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Solved No Access to Windows Store on RT 8.1


#1
Well over the last day or so, I've been unable to access to Windows Store on my Surface RT tablet. I've refreshed it, but that didn't fix the issue. I've completely reset the tablet. No go there either.

The error I receive is: Windows Store isn't available right now. Please try again later.

Initially, I was able to bring up the main screen of the Windows Store, but I'm unable to even do that now. Any help is appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 68.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
#2
It's working again on a Microsoft account. Just started working on it's own. Downloading my apps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 68.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
#3
Well, I registered just to find out if anyone else had this issue (which I also did) but I couldn't confirm whether is issue was just limited to me, the rest of the UK or the whole world. But as you say it turns out to be working again.

It was starting to make me a bit restless having to wait for this to resolve itself as I'm in an unfortunate position where I have to support approx. 40 Surface RTs for a school. I was asked to install an app which would allow the teachers to take registers, lookup pupil data, etc.., however I only work 2 days a week here and I was halfway through the rollout of the app before being forced to give up. With no word from Microsoft either, I was getting almost quite stressed out. But as it's working again, I'm now rushing to get the app on as many devices as I can now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    Browser
    Waterfox (based on Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
#4
One thing I notice is I cannot find the app call Bing Wikipedia Browser. I checked on my PC, and it mentions it's unavailable.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 68.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
#5
Yes, I've noticed a few apps which are no longer there which were, as well as a couple which were installed but suddenly not now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    Browser
    Waterfox (based on Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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