Appstore Windows 8 problem - error 0x80070032

When I try to download something, I get a bunch of funny font text saying something went wrong and then error 0x80070032. It's a fresh install of Windows 8, using my Microsoft account. I googled that error code and it seems to be something to do with a server (I have just a desktop PC). However, I do have MediaPortal installed.

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Last updated April 7, 2018 Views 12,444 Applies to:

Hi Peter,


Could you let us know about the complete error message?


Let us follow these methods and check.


Method 1:

 Run Apps Troubleshooter

 I would suggest you to download and run the Modern UI App troubleshooter.


Method 2:


I would suggest you to place the computer in clean boot state  and check if you are able to download.

Clean boot: To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.


Note: Please go through the section: How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot of the Kb article to boot the computer in normal startup after fixing the issue


Method 3:

If you are unable to download apps in clean boot state, then I would suggest you to follow the steps given in the article.

What to do if you have problems with an app




Why can't I find or install an app from the Windows Store?


Do let us know about the results, so that we can assist you further.

Tadasha Mishra

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