuring it functions properly.
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