Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10  

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10

    How to Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    08 Jan 2020
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    How to Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10


    If an open Store app doesn't respond, you can terminate (force close) it. All processes related to the app will be force terminated.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has included a new option to terminate Store apps from the Start menu and Apps page in Settings. This makes it even easier to terminate a Store app as needed.

    This tutorial will show you how to terminate Microsoft Store apps in Windows 10.


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Terminate Store Apps from Start Menu


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17063.


    1 Open the Start menu .

    2 Right click or press and hold on the icon of an app (ex: "Mail") anywhere in the Start menu you want to terminate, click/tap on More, and click/tap on App settings. (see screenshot below)

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10-terminate_app_start_menu.jpg

    3 Scroll down and click/tap on the Terminate button to force close the app (ex: "Mail and Calendar"). (see screenshot below)

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10-terminate_app.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Terminate Store Apps from Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17063.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on an app (ex: "Mail and Calendar") on the right side you want to terminate, and click/tap on the Advanced options link. (see screenshot below)

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10-terminate_app_settings.jpg

    3 Scroll down and click/tap on the Terminate button to force close the app (ex: "Mail and Calendar"). (see screenshot below)

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10-terminate_app.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    To Terminate Store Apps from Task Manager


    1 Open Task Manager in more details view.

    2 In the Processes tab, select the app (ex: "Mail") you want to terminate listed under Apps, and click/tap on the End task button. (see screenshot below)

    3 When finished, you can close Task Manager if you like.

    Terminate Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 10-terminate_app_task_manager.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #1

    Shawn
    My WindowsApps stopped working, that is the ones that you can click on in the Start Menu, would not load, or would load and then vanish seconds later. I found your tutorial on reinstalling and reregistering the Apps. I tried to terminate the Apps before reinstall as instructed, but for every App, both the Terminate and the Uninstall buttons were greyed out. When I ran the command for reinstalling all Apps, many said they couldn't do that since they were in use. Some said they couldn't do it because I already had a more recent version installed.

    Those Apps that could not be reinstalled en mass were fixed using the commands for the individual Apps. Is there a way to get either the Terminate or Uninstall button to not be greyed out or is there another way to stop the Apps? Many of the WindowsApps, while being unable to load properly, were still running in the background.
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  2. Posts : 61,837
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @uvbogden,

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer will terminate them for you to be able to reinstall or reset apps afterwards.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #3

    Thanks for your response, Shawn. Yes, some would shut down with a reboot, but others I think start up automatically with Windows and always run in the background with no way to terminate. I don't know if there's another way to make them available for reinstall. Also, there are those where the error message says, the currently installed version is a more recent version and the reinstall was not done. Is it possible to do the reinstall with the latest versions of the Apps?
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  4. Posts : 61,837
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Depending on what's wrong with the apps, you might see if resetting them may fix them.

    Reset App in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If that still doesn't help, then you may consider a repair install.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.685
       #5

    Thanks, Shawn. The Reset didn't seem to make any difference but I did a Repair Install using the latest update and that fixed the apps I was concerned with.
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  6. Posts : 61,837
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Great news.
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