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Windows Store Download for Windows 10 {Working} [2018]

In this post, we will show you how to do Windows Store Download.  Along with that, you will get a…

In this post, we will show you how to do Windows Store Download.  Along with that, you will get a good grip on how to handle Windows 10 preinstalled components. To understand how to handle Windows Pre-installed components, we will install Windows Store, Uninstall it and then Install it.  We will also see how to reinstall Windows Store as well.

What is Windows 10 Store:

Windows 10 Store is a digital distribution platform created by Microsoft.  It started as an Application for Windows 8 and is the primary means of distributing Universal Windows Platform Applications.  Windows 10 Store is preinstalled with Windows 10 because the users can directly go to Windows 10 store and download the apps they want without any risks of getting infected by a malware.

With the new update, some users have reported that the Windows Store is missing or Windows store crashes while opening.  This issue can be easily resolved by installing windows store download.  Follow are the instructions to install Windows Store if it is not already installed.

Windows Store Download and Install:

Please note that the given instructions are to download and install Windows Store if it is not installed already.

  • Use this link in the browser and download Reinstall-PreinstalledApps.zip

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=619547

  • Please make sure that the file is downloaded to the default download directory.
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windows store download
  • Uncompress the file in the same downloads folder.
  • Click on the start button and type PowerShell.
  • Right-click on the PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
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windows store download
  • Enter the following command.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

  • Press y (yes) and press enter.

Now that we have obtained unrestricted access on Execution Policy, we will use the downloaded file to install Windows Store.  For that, we have to direct the current working directory to the Download folder.  The download folder has the following structure.

C:\Users\{User Name}\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalled apps

Username is the name of the person using the account.  Usually, the name of the person contains first name and last name.  For example, Mike Andrew.  Powershell will display an error when there is a space in the path.  For example, this path will not display error.

C:\Users\MikeAndrew\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalledApps

Whereas this path will display an error.

cd  C:\Users\Mike Andrew\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalledApps

If your username consist of a space, copy the ‘`‘ symbol  right before the space as shown below:

cd  C:\Users\Mike` Andrew\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalledApps

Please note the difference between the wrong and the right command type.

  • Now let’s proceed to enter the command in the Power Shell:

cd  C:\Users\{UserName}\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalledApps

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windows store download
  • Note that the current directory has changed to the specified directory.
  • Now copy and paste the following command into the Shell.

.\reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 *Microsoft.WindowsStore*

  • Enter the following command to reset the execution policy of Power Shell.

Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned

Reset Windows Store Cache:

You can enter Reset Windows Store Cache to clear all the cache and fix the Windows Store Download.

  • Click on start menu and type wsreset.
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windows store download
  • From the results, select the program shown in the image and run it.

This will Reset Windows Store Cache.

Remove or Uninstall Windows Store:

Now that we have seen how to install Windows Store Download, let’s see how to uninstall and remove windows store.  This technique can be used to uninstall any windows components as well.  Please follow the instructions given below to uninstall and remove Windows Store.

  • Launch PowerShell in Administrative Mode.
  • Enter the following command in PowerShell

get-appxpackage microsoft.windowsstore

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windows store download

You will see the following result.

  • Copy the PackageFullName into the clipboard.  The Package Full Name is shown:
  • Enter the following code and replace the PackageFullName with the name you have in the clipboard.

Remove-AppxPackage PackageFullName

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windows store download
  • In our case the command will be as follows:

 Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore_11807.1001.13.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Following the above instructions will remove windows store.

Reinstalling Windows Store:

If you wish to reinstall the Windows store without have to clear the cache using wsreset, use the following instructions:

  • Open Windows PowerShell in Administrative Mode as shown earlier.
  • Enter the following command.

Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Uninstall, Install or Reinstall any windows component:

Now let’s see how to uninstall, install or reinstall any windows component.  Using this we will be able to uninstall components that do not have any uninstall option by default.  You will be able to uninstall components such as Groove Music etc.

Once you have installed a component there is no easy way to install the component again.  So you can use the above-mentioned method to install the component again.  Be sure to bring the necessary modifications to be able to install the component again.

Also, once you have learned to uninstall and reinstall the components, you will also see how to reinstall the components just like reinstalling a legacy application.

Uninstall a component:

Use the following instructions to uninstall any component.

  • Open PowerShell in Administrative Mode.
  • Enter the following command.

Get-AppxPacakage -AllUsers

  • Copy and paste the entire result into Word and search for the component you need to uninstall.
  • In our case, we are going to uninstall Groove Music.
  • We search for zunemusic in the Word file.
  • To uninstall Component, we just need the PackageFullName as you would have seen earlier this article.
  • Copy the PackageFullName to the clipboard.
  • Enter the following command with replacing the PackageFullName with the name you have in the ClipBoard.

remove-appxpackage PackageFullName

  • In our case, the command will be as follows:

remove-appxpackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic_10.18011.13411.1000_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Install:

Now that we have to remove groove music, let’s install it again.

  • Launch Powershell in Administrative mode.
  • Enter the following command.

set-executionpolicy unrestricted

  • Download the file from this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=619547
  • Uncompress the file in the same directory.
  • Change the current directory to the following directory.

C:\Users\{User Name}\Downloads\reinstall-preinstalledApps

  • Enter the following command

./reinstall-preinstalledapps *zunemusic*

  • Wait for some time for the Groove Music to get installed.

Please note that the command name of the component that you need to install is given in between the *.  And you can get the name form the word file in which you copied the components.  You can notice that the command name is preceded by ‘Microsoft.’. using this pattern, the users can install any component they need.

Reinstall:

Please enter the following command to reinstall the program.

Get-AppXPackage *zunemusic* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Please note that the above command will reinstall Groove Music only.  If you want to reinstall any other component, use the corresponding component name.

Conclusion:

In this post, we saw how to uninstall Windows Store.  We also saw how to do Windows Store Download and install it.  Reinstalling and resetting windows store was also described in the article.  Later, in the end, we generalized the method into installing and reinstalling any windows component.  If you want more instructions in this or related topic please let us know in the comments below.

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