When you can’t access the Windows Store in Windows 8.1

In the odd time with Windows 8.1, you may have some issues when trying to access the Windows Store. For example, you may see the screen in an endless loop.

You can fix the issue with the following two commands from en elevated prompt:

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

start “” “ms-windows-store:”

[The first line is one long line.]

If not try running the following command from en elevated prompt:


If that fails, try the running the Windows 8/8.1 troubleshooting diagnostics here.

Execute the .diagcab file and follow the prompts.

Finally if that fails, try syncing your App licenses from the App Store. To do this, open the Windows Store. Then from the Charms menu, select the Settings option. Click on App updates and then click on Sync licenses.

If that fails, ouch. 🙂