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lfcmendes

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Guys, I have just received my SP3 with Windows 10. I tried searching for the Store with no luck. I saw a few threads suggesting to reinstall but there is nothing to reinstall, looks like it was never installed to begin with.

Any help on how to install the app store, please?
 

sharpuser

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Assuming you bought the SP3 new, and not from a private party that "refurbished" it and installed Windows 10:

Are you signing in with a Microsoft account rather than a local account?
The local account does not use Store or sync services.
 

GreyFox7

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Try these...
In Admin Command Prompt
SFC /scannow
see if that fixed it
Edit: The following applies to Win 8.1, it's all different for Win 10.
if not Check Windows\Winstore folder is it there?
If it is in the admin commnad prompt run Powershell...

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

start "" "ms-windows-store:"

If that folder is missing... do a REFERSH.
 
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lfcmendes

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Hey guys, thanks for the quick replies, I REALLY appreciate it.

- Yes, the SP3 is brand new
- I am signing in with my domain account, which under accounts it is linked to my Microsoft Account
- The Winstore folder is NOT there and when I run the powershell command I get the following:
ObjectNotFound: (C:\Windows\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml:String)
 

GreyFox7

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Hey guys, thanks for the quick replies, I REALLY appreciate it.

- Yes, the SP3 is brand new
- I am signing in with my domain account, which under accounts it is linked to my Microsoft Account
- The Winstore folder is NOT there and when I run the powershell command I get the following:
ObjectNotFound: (C:\Windows\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml:String)
well, in a Domain environment all bets may be off. The Domain policy may not allow "Store" access.
Is this a personal never touched by IT device or one supplied by them?
 
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lfcmendes

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well, in a Domain environment all bets may be off. The Domain policy may not allow "Store" access.
Is this a personal never touched by IT device or one supplied by them?
Supplied by them but un-managed by group policy yet. I am piloting Windows 10.
 

GreyFox7

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Staff member
Supplied by them but un-managed by group policy yet. I am piloting Windows 10.
But they may have left the store out of the build or removed it.

Edit: missed the line earlier where you said the folder is not there.
If the folder and or the manifest is missing it's likely they removed it intentionally. They probably don't want users installing apps.

This is an issue you will need to address with IT.
 
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GreyFox7

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Just for completeness the Folder is in a different location in Windows 10 and there's a more complex setup so the above powershell command wont work anyway however the result from WsReset still indicates the absence of the Windows Store and the need to address with IT.
 
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