Solved Goodbye Microsoft Store App?


shven

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After a recent update KB5007297, my system seems to be bugged... like really bugged. Only my File Explorer was working - well partially. My device drivers were half working, start menu wouldn't launch, search functionality on both the taskbar and file explorer wasn't working, settings apps wouldn't launch, etc. It almost seemed like the Win8-Win11 based applications were gone. Since I couldn't do anything, I decided to "reset" this pc.

After "reseting" finished, I noticed that I do not have a Microsoft Store app nor Microsoft Edge app. Luckily, I had a Chrome installer in my downloads. Everything else is working but those.
Microsoft Store app is no where to be found. Microsoft Edge is detected in the apps' settings but without the logo.
I've doubled check where new content is saved and it's all back to C:/. I've tried numerous tutorials online with no luck. What I've tried so far is;
  • Resetting the cache using wsreset - but that's useless because I don't have the app installed.
  • Resetting the app in settings - but that's useless because the app isn't listed under settings.
  • Troubleshooting & Troubleshooting Windows Store Apps - literally does nothing because the app is not installed.
  • Preform a DISM Scan - ran all commands and no luck
  • Manually installed - via download and command/powershell but no luck
What I didn't try
  • A new windows account - I can't see it working for various reasons
  • Uninstall specific update - Problem is, I'm stuck on the latest update since I used "reset"


Well as I was typing this, I just read something online from Feb 02, 2022. On Microsoft Forums, someone suggested to;
  • Open up the xbox app
  • On the bottom of the app -- it suggests apps required to be installed to use the xbox app, click it.
  • Install the missing apps (in this case, I was missing the Gaming Services, Store, and Feedback hub)
As if this fixed all of my problems. As if.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz (16 CPUs)
    Motherboard
    ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi 6 LGA 1200
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 12GB 15 Gbps GDRR6
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gigabyte M32U
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    PSU
    Corsair RMX White Series (2018), RM850x, 850 Watt

Bree

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What I didn't try
  • A new windows account - I can't see it working for various reasons
It is always worth trying this first, often problems can be caused by a corrupt user profile.

For the Store you could try this tutorial.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Bastet

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Try Solution 9: Use the Preinstalled Apps Zip to Reinstall Microsoft Store:

If that doesn’t work then try the suggestion here:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
    CPU
    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
    Memory
    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 2 & Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080).
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD (internal).
    1x 1TB & 1x 5TB external HDDs.
    Cooling
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 wireless keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    Upto 100Mbps
    Browser
    Edge.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MalwareBytes pro.

BrianInEngland

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After a recent update KB5007297, my system seems to be bugged... like really bugged. Only my File Explorer was working - well partially. My device drivers were half working, start menu wouldn't launch, search functionality on both the taskbar and file explorer wasn't working, settings apps wouldn't launch, etc. It almost seemed like the Win8-Win11 based applications were gone. Since I couldn't do anything, I decided to "reset" this pc.

After "reseting" finished, I noticed that I do not have a Microsoft Store app nor Microsoft Edge app. Luckily, I had a Chrome installer in my downloads. Everything else is working but those.
Microsoft Store app is no where to be found. Microsoft Edge is detected in the apps' settings but without the logo.
I've doubled check where new content is saved and it's all back to C:/. I've tried numerous tutorials online with no luck. What I've tried so far is;
  • Resetting the cache using wsreset - but that's useless because I don't have the app installed.
  • Resetting the app in settings - but that's useless because the app isn't listed under settings.
  • Troubleshooting & Troubleshooting Windows Store Apps - literally does nothing because the app is not installed.
  • Preform a DISM Scan - ran all commands and no luck
  • Manually installed - via download and command/powershell but no luck
What I didn't try
  • A new windows account - I can't see it working for various reasons
  • Uninstall specific update - Problem is, I'm stuck on the latest update since I used "reset"


Well as I was typing this, I just read something online from Feb 02, 2022. On Microsoft Forums, someone suggested to;
  • Open up the xbox app
  • On the bottom of the app -- it suggests apps required to be installed to use the xbox app, click it.
  • Install the missing apps (in this case, I was missing the Gaming Services, Store, and Feedback hub)
As if this fixed all of my problems. As if.
Do a repair install using a Windows ISO
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (RP channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5900X 12-core
    Motherboard
    X570 Aorus Xtreme
    Memory
    32GB Corsair Platinum RGB 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Suprim X 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG289
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Samsung 970 Pro Plus 1TB
    Samsung 970 Pro 1TB
    Samsung T7 Touch 1TB
    PSU
    Asus ROG Strix 1000W
    Case
    Corsair D750 Airflow
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G810
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 with PowerPlay charger
    Internet Speed
    500Mb/sec
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
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