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Windows 10 Windows store not loading after Windows reset

dsayers2014

VIP Member
Hi hoping someone can help me out I had to reset windows 10 and now windows store wont load when I click it it just gives a spinning circle then closes.

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Plus Skype was giving an error unable to open

Search wasn't working.

So I did some research and found this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027338/store-windows-store-does-not-launch

I realised that the regional setting was set to Afghanistan and every time I set to United Kingdom it would revert back to Afghanistan so I searched up on region settings not changing and found this https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...win10-cu/dbb201ae-3be1-4577-9c27-91c1060561a0

I had to open
REGEDIT but was unable to find the GEO key under

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International

So I thought I try and create one but was denied access - "no permissions".

So I right clicked on the key, selected "permissions" ADDED my user ID, "Checked Names", and set the permissions to FULL CONTROL. GEO key appeared and UK was set.

So now I was able to change settings to UK and restarted my laptop and the settings saved.

Search now works but still the same windows store wont open plus Skype preview says We cant sign in due to regional polices.

Other things I have tried is:


Reset the Store cache:
Press Windows + R keys to open the run command box.
Type WSReset, then try launching Store and sign in.

Still the same.

I have tried using windows power shell and using

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

Result:

Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\WINDOWS\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml' because it does not exist.
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register C:\WINDOWS\WinStore ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\WINDOWS\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], ItemNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand


Hopefully someone can help me out before I need to do a complete reinstall thanks
 
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dsayers2014

VIP Member
Just to add to the power shell error Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\WINDOWS\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml' because it does not exist.

I have checked OS C: and the path does not exist

I dont have capital WINDOWS within lower case windows folder

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But in windows.old I do but I dont have WinStore folder

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H4MZ4

Registered
I would try re-installing Windows Store overall.

Open Powershell as admin:

Code:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Then check it has been uninstalled, now open PowerShell again:

Code:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentM
ode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

However, for some users, the above command may throw one of the following errors and Store does not get reinstated:



Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.

error 0x80070057: While processing the request, the system failed to register the windows.applyDataExtension extension …

error 0x80070057: Cannot register the request because the following error was encountered during the registration of the windows.applyDataExtension extension: The parameter is incorrect.

An internal error occurred with error 0x80070002.

Package could not be registered. Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.23.23.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package because there was a merge failure.
 

dsayers2014

VIP Member
I would try re-installing Windows Store overall.

Open Powershell as admin:

Code:
Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Then check it has been uninstalled, now open PowerShell again:

Code:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentM
ode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


Thanks it has uninstalled correctly but when I try to reinstall I get

Code:
Get-AppxPackage : Access is denied.
Access is denied.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxP ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetApp
   xPackageCommand

Ill try a complete Windows install during the week
 

H4MZ4

Registered
Thanks it has uninstalled correctly but when I try to reinstall I get

Code:
Get-AppxPackage : Access is denied.
Access is denied.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxP ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetApp
   xPackageCommand

Ill try a complete Windows install during the week
Ah, with PowerShell running as admin?

You could also have a try with creating a new user and moving all your files over to that, and deleting the old one, since that installs all the apps again. But a fresh install of Windows would probably be better with those unusual regional issues.
 
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