Fix “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” Error in Windows

Are you repeatedly encountering the error message “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” while trying to use the Microsoft Store in Windows 10? While this usually happens due to a corrupt or missing installation of the Microsoft Store, an outdated app cache and conflicting settings can also cause the problem.

Work your way through the list of solutions below and in most cases you should be able to fix the error relatively quickly.

Restart your computer

If the Microsoft Store just worked correctly, you’re probably dealing with a minor technical glitch. Restarting your computer should help eliminate them, so try that before diving into the remaining fixes.

Reset Microsoft Store cache

The Microsoft Store speeds things up by creating temporary files and storing online content locally. However, an outdated cache can prevent it from functioning normally. Try to delete it.

1. Press Windows X to open the main user menu.

2. Select Windows PowerShell (administrator)

3. Type wsreset.exe in the Windows PowerShell console and press Enter

4. Once Windows PowerShell is done clearing the Microsoft Store cache, the Microsoft Store should open automatically.

5. If the error message “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” appears instead, exit Windows PowerShell and continue with the next solution.

Reset the Microsoft Store

By resetting the Microsoft Store, you can return the program to its default values. You can do that with Windows 10’s Settings app.

1. Open the Get started menu and type Settings and select the Settings appapps Apps and Features

2. Scroll down and select Microsoft StoreAdvanced options

3. Scroll down to Reset > Click Reset

4. Wait for the Settings app to finish resetting the Microsoft Store.

5. Open the Microsoft Store. If it opens without any issues, you’ll probably need to sign in again with your Microsoft account.

Re-register Microsoft Store

If restarting your computer did not fix the problem, you will need to register the Microsoft Store again. That is, a specific command is executed through an elevated Windows PowerShell console.

1. Press Windows X and select Windows PowerShell (administrator)

2. Copy and paste the following command into the Windows PowerShell console:

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

3. Press Enter

4. Exit Windows PowerShell.

5. Try opening the Microsoft Store.

Reinstall and re-register all Microsoft Store apps

Reinstalling and re-registering the Microsoft Store and all Microsoft Store-related apps can also help resolve the “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” error. The procedure may take several minutes.

1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console.

2. Copy and paste the following command into the Windows PowerShell console:

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

3. Press Enter

4. Wait for Windows PowerShell to reinstall and re-register the Microsoft Store and all Microsoft Store-related apps on your computer.

5. Exit Windows PowerShell and restart your computer.

6. Try opening the Microsoft Store.

Reinstall and re-register all Microsoft Store apps with unlimited execution policy

If the above tip doesn’t work, you should run the same command with an unrestricted execution policy.

1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console.

2. Type Set-ExecutionPolicy unlimited and press Enter

3. Type Yes and press Enter

4. Run the following command to reinstall and re-register the Microsoft Store.

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

5. Exit Windows PowerShell and restart your computer.

Run the Microsoft Store Troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes with an integrated troubleshooter that can help fix common problems with the Microsoft Store, including apps you download from it.

1. Open the Get started menu and select Settings

2. Select Update & Security

3. Switch to the Resolving problems side tab.

4. Select Additional troubleshooters

5. Scroll down and select Windows Store appsRun the troubleshooter

6. If the troubleshooter finds any issues, follow the on-screen instructions to resolve them.

Install operating system updates

If the error message “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” persists, try updating Windows 10. That should fix all known bugs in the operating system and provide the Microsoft Store with a stable platform to run on.

1. Open the Get started menu and select Settings

2. Select Update & Security

3. Select Check for updates

4. Select Download and install to apply pending updates.

5. Try opening the Microsoft Store.

Set the correct date, time and region

Running Windows 10 with an incorrect date, time, or region can also lead to Microsoft Store-related issues.

1. Open the Get started menu and select Settings

2. Select Time & Language

3. Select the Date Time tab.

4. Turn on the switches underneath Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically

Remark: If the Settings app doesn’t set the correct date and time automatically, select Sync now or set the date and time manually.

5. Switch to the Region tab.

6. Use the drop-down menu under Country or Region to choose the region that corresponds to your time zone.

5. Close the Settings app.

Run SFC scan

running the System File Checker (SFC) helps you repair corrupted files related to Windows 10. It is a command line tool that you can run through Windows PowerShell.

1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console.

2. Type sfc /scannow in Windows PowerShell. Press Enter

3. If the SFC scan detects and fixes operating system issues, it is best to run a DISM scan.

Run the DISM tool

The DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool is another command-line tool that fixes stability issues in Windows 10.

1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console.

2. Type DISM /Online /Clean-Image /CheckHealth and press Enter

3. If the DISM tool detects operating system issues, run the following commands:

DISM /Online /Cleaning-image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Clean-Image /RestoreHealth

Remark: Both commands can take several minutes to complete.

Restore Windows with System Restore Point

If you have Enabled System Restore in Windows 10then try to roll back the OS to a time when you didn’t encounter the error message “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store”.

1. Press Windows R to open the Run box.

2. Type sysdm.cpl and select Okay

3. Switch to the System security tab.

4. Select System recovery

5. Select Next one in the System Restore Wizard.

6. Choose a restore point and follow all on-screen instructions to roll back your computer.

Reset Windows 10

Restoring Windows 10 to its default settings is one way to deal with serious underlying issues behind the “You need a new app to open this ms-windows-store” error message. It is a radical solution to the problem, but you can choose to leave personal files intact during the reset procedure. Anyway, you must back up your data before proceeding

1. Open the Get started menu and select Settings

2. Select Update & Security

3. Select recovery

4. Select Get started

5. Select Save my files or Delete everything and follow the rest of the instructions to reset Windows 10.

For a comprehensive step-by-step walkthrough, here’s the: complete guide to factory reset Windows 10

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