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    Check for App Updates in Windows 10 Store

    How to Check for App Updates in the Store in Windows 10
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    How to Check for App Updates in the Store in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Windows Store offers various apps that users can browse through, purchase, or get for free to download and install to their Microsoft account in Windows 10 PCs and devices.

    To be able to install apps from the Store, you must be signed in to the Store with a Microsoft account. When signed in to the Store with a Microsoft account, you will be able to install any apps already owned by that Microsoft account.

    The people who create apps are constantly making tweaks and improvements, fixing bugs, or adding new features. When a newer version of an app you've downloaded and installed becomes available, the app update will be downloaded and installed automatically by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to manually check for updates in the Store for the installed Windows apps for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Make sure that you have the correct time zone, date, and time set to avoid the Store having syncing issues.

    You will need to have the Storage Service service running and set to Manual (Trigger Start) for Store updates to work properly.


    If you have the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition installed, you will no longer need to be signed in to the Store with a Microsoft account to install an app from the Store.

    There are some restrictions though:
    1. The Windows 10 Home edition still requires signing in to the Store with a Microsoft account before any apps or games can be downloaded.
    2. Only free apps or games can be installed without a Microsoft account. This is likely done to avoid situations where pay for apps or games would not be available to reinstall (if needed) without having to pay for them again.
    3. You will need to download all apps again whenever you reinstall Windows 10.
    4. Some applications may still require a Microsoft account or another account to work properly or at all.


    Tip   Tip
    If you are having issues with installing or updating Store apps in Windows 10, it may be caused by an issue with the Store cache. If so, then resetting the Store cache may help.




    Here's How:

    1. Open the Store app.

    2. Click/tap on the user icon, and click/tap on Downloads and updates. (see screenshot below)
    Tip   Tip
    If you have a down arrow with a number icon to the left of the user icon like below, then the number stands for how many app updates you have available for download. You can click/tap on this to also go directly to Downloads and updates.

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    3. Click/tap on the Get updates or Check for updates button. (see screenshots below)

    4. If you have updates available for apps, then you can click/tap on Update all, or click/tap on the download and install (down arrow) button to update individual apps. (see screenshots below)
    Note   Note
    You can pause or cancel any update while it is still pending or downloading.


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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       24 May 2015 #1

    Store (beta) ... yeah, I'm not sure which Check for updates button is the one that will survive. One of them does work though.

    I tend to got to the Settings first and press that check for updates - nothing!
    Then I do to downloads, cause I've seen updates there before - still nothing!
    Poke around the new settings and go back to downloads - hey! there they are!

    I suggest that you update the store FIRST - because ... well it's the store and will have to restart.

    Give the Check for updates more time than it should take (10 minutes? 20 minutes?)

    I've given feedback to MS on the two Check for update buttons - one is enough - they just haven't decided where it belongs
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 9,720
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 May 2015 #2

    I have this too with the Beta store. Seems if you run wsreset, then uninstall one of the installed apps it wakes it up and the updates will show up. Tested this with 2 clean installs today.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 22,826
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2015 #3

    Option Two seems to be working now for the Store (Beta).
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 9,720
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       29 May 2015 #4

    Good news. Glad to hear things are coming along
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    I'm still having issues with installing apps from store.
    i spend two days working on it and no luck. I can download apps from library, but it never install in my computer
    i have microsoft account
    windows 10 pro
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 22,826
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
    Thread Starter
       12 Aug 2015 #6

    Hello BC66,

    You might see if clearing the Store cache may be able to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello BC66,

    You might see if clearing the Store cache may be able to help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    well here we go, Brink

    i solved the problem. the error code is 0x80070005.
    go to C:\user/Bill/ app data/local/packages.
    right click on packages , then click take ownership which i have on my menu.
    done!
    if anyone have problem download and install apps from store, i have to say this is a way to go.
    you can check it out if you want and let me know
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 22,826
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2015 #8

    BC66 said: View Post
    well here we go, Brink

    i solved the problem. the error code is 0x80070005.
    go to C:\user/Bill/ app data/local/packages.
    right click on packages , then click take ownership which i have on my menu.
    done!
    if anyone have problem download and install apps from store, i have to say this is a way to go.
    you can check it out if you want and let me know
    Great news.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    14 Aug 2015 #9

    how do members post a photo like you did below?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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