Fix windows store won’t open error code 0x80070422 in Windows 10

Are you suffering from windows store problem such as Windows store won’t open, windows store won’t download apps, Windows 10 store fails to load with error code 0x80070422. A number of users report after recent windows 10 Upgrade ( fall creators update 1709 )Windows 10 Store not working, or Windows App Store not opening/loading etc. The common reason behind this error is Windows Store app cache may get Damaged while upgrade process. Some other are such as System Files Get corrupted while windows upgrade, may there is some bug installed with the latest updates etc.

Fix windows store won’t open error 0x80070422

If you Are also face difficulty while open Windows store app, Windows Store doesn’t open or Crashes at startup. Here the best solution Personally I have found very helpful.

Press Windows + R, type regedit and hit enter key to open windows registry editor. Then go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Auto Update.

Note: if auto update key is not there then right click on CurrentVersion -> new->key and name it to Auto update. Then on right pane right click -> new -> DWORD 32bit value And name it as EnableFeaturedSoftware.

registry tweak to fix windows store problems
registry tweak to fix windows store problems

Here On the right side, Make sure that EnableFeaturedSoftware Data is setup 1. If not then double click it and change the value to 1.

Then NOW, Go to Services.msc and look for Windows Update Service, If its not started or disabled. Double click on it change the startup type automatic and start the service. Restart windows to make a fresh start and open windows 10 hope this helps.

Still need help? try solutions below

Make Sure windows Have installed latest updates. You can manually Check and install latest updates from Settings -> update & Security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates.

Also, Make Sure UAC (User Account Control) is enabled. You can check This from Control panel ->  User Accounts -> Change User Account Control settings -> Then Slide the slider to the Recommended position -> Click OK.

Check if the date and time on your Windows PC are correct. Checking it is important as many encrypted connections rely on that data, including Windows Store. After adjusting date and time on your PC, check if Windows Store is opening now.

If you have recently just installed some new anti-virus programs on your computer, it is highly suggested that uninstall them from your computer first of all, since there is a big possibility that anti-virus program from third-party might prevent your Windows 10 applications from working properly. If you don’t want to uninstall it, try to disable it and then open Windows Store again and see if that works for you.

Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter

Microsoft officially released a windows store app troubleshooter to fix basic windows store app related problems. So we recommend to download and run the Store app troubleshooter, let windows to fix the problems itself first. It automatically fixes some of the basic issues that might be preventing your Store or apps from running – such as lower screen resolution, incorrect security or account settings, etc.

Clear Windows store cache

Sometimes, too much cache might be bloating Windows Store app, causing it to not function efficiently. Clearing the cache, in such case, might come in handy. It’s pretty easy to do as well. Press Windows key + R. Then type wsreset.exe and hit OK.

Disable Proxy Connection

may Your proxy settings might be stopping your Windows store from opening. We recommend to disable proxy connection and check windows working properly or not. To do this Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter to open Internet Properties. Next, Go to Connections tab and select LAN settings. Here Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN and make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.

Disable Proxy Connection
Disable Proxy Connection

Reset Windows Store

With Win 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft Added the option to Reset the Windows Apps, Which Clear their Cache Data And Essentially Making them like New And Fresh. WSReset Command Also clear and Reset the Store Cache but Reset is The Advanced options like this will clear all your preference, login details, settings so on and Set Windows Store To its Default Setup.

To do this open setting -> Apps and Features,” then scroll down to “Store’ in your list of Apps & Features. Click it, then click “Advanced options,” and in the new window click Reset. You’ll receive a warning that you’ll lose data on this app. Click “Reset” again, and you’re done.

Reset Windows Store
Reset Windows Store

If all above methods failed to fix then try to Re-register the windows store app. This is the most applicable solution recommended by uses which most of the widnows store related problems.

To do this type power shell on start menu search, right click on PowerShell and select run as administrator. Then Type the command below and hit the enter key to execute the same.

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

Re-register the Windows Store App
Re-register the Windows Store App

Once you’ve done this, the Windows Store should re-register and Restart windows to take effect the changes. After that Open windows store app hope this will back windows store in good working condition. Also, you can try to create a new user account and check if corrupted users account causing the issue.

These are some recommended solutions to fix windows store problems such as Windows store won’t open, windows store won’t download apps, Windows 10 store fails to load etc on windows 10 computer. I hope to apply above solutions fix the issue for you, still have any query, suggestion feel free to discuss in comments below. Also, Read 3 ways to safely Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10/8.1 and 7