Windows 10: How to reinstall Store. Solved

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  1.    15 Jun 2018 #41

    This Works!


    Bluscream said: View Post
    No solution works for me and i don't want to reinstall my whole PC

    Can't someone with a working store just upload his

    • C:\Windows\WinStore\
    • C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_*\

    directories in a zip file here for other people to download and help them with it?

    I would really appiciate it :)
    I know this is an old post but these problems still exist as of this day so am posting this soulution that worked for me, for others who may still come looking for it:

    Firstly the “file does not exist error “ occurs cuase the windosapps folder is located as a hidden system folder at “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\“ and not at the “C:\windows“ or the root of the drive.

    First get the correct package name & correct folder path to be used in the PS command below:

    You can either do this by physically going to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ & serching the correct app folder or you can use this command Get-Appxpackage –Allusers , but i prefer just copy pasting the full path from the address bar by navagating to the correct app folder itself. If you have already run the remove all apps command it will also be in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeletedAllUserPackages folder

    to reinstall the windowsStore or any other preinstalled windows app, use this comand but dont forget to enclose the word “Program Files” in quotes or you will get an error & paste in the correct app folder path - am assuming yours will be a diffrent package name based on the version of windows etc .

    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:C:\“Program Files”\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.XML

    If it moves to the next line without error - its been reinstalled sucessfully.

    I had to reinstall the store & a few other apps that I really wanted caus I first ran this command below after a fresh install to remove all the windows preinstalled crapware apps that I ddnt really need :

    TO REMOVE ALL PREINSTALLED APPS (*INCLUDING WindowsStore)

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

    HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON ONES THAT YOU CAN INDIVIDUALLY REMOVE, IF YOU DONT WANT TO REMOVE EVERYTHING AT ONE GO:

    Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Jun 2018 #42

    We do have a tutorial that gives instructions on how to remove the various apps.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    23 Jul 2018 #43

    Bluscream said: View Post
    No solution works for me and i don't want to reinstall my whole PC

    Can't someone with a working store just upload his

    • C:\Windows\WinStore\
    • C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_*\

    directories in a zip file here for other people to download and help them with it?

    I would really appiciate it :)
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
    Last edited by essenbe; 23 Jul 2018 at 15:04.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Jul 2018 #44

    It seems these ‘modern’ apps are a nightmare to fix if they go wrong. There seems to be very little reliable to bring a non functioning app back to life and MS must address this. I’ve had apps mainly native ones bork many times and the only thing to save me and avoid the horror of a reinstall is use ccleaner to remove the offending app and then redownload from store. But of course if the store app is the one that goes wrong then the average user seems to be screwed!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    01 Aug 2018 #45

    Thanks for your comprehensive post but when attempting this I get the following output, any advice would be appreciated, I seem so close yet so far....

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand

    Add-AppxPackage : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name
    'DisableDeveloperMode'.
    At line:1 char:59
    + ... px* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; }
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Add-AppxPackage], ParameterBindingExcept
    ion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.C
    ommands.AddAppxPackageCommand


    DarkSideMilk said: View Post
    Somebody sort of did.
    I found an solution for those that are completely missing the main windows store files that should show up when using the solutions of get-appxpackage -allusers

    So if you're missing it you can download the appxbundle from the windows store by utilizing this website
    Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.1) [by @RGAdguard & mkuba50]
    You can then search for the microsoft store app within the store via this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process
    or this link
    Your request appears to be from an automated process

    They go to the same place.

    I found the store app link with the share button in the microsoft store on a computer I have that has it working. You can also browse the microsoft store in a web browser and search for the store app to get the url yourself in case it changes with updates. But that takes a bit of browsing, it's easiest to find it on a working computer by looking at the downloads and updates page of the store to find the listing for microsoft store. Hopefully the id just won't change...

    Anywho, you search the store app link in the site that will give you links to the appx package.

    You select and download the .appx and .appxbundle packages that match your architecture (arm, x86, x64)
    The appxbundle for the store probably includes the .netframework and vclibs pkgs, but I figure better safe than sorry. (Note: the EAppxbundle is the xbox microsoft store, you don't need that)

    Now that you've downloaded the appx packages you can install them.

    to install all of them in one piped command cd to the download directory and do this
    `get-item *.appx* | % { Add-AppxPackage -Path $_ -Register -DisableDeveloperMode; } `
    This gets all the files that match .appx and .appxbundle and then adds and registers each of them.

    After that is complete the store should be installed, if it doesn't show up right away run `WSReset.exe` (it's in system32 so it's in the path and should be able to be run from any command prompt) this will reset the store and open it once it's done.

    You can then attempt to re-register all the built in apps with the methods posted by others in this thread, but that didn't work for me, had to manually install things like photos, calculator, and paint 3d from the store.


    Another theory I have that I haven't tested just yet is that you could also do this with a provisioning package made with the Windows Configuration Designer. You would just need to figure out the product id and skuid of the store app and it would then install the store from the web automatically via that. Or you could embed these downloaded appx files to have a quick solution for this in case it's happening after imaging because removing built in apps is a common fix for getting sysprep to run.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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