How to Reinstall Microsoft Store on Windows 10?

Microsoft Store, which was previously called as the Windows Store, is the exclusive platform to get official applications for the Windows devices. Like Google’s Playstore and Apple’s App Store, Microsoft Store is also the collection of millions of amazing apps, which are available in both free and paid variants.

There could be several reasons that may be prompting you to search for the ways to reinstall the Microsoft Store on your device.

May be due to some glitch, the Microsoft Store on your system is misbehaving. Because of that, you might be facing troubles in downloading the apps from the store. 

Or perhaps you might have uninstalled the Microsoft Store accidentally, and then unable to reinstall it back.

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Whatever the reason might be, if you want to reinstall the Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 system, and unable to do so, then we are here for your redemption.

You might have noticed that unlike the third-party applications, the system apps like Microsoft Store cannot be uninstalled from the Control Panel. You can only uninstall them using Windows PowerShell or any third-party tool.

In this guide, we would tell you about three simple methods that you can use to reinstall Microsoft Store and other default apps.

Reinstall Microsoft Store through Windows Settings

This one is a very simple and straightforward method. However, this would work only for Windows 10 1803 and above versions.

This one is a very simple and straightforward method. However, this would work only for Windows 10 1803 and above versions.

  1. Go to Settings->Apps->Apps & Features

    Apps and Features

  2. Search for the Microsoft Store in the list of Applications. Click on it and then click Advanced options.

  3. In this window, scroll down and look for the Reset button. Click the Reset button to reinstall the Microsoft Store.

  4. Restart your system and check if Microsoft store is reinstalled correctly or not.

Reinstall Microsoft Store Using PowerShell

This method requires Windows PowerShell. Using this, you can uninstall not only the Microsoft Store but also the other default apps that cannot be reinstalled by the usual way.

1. In Windows search type PowerShell, right-click on the app icon and then click on Run as Administrator.

Run PowerShell as Administrator

2. Now you have to get the package name of the Microsoft Store. For that copy and paste the following command on PowerShell prompt and press the Enter key

Get-Appxpackage –Allusers
Get Package Name Command

3. Scroll until you find the Microsoft Office section. Once you are there, copy the PackageFullName entry using ctrl+c. If you want to reinstall any other app, look for it and copy it PackageFullName.

4. Now execute the following command:

Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>” –DisableDevelopmentMode

In this command replace the C with the drive letter where your Windows 10 operating system is installed and replace <PackageFullName> with the PackageFullName of Microsoft Store or any other app which you want to reinstall.

After executing the command, your Microsoft Store would be reinstalled.

Reinstall All Default Apps Using PowerShell at Once( including Microsoft Store)

Now, this is a big and riskier step to take. Using this method, you can reinstall not only Microsoft Store but also the app downloaded from it and the default apps that come bundled with Windows 10.

So before applying this step, remember that all apps data would also be gone, and applications would be freshly installed.

1. Close all the running apps, if any.

2. Open the Windows PowerShell with admin rights as directed in the previous method’s step 1.

3. Now in the PowerShell, copy and paste the following command and press the Enter key for the execution:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
Command for reinstalling all app at once

4. The command would take a while to execute, and you might see some errors on the screen too, during execution. Just ignore those errors and wait for the command to get finish running.

5. After the process is complete, restart your system, and check whether the apps are reinstalled or not.

Direct Re-install Microsoft Store

If you want to directly install the Microsoft Store, you can do it with an external installer. Follow these steps:

  1. Download the Microsoft Store installer by following this store installer
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file
  3. Open the extracted folder and run Add-Store.cmd file with administrative rights.add store
  4. Microsoft Store would be installed.

Conclusion and FAQs

So, these are the 3 standard methods to reinstall the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. If a problem is not a big one, then undoubtedly one of these methods would work for you. 

As you can notice that the two of these methods can be applied to reinstall the default Windows applications too. So bookmark this guide if in future you encountered problems with any default Windows app.

Here are Frequently Asked Questions on Microsoft Store re-installation.

1. Why is Windows Store not Opening?

Windows or Microsoft Store might not be opening on your system because of several reasons like broken installation, corrupted registries, or a malware attack. This guide would help you to restore it.

2. How to Uninstall Microsoft Store?

Microsoft Store could not be uninstalled using usual way how third-part applications are uninstalled from Control Panel. Using The methods mention in this guide you can restore or reinstall it.

3. How do I repair Microsoft Store?

If you are encountering problems with your Windows 10 system’s Microsoft Store, then you can repair it using the methods explained in this guide.

3 thoughts on “How to Reinstall Microsoft Store on Windows 10?”

  1. i used the “Direct Re-install Microsoft Store” method on the last of the list of things to try… it worked straight away and i had spent HOURS trying to find a solution to this problem.. thanks alot guys!


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