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How To Fix Microsoft Store Error Code 0x8E5E0407

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, What is microsoft store error code 0x8E5E0407? I am not able to use microsoft store after reinstalling Windows. Any help is graciously welcome.” – Austin G., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: The Windows app store is a n online store for apps and music available on Windows 8 and newer versions of Windows. According to Microsoft, there were over 669,000 apps available on the Windows Store on September 28, 2015. Its a big market place and its getting bigger.

Problem

The Windows store shows the 0x8E5E0407 error. The user is not able to install or update any apps.

Cause

The 0x8E5E0407 error can occur due to corrupt system files or a corrupt windows store app.

Solution

Problems rarely occur with the Windows app store. Most of them can be easily fixed.

Try Using The Windows Store Apps troubleshooter To Fix The Problem Automatically

The Windows store apps troubleshooter is an easy to use tool built-into Windows 10. Here’s how to launch and use it:

Press the Windows Key + X and click Control Panel

0x8E5E0407 -- Windows 10 - Windows Key+X - Device Manager - Windows Wally

Type Troubleshooting in the Control Panel search box and click Troubleshooting as shown below

0x8E5E0407 - Windows 10 - Control Panel - Troubleshooting - Windows Wally

Click the link labeled View all on the left pane as shown

0x8E5E0407 -- Windows 10 - Control Panel - Troubleshooting - Vew all - Windows Wally

It should start loading and then show a list. Scroll down the list and click Windows store apps. It may ask for permission, click OK to continue

0x8E5E0407 -- Windows 10 - Control Panel - Troubleshooting - Vew all - Windows store apps - Windows Wally

A Window like this should appear. Click Next and follow the instructions afterwards

0x8E5E0407 -- Windows 10 - Control Panel - Troubleshooting - Vew all - Windows store apps - 2 - Windows Wally

Scan for Corrupt System Files to Fix The Problem 

Corrupt system files can cause problems with Windows app store as well. If this is the case, then we should be able to fix this problem using the DISM tool and the SFC command.

Just the SFC command might be sufficient, but using the DISM tool will be more though even thought it can take some time. Please read and follow the instructions contained in this article.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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