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Windows Store Apps stuck on pending state [Help Needed]

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Store Apps stuck on pending state [Help Needed]


    Title covers my issue, every app I try to install always says pending and never downloads.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello reloaded, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Usually clearing the Store cache helps with this.

    Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I'm not sure if this is because of that or not but I'm now getting this error:
    "We weren't able to connect to the store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the network connection timed out. Please try again later. (0x80080005)"
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you using a proxy?

    Do you have a 3rd party AV or firewall installed? If so, it may be blocking the Store from connecting.

    See if going through the listed troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I have Kingsoft antivirus and I don't think it's blocking it as it was previously opening, I tried restarting my internet and am testing it again now
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    If it still will not work, then you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated when it did work properly to hopefully fix it.

    Please let us know how it went.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    First do this..

    Open an administrative command prompt (importent)
    Type the following four commands:

    net stop wuauserv

    cd %systemroot%

    ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    net start wuauserv

    Try to install updates again.


    If that doesnt work, sometimes resetting the store cache will resolve your problems...

    Right Click the Start screen (bottom left hand corner)

    Click "Run"

    Type: "WSReset.exe" and hit enter



    When its finished it should open Windows Store. Your pending apps should now complete updating....

    Let us know how it comes out..
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the help but now I have this problem BSOD Critical_Process_Died
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