How to Fix Windows Store Error Code 0x8024001E?

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Issue: How to Fix Windows Store Error Code 0x8024001E?

It seems that there is a bug in Windows Store. When I open it, it neither install apps not allows updating the ones that I already have. In some of the cases, Windows Store does not open at all. I reinstalled my PC when this has happened for several times, but, not surprisingly, it did not help. What Windows Store does only is showing an error code 0x8024001E. Is there something I can do to fix that?

Solved Answer


Windows Store has been introduced to Windows Community in Windows 8 OS. This store is the most convenient way to find and install useful applications that are compatible with Windows operating system. Thus, there is no doubt that encountering an error 0x8024001E when trying to download a required app or update may ruin your day. It seems that this error prevails in Windows 8 and 10 versions. Nevertheless, 7, 8.1, Vista, and XP may also encounter it. In most of the cases, error code 0x8024001E shows up when trying to update Windows apps, such as Microsoft Office, Live Mail, Microsoft Edge, and so on. The download may start loading, but soon after that it fails throwing a pop-up window, which says:

Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code 0x8024001E.

In addition to this bug, you may also notice that the whole Windows system works in a sluggish manner and freezes unexpectedly. According to the experts, there are many reasons that may trigger this issue. For example, 0x8024001E bug may be caused by virus infection, corrupted or missing .dll files, incorrectly installed updates, Windows Store cache, corrupted registries, third party software, and many more. Therefore, even if you restart your PC, reopen Windows Store or try installing a needed app again will not help to solve the issue. What you have to do to fix Windows Store 0x8024001E error is to initiate system restore by yourself. We have prepared several instructions that should help you restore Windows Store in no time.

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Solution 2. Clean Windows Store Cache

  1. Click Win key + R simultaneously, type WSReset.exe in the run dialogue box, and hit Enter.
  2. After that, Command Prompt and Windows Store windows should appear on your screen. This means that Windows has successfully cleaned Store’s cache
  3. Finally, restart your PC and check if 0x8024001E error persists. If so, try to fix registries.

Solution 3. Run Registry Repair

  1. Go to Start menu and type Advanced to open Advanced Startup Options.
  2. Select Restart now at the bottom of the screen to boot your PC in Advanced startup mode.
  3. Select Advanced Options and then Troubleshoot.
  4. Click on Automatic Repair option and let the system reboot.

Solution 4. Restart Microsoft Update

  1. Click Win key + R and press Enter.
  2. Type services.msc in the run dialogue box and press Enter.
  3. Right-click on the Windows Update.
  4. This command will prompt Windows Update to start in case it has stopped for some reason.
  5. After that, reboot your PC.

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