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Windows 8 Store Won't Open

WildTbag

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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 :rolleyes:
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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Brink

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WildTbag

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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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bobr

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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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jerendeb

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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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gavanid

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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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burgoyn1

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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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gavanid

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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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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    My 1st Build
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    Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (Running @ 4.1GHz)
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z87
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    32 GB Ram (4x8 Corsair Vengeance)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 ACX
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    Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB



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    Firefox/Chrome
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    Avast (Windows Defender keeps wanting me to scan every boot)

gavanid

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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?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My 1st Build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (Running @ 4.1GHz)
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z87
    Memory
    32 GB Ram (4x8 Corsair Vengeance)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 ACX
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E24A53
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB



    Western Digital 1TB
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750
    Case
    Corsair 200R
    Cooling
    Corsiair H80i (Liquid)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    (9-10/Mbs) 1 .5/7 Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox/Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast (Windows Defender keeps wanting me to scan every boot)

jerendeb

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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. :eek:
 

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