Windows Store Opens, then closes immediately

I just updated to Windows 8.1 from a Windows 8 computer (Dell XPS 14)

Now the Store, where I actually downloaded the update, does not work.  I click on it, it opens and closes.

If a new "test account" is created, it works.

Moving my profile from the existing one to a new one seems extreme and way too much work which results in essentially reinstalling the OS.

Is there any way to fix this?

Many thanks.


Had the same problem on several computers and found that this solution from MS worked quite well.

Open the Command Window as an administrator to re-register the Store app by entering the following command immediately after C:\Windows\system32 (you can right click and paste into the command window if you wish):

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

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Last updated October 28, 2020 Views 11,475 Applies to: