Uninstall Microsoft Store On Windows 10 – 2 ways to reinstall MS Store

Microsoft Store is the apps market that comes in stock with Windows Devices such as Laptops, Desktops, and smartphones. Unlike Android and iOS, Microsoft Store have a very limited number of apps. I never used the Microsoft Store in my career or before. In short Microsoft Store is not more than a consumption of storage on your Laptop.

It is the open-mindedness of Microsoft developers that offers the maximum independence of customization. So, if you don’t like the presence of MS Store on your Laptop then you can uninstall it. Because Windows apps and software are mostly installed from Websites like Softonic, Filehippo, Filehorse, and others. You can continue using those sources. All windows software is available on the web, so no need for the Microsoft Store.

How to uninstall Microsoft Store from Windows 10?

Here is the command of PowerShell through which you can uninstall Microsoft Store from Windows 10. Launch the PowerShell and enter the command. Don’t forget to open PowerShell as an administrator.

Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

You can download any app from Microsoft Store because it is gone now. This command removes all Microsoft built-in applications from the OS, including the Store itself.

Reinstall Microsoft Store using Windows PowerShell

  1. Launch Windows PowerShell as an Admin on your Laptop.
  2. Now enter the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

After the re-installation, you can search Microsoft Store on Cortana and it will appear right in front. Open the store and try to install any app for testing the operation. If somehow you failed to install any app from the store, it means some files are still missing that required to operate the MS Store. If the above situation arises then try the below procedure.

Reinstall Microsoft Store using Web

  1. Visit the website provided below through any browser:
    https://store.rg-adguard.net/
  2. Now enter the following URL in the textbox provided on the website, select Retail, and then click Search (tick):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp
  3. Now download the following 4 packages from the page by clicking on them. Note to choose the platform version (32-bit or 64-bit) according to your Operating System:
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.29231.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx
    • Microsoft.WindowsStore_12010.1001.313.0_neutral___8wekyb3d8bbwe.AppxBundle
  4. Now that the packages have been downloaded, you can install them by using the command below. Remember to install “.appx” packages first, as they are needed to install the “.appxbundle” at the end.
    Add-AppxPackage -Path "C:\Users\subhan\Downloads\Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe.Appx"
  5. Now reproduce the process to install the other packages by changing the package’s name in the command. Install the “.appxbundle” at the end.

Now Microsoft Store will work absolutely fine, give it a try. By the way, it’s always better to not play with the stock products of any operating system. Sometimes the trick got reverse and instead of your favor, it goes in the opposite.

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