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How to Fix Microsoft Store ‘Install’ Button Not Working issue

Apps enhance the productivity and the features of any operating system. Like Android has Google Play Store, Apple has its App Store, Windows operating system also has its very own app store, i.e. the Microsoft Store. It contains a decent amount of games and apps which the user can download after logging in with their Microsoft account. However, there are certain times that clicking the Install button on any of the apps, does not seem to do anything. It gets stuck to where it is and nothing happens.

That must be frustrating but, Microsoft Store is not the only one surfaced with this issue. You might have seen this issue with Google Play Store as well where after pushing the install button does nothing. Coming back to the Microsoft Store issue, if you are also facing the same issue, then you are at the right place as in this post, we will guide you on how to fix the Microsoft Store Install button not working issue. So, that being said, let us take a look at the article itself:

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How to Fix Microsoft Store ‘Install’ Button Not Working issue

There are several troubleshooting fixes that you can use for fixing this issue surfaced on the Microsoft Store. With the help of these fixes, you will be able to overcome the Install button not doing anything issue.

Reset Microsoft Store

Probably the first thing that you should do when the Install button is not working on the Store, is to reset it back to its original state.

  1. Open Start Menu>>Settings.
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  2. Click on Apps>>Microsoft Store>>Advanced Options.
  3. Then click on Reset.
  4. A confirmation box will appear on which you again need to press the Reset button.
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  5. Once the reset is done, close the Settings menu.
  6. Open the Microsoft Store and attempt to install an app and see if it has solved the issue or not.

Clear Store Cache

  1. Open the Start menu and search for wsreset.exe.
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  2. Wait for a few seconds and let the command prompt clear the cache of the Microsoft Store.
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  3. Once the cache is cleared, the store will open automatically.
  4. Check if this fixes the issue or not.

Re-login to Microsoft Store

  1. Open the Microsoft Store.
  2. Tap on the profile picture and click on the account.
  3. Click on Sign out.
  4. Relaunch the Microsoft Store app.
  5. Click on the add profile button and sign in with your account.
  6. Check if this fixes the issue or not.

Run Microsoft Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Settings menu from Start.windows microsoft store issue
  2. Tap on Update & Security.
  3. On the left side menu, tap on Troubleshoot.
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  4. Click on Windows Store Apps.
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  5. Press the Run the troubleshooter button.

Re-register Microsoft Store

  1. Open Windows PowerShell from the Start menu.
  2. Copy and paste the below command:
    Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  3. Press the Enter button to execute the command.
  4. Launch the Microsoft Store and see if this has resolved the issue or not.

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to fix the Install button not working issue on the Store. Let us know in the comments below which of the above-mentioned methods did the job for you. Until the next post…Cheers!

Comments

  1. Another issue is if you moved a drive to a new computer, and the old Apps folder in the drive. You will need to delete those folders WindowsApps, WpSystem, and (if you installed the apps on another drive other than c:) the System Volume Information folder.

    And you will probably have to fix permissions to be able to delete these folders because the computer will have a different user key than the one that was used on the old system. This is a great article on how to fix the permissions to be able to delete the folders

    1. Oh god, thanks alot for ur comment. That’s prob more helpful than this entire blog. Nevertheless, this was a really well-written blog with options i wouldnt try normally too, so thanks alot to both of you!.

      1. could you please give me a few steps as to how I can resolve this issue as the original comment by Scott isn’t very clear to me. sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. forgot url in my previous comment – link to the article to fix permissions – softwarekeep.com//help-center/how-to-fix-the-failed-to-enumerate-objects-in-the-container-error-on-windows-10

  3. Oh god, thanks alot for ur comment. That’s prob more helpful than this entire blog. Nevertheless, this was a really well-written blog with options i wouldnt try normally too, so thanks alot to both of you!.

  4. I followed every step, and successfull. I now can download and install apps from the Microsoft Store again!!! THANK YOU !

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