Error Code: 0x80073D26 Cant install Gaming Services in Microsoft Store, thus cannot install Xbox game pass games

So first when I tried to install wasteland 3 on the microsoft store, I got the infamous "Try again later, something happened on our end." After going through some trouble shooting steps, I ended up running some commands that made me have to install Gaming Services. But everytime I try to install it gets almost completed and then gives an error with the code above. 

Things I have tried: 

ran wsreset

ran windows store app troubleshooter

ran DISM and SFC commands

DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth and sfc /scannow

reset the store

logged in and out of store

hard reset

idk what else to do

also this is my first time trying to install game pass games on my computer since I can not access my xbox for a while.


My solution to make GamingServices update without an error (after I tried everything else). The problem is really that Windows supposes that the newer version of GamingServices is already installed (I could see it in Event Viewer). Don't ask why...


Open Registry Editor

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Services

Remove the GamingServices and GamingServices.Net

Restart Computer

Go to your Windows Store -> 3-dot-menu -> Downloads and Updates -> Check updates

Gaming Services should install now without issue.

Double check by rebooting and going back to Windows Store and trying to Get Updates again - you should be Up to date.

Thanks to someone on the internet suggesting to take a look into Event Viewer to see what the error actually is. And shame on Microsoft for not being able to resolve the issue for such a long time, AND not to be able to actually show what exactly is the error in the user interface. 

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Last updated August 2, 2021 Views 57,058 Applies to: