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Fix Microsoft store won’t open error code 0x80070422 in Windows 10

Are you suffering from Microsoft store problems such as Microsoft Store won’t open,  won’t download apps, or fails to load with error code 0x80070422. A number of users report after recent windows 10 Upgrade Windows 10 Store not working, or Microsoft App Store not opening. The common reason behind this error is Store app cache may get Damaged while the upgrade process. Some others are such as System Files Get corrupted while windows upgrade, may there is some bug installed with the latest updates, etc.

Microsoft store error 0x80070422

If you Are also having difficulty while opening the Microsoft Store app, Windows Store doesn’t open or Crashes at startup. Here is the best solution Personally I have found it very helpful.

  • Press Windows + R, type Regedit, and hit enter key to open the windows registry editor.
  • Backup registry database, then navigate following path
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Auto Update.

Note: if the auto-update key is not there then right-click on CurrentVersion -> new->key and name it to Auto-update. Then on the right pane right-click -> new -> DWORD 32bit value And name it as EnableFeaturedSoftware.

registry tweak to fix windows store problems

  • Here On the right side, Make sure that EnableFeaturedSoftware Data is set up 1.
  • If not then double click it and change the value to 1.
  • Then NOW, Go to Services.msc and look for Windows Update Service,
  • If it’s not started or disabled. Double click on it change the startup type automatic and start the service.
  • Restart windows to make a fresh start and open windows 10 hope this helps.
Still, need help? try solutions below

Make Sure windows Have installed the latest updates. You can manually check and install latest updates from Settings -> update & Security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates.

Press Windows + R, type wsreset, and ok this will reset Microsoft store cache, which probably helps to fix different store-related problems.

Also, Make Sure UAC (User Account Control) is enabled. You can check This from Control panel ->  User Accounts -> Change User Account Control settings -> Then Slide the slider to the Recommended position -> Click OK.

Check if the date and time on your Windows PC are correct. Checking in is important as many encrypted connections rely on that data, including Windows Store. After adjusting the date and time on your PC, check if Windows Store is opening now.

If you have recently just installed some new anti-virus programs on your computer, it is highly suggested that uninstall them from your computer first of all, since there is a big possibility that anti-virus programs from third-party might prevent your Windows 10 applications from working properly. If you don’t want to uninstall it, try to disable it and then open Windows Store again and see if that works for you.

Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

Microsoft officially released a windows store app troubleshooter to fix basic windows store app-related problems. So we recommend downloading and run the Store app troubleshooter, let windows fix the problems itself first. It automatically fixes some of the basic issues that might be preventing your Store or apps from running – such as lower screen resolution, incorrect security or account settings, etc.

Clear Microsoft store cache

Sometimes, too much cache might be bloating the Windows Store app, causing it to not function efficiently. Clearing the cache, in such a case, might come in handy. It’s pretty easy to do as well. Press Windows key + R. Then type wsreset.exe and hit OK.

Disable Proxy Connection

May Your proxy settings might be stopping your Windows store from opening. We recommend disabling the proxy connection and check the windows working properly or not.

  • Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter to open Internet Properties.
  • Next, Go to the Connections tab and select LAN settings.
  • Here Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN
  • And make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.

Disable Proxy Settings for LAN

Reset Microsoft Store

With Win 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added the option to Reset the Windows Apps, Which Clear their Cache Data And Essentially Making them like New And Fresh. WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is The Advanced options like this will clear all your preferences, log in details, settings so on and Set Microsoft Store To its Default Setup.

  • Press Windows + I to open the Settings app,
  • Click on apps then Apps and Features,
  • scroll down to “Microsoft Store’ in your list of Apps & Features.
  • Click it, then click “Advanced Options,”
  • Here in the new window click Reset.
  • You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app.
  • Click “Reset” again, and you’re done.

Reset Microsoft Store

If all the above methods failed to fix then try to Re-register the store app. This is the most applicable solution recommended by most of the uses.

Open Powershell as an administrator,

Type or copy-paste the command below and hit the enter key.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}” 

Once you’ve done this, the Microsoft Store should re-register and Restart windows to take effect the changes. After that Open the Microsoft store app hope, this will back store the app in good working condition. Also, you can try to create a new user account and check if corrupted users account causing the issue.

These are some recommended solutions to fix windows store problems such as Microsoft store won’t open, won’t download apps, and fails to load, etc on Windows 10 computer. I hope to apply the above solutions to fix the issue for you, still have any query, suggestion feels free to discuss them in the comments below. Also, Read 3 ways to safely Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10/8.1 and 7

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