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Clear the Store cache in Windows 10

Is your Store not working? Try this quick reset.

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Having trouble with the Windows Store? If the Store is refusing to launch, crashing or freezing, or if apps are not downloading or updating, you're probably just a little frustrated. Before you toss your computer out the window and swear off Windows 10 forever, try clearing the Store cache -- it's fast, simple and may resolve all of your issues (then again, it may not).

Here's how to do it:

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1. Right-click the Start button and choose Run to open the Run window.

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2. In the Run window, type in WSReset.exe and click OK.

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Don't panic! This is what you should be seeing.

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3. An empty command prompt window will open up.

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When the reset is complete, this window will close and the Store window will open. This fix will also work for the Windows Store in Windows 8, 8.1 and RT.