Solved Microsoft Store Hasn't Worked On My SP3 for Months

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  1. Todd Peters

    Todd Peters New Member

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    Here is a link to the image I get when I try to open the store:
    http://imgur.com/zd0O6Vw

    I also attached the image as a file. Could anyone help me fix this?
    Thank You! I'm willing to try anything.
     

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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you experience trouble with Windows Store (updating apps, browsing the Store, etc), Search - wsreset, press and hold wsreset select Run as administrator on the menu.
     
  3. Todd Peters

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    I tried it, the screen went white for a minute, and then the same exact message popped up from before. Thank you for trying to help though!
     
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    A few of things that block the store:

    • Some Internet Proxy Servers (Anonymizes Especially)
    • UAC or Firewall is Disabled
    • Over Aggressive Security Suites
    • Time Sync Issues
    • DNS Redirects
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well ill assume you can access the Internet :)
    Might check the time and if you have windows updates pending. If they are not applying try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
     
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    I found this little gem...
    Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
    type or paste the following command:
    powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
    hit Enter.
    Now in that same Administrator Command Prompt type or paste:
    start "" "ms-windows-store:"
     
  7. Todd Peters

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    I tried this verbatim and received the same message. The problem first appeared when I had to do a system-reset by holding the volume-up and power button. After that I had to re-sync my time to time.windows.com and the store hasn't worked since. I also tried turning my firewall off and turning it to default settings.
    Thank you guys again for trying to help. It means a lot.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dumb question: Are you "verified" on that Surface?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try changing the date and time on your Surface Pro 3 to either the correct date and time (if it is wrong), or a date in the near future, (like tomorrow), if it is currently correct. Then try the store.
     
  10. Todd Peters

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    There is no such thing as dumb questions. :]
    Yes of course I'm verified. I used the store from June til September and downloaded quite a few apps from the store in that time.

    EDIT: I changed my date to two weeks in the future and tried to open the store again. No luck.
     
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    NEAR future, like tomorrow. ;)
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Crap. You can't even get it fixed for the next two weeks. o_O

    Seriously, a growing number of people are getting involved here. It might be a "Christmas Miracle" to get you fixed, but we will do it!
     

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