No Windows Store or default apps

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 (15063.608)

    No Windows Store or default apps

    I hope I'm posting in the right section here. A while ago I had been having some issues with my machine. To combat this, one of the suggestions I saw was to remove the Windows store and the default apps. At that point I thought it would be temporary or otherwise reversible, and removed it.

    Now, however, I can't seem to restore it. I've read that it can be restored by resetting the PC, but I don't want to have to start over to get my store back, as it's been a few months since I've removed it. I need it back for a few key default apps as well as a game only available in the Windows store. Any suggestions will be very appreciated!
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  2. WOT
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    You can use this tutorial to restore all default apps or "only" the store app if that is your preference:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10

    Let us know how you make out.


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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 (15063.608)
    Thread Starter

    For anyone else seeing this post, essentially you grab the WindowsApps folder from a retail Windows 10 .iso and replace your broken one with the fresh one, then register it with a command in powershell and restart.

    I had to fiddle with the last command to get PS to locate my AppxManifest.XML file, so the one you have isn't very accurate.

    I think for me it was
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\*\AppxManifest.XML"
    Last edited by Brink; 01 May 2017 at 22:34. Reason: removed quote from spammer
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