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Windows 8 Store Won't Open

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    Windows 8 Store Won't Open


    This is a huge problem. There is long thread at Windows 8 Store Won't Open? - Microsoft Community
    Still unsolved. I replied there and want to repeat it here.. to spread the word
    Microsoft, could you please wake up?! Obviously many users can NOT access the Windows Store, let beside no other 'App' starts, not 'Finance', not 'Weather', nothing. All the 'suggestions' are, sorry, bullshit. The best one can expect is to not break the system completely. Do not try any of this, it does not work. The problem lies much deeper and is not fixable by registry editing, dll-register, new user account, fonts,... blaba. ONLY MICROSOFT CAN COME UP WITH A FIX.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,466
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello WildTbag,

    Please go through the items in the tutorial below to see if they may be able to help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Hi Brink, thank you for your reply, but i tried allready all the suggestions except refresh/fresh install. This is not an option to me, since i upgraded and have tons of desktop applications, a lot of games with patches and so on.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    go to: (control panel) by right clicking on the windows logo at bottom left hand corner - under (system and security) select - (find and fix problem) - click on - (fix problem with windows update) windows update box will appear - click on (next) then click on (try troubleshooting as administrator) should fix your problem
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  5. #5


    Dutchess County, NY
    Posts : 17
    Window 8 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by bobr View Post
    go to: (control panel) by right clicking on the windows logo at bottom left hand corner - under (system and security) select - (find and fix problem) - click on - (fix problem with windows update) windows update box will appear - click on (next) then click on (try troubleshooting as administrator) should fix your problem
    NOPE. Found errors and fixed them but no change to the Windows Store. I still need Fiddler software to be able to open the store.

    As a sideline, I don't know how long this has been an issue because of not using the Metro Apps. But last Sunday I installed the Pro Version of MALWAREBYTES and SECURE STORAGE BACKUP or whatever it is called. Found quite a bit of Malware and fixed that .... could that be a related issue?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bobr View Post
    go to: (control panel) by right clicking on the windows logo at bottom left hand corner - under (system and security) select - (find and fix problem) - click on - (fix problem with windows update) windows update box will appear - click on (next) then click on (try troubleshooting as administrator) should fix your problem
    Tried this but proplem comes back after reboot??
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Potential Fix


    I posted this on another forum, for some people it works and others it does not. Just spreading the fix around.

    1. Open cmd in administrator
    2. Run the following command without quotes: "powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml"

    It will take about a min to do its stuff, but it will make the store start to work. For some people this does not work and just throws them errors of corrupt files.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by burgoyn1 View Post
    I posted this on another forum, for some people it works and others it does not. Just spreading the fix around.

    1. Open cmd in administrator
    2. Run the following command without quotes: "powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml"

    It will take about a min to do its stuff, but it will make the store start to work. For some people this does not work and just throws them errors of corrupt files.

    Thnx for reply,

    I let it update to 8.1 and it worked,I guess it re-installed files, Shame no iso to burn. It says we will tell you what to do at the next step but nothing, it just installs
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  9. #9


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jerendeb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobr View Post
    go to: (control panel) by right clicking on the windows logo at bottom left hand corner - under (system and security) select - (find and fix problem) - click on - (fix problem with windows update) windows update box will appear - click on (next) then click on (try troubleshooting as administrator) should fix your problem
    NOPE. Found errors and fixed them but no change to the Windows Store. I still need Fiddler software to be able to open the store.

    As a sideline, I don't know how long this has been an issue because of not using the Metro Apps. But last Sunday I installed the Pro Version of MALWAREBYTES and SECURE STORAGE BACKUP or whatever it is called. Found quite a bit of Malware and fixed that .... could that be a related issue?
    Whats this Fiddler Software?
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  10. #10


    Dutchess County, NY
    Posts : 17
    Window 8 Pro with Media Center


    I gave up. Fortunately I cloned my original hard and put it back in my PC. Then updated it, then cloned it back to the faster hard drive and finally upgraded to 8.1.
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