How to fix the Store Beta not opening in Windows 10 Technical Preview [Tutorial]

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Windows 10 Technical Preview has got a new updated Store named Store beta which will lets you download Windows 10 exclusive apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc on your PC. But, the Store stops functioning and it won’t open on random basis which becomes annoying.

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Windows 10 is still in beta which means it might include some bugs and it is still not stable enough for daily use but, for those of you testing it would surely want to fix the Store beta. Good news is that fixing it is very easy and takes seconds and your Store will start functioning again.

Whenever, you launch the Store beta app from its tile, you will be showed the grey splash screen with Store icon but, it won’t go away and your Store won’t open. This usually happens with corrupt Store files but, there is a quick fix for it.

Simply follow the instructions below and you will be able to fix and re-use the Store beta of Windows 10 in seconds.

Instructions:

  • First of all, right click or long press the Start Button on taskbar. Contextual menu will open. Here select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’.

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  • Windows will ask for your permission to let the program makes changes to your computer. Press ‘Yes’.
  • Command Prompt will open. Here copy and paste the following:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

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  • Press ‘Enter’.
  • PowerShell command will run and you will see the deployment operation progress. Wait for it to complete.

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  • Once done, open up the Store beta and your Store beta will start working again.

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  • That’s all! Enjoy Windows 10.

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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Ahmad Wahid

Being a University student of computer, has developed keen interest in technology and like to test out the new gadgets. His interests include Social Networking as well.

  • kokobill

    this do nothing, it said unrecognized shell script

    • brunolemos

      Replace the quotes (erase and retype). The script will run, but it didn’t fixed the problem.

  • vii vii

    something wrong with the powershell instructions. getting ‘{$manifest’ is not recognized as an internal or operable program or batch file.

  • vii vii

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “” this is the accurate code. Must have been a space or something. It is functional now.