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Reinstalling Microsoft Store on Windows 11

The Microsoft Store is a central hub for downloading and managing applications on Windows 11, making it an essential component of the operating system. However, like any software, it may encounter issues that require a reinstall. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to reinstall the Microsoft Store on Windows 11.

Option 1: Check for Updates

Before diving into a reinstallation process, ensure that your Windows 11 system is up to date. Microsoft regularly releases updates that address various issues, including those related to the Microsoft Store. To check for updates, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings menu.
  2. Click on "Windows Update" in the left sidebar.
  3. Select "Check for updates" and let Windows download and install any available updates.

Option 2: Use PowerShell to Reinstall Microsoft Store

If updating your system doesn't resolve the issue, you can use PowerShell to reinstall the Microsoft Store. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Press Windows key + X and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)" from the menu. If you don't see it, you can also use "Command Prompt (Admin)."
  2. In the PowerShell window, type or paste the following command and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  3. Wait for the process to complete. It may take a few minutes.
  4. Once the command execution is finished, close PowerShell and restart your computer.

Option 3: Reset Microsoft Store

If the issue persists, you can try resetting the Microsoft Store to its default state. Here's how:

  1. Open Settings (Windows key + I), and click on "Apps."
  2. Scroll down to find and click on "Microsoft Store."
  3. Click on "Advanced options."
  4. Scroll down and click on "Reset." Confirm any prompts that appear.
  5. After the reset is complete, restart your computer.

Option 4: Reinstall Microsoft Store via Settings

If the above steps don't resolve the issue, you can attempt to uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft Store using the Settings app:

  1. Open Settings (Windows key + I), and click on "Apps."
  2. Scroll down to find and click on "Microsoft Store."
  3. Click on "Uninstall," and confirm any prompts that appear.
  4. Now, open the Microsoft Store from the Start menu.
  5. Search for any app and attempt to install it. This action will trigger the reinstallation of the Microsoft Store.


Reinstalling the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is a straightforward process that can help resolve issues related to app downloads, updates, or other store-related functionalities. By following these steps, you should be able to enjoy a smoothly functioning Microsoft Store on your Windows 11 system. If the problem persists, consider reaching out to Microsoft support for further assistance.

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Posted: 2023-12-13
By: dwirch
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