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[FIX] Windows Apps Troubleshooting In Windows 8, 8.1

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This article will illustrate you various Windows Apps troubleshooting fixes to solve misc errors faced using Modern Apps in Windows 8 or later.

Windows 8 has beautifully provided a common platform in mobile and computing by adding marketplace aka Windows Store. Nowadays, we all have smart phones having access to its OS store from where we can download new stuff for us. In the same way, Windows Store inside Windows 8 lets us to have new buzz in our OS. There are lots of apps in free and paid version are available to users.

Windows Apps Troubleshooting In Windows 8, 8.1

But, in general cases, we found out that many users are facing issues while they are downloading, installing apps from Windows Store. In this article we’ll highlight some common issues and provide a solution to fix them. Before moving to them, we recommend you to try following hit and trials in fixing an issue:

  • Try switching local account to Microsoft Account or vice versa
  • Make sure you have latest drivers installed on your Windows 8
  • Make sure you have correct date, time, region settings
  • Restart Windows Update service
  • Run SFC /SCANNOW command in administrative Command Prompt
  • Reset the app cache (go to Start Screen and type WSReset.exe, press Enter)

Issue 1 : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x8024001e

This issue can’t be fixed with Windows App Troubleshooter as we’ve tested. You can try following fix to troubleshoot this message:

FIX : This Application Wasn’t Installed, Please try again. Error code: 0x8024001e

Issue 2 : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0x8024600e

This error is probable to appear due to corrupted registry associated with temporary internet files.

You can fix it by method discussed in following article:

FIX : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0x8024600e

Issue 3 : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0x80073cf9

There is no selective fix to this prominent error. However, you can try couple of methods provided in following article to get fixed:

FIX : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0x80073cf9

Issue 4 : Your purchase couldn’t be completed. Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed.

You can expect this error while downloading apps from Windows Store. Irrespective of paid or free app, this issue can be faced due to Windows Update start up type.

Fix is here:

If you face error code 0x80248014, then try: [FIX] Something Happened And Your Purchase Can’t Be Completed. Error Code: 0x80248014

FIX : Your purchase couldn’t be completed. Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed.

Issue 5 : Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer working.

When the Windows Store is inaccessible, you may come around this issue:

Fix it here:

FIX : Something happened and the Windows Store is no longer working.

Issue 6 : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0×80080008

You can face error 0×80080008 while updating Windows Apps and this issue can be resolved by applying the fix mentioned here:

FIX : Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error Code: 0×80080008

Here are some more fixes, governing troubleshooting related to Windows Apps:

Random Windows 8 Metro App Crashes & Freezes

Unable To Update Windows Store Applications On Windows 8

Fix: Windows Store Apps Crashing In Windows 8, By Performing Clean Uninstall Using PowerShell

Repair Windows 8 Apps

Unable To Install Apps From Windows 8 Store

That’s it for now guys. If you face any error other than these, feel free to write via comment box and we’ll try to provide a best fix for it!

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16 Comments

  • I’m getting this “Your purchase couldn’t be completed, Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed” when trying to purchase app from Store.
    I tried the solution you provided…it worked like a charm.. Thank u

  • This is awesome list…hope it will be helpful to users :))

  • Hi everyone, ever since I purchase my HP g6 notebook PC, I have not been able to access the windows app store from my computer. How do I go about solving this issue.

  • you are doing a great job and are very knowledgeable. KUDOS and thank you so much

  • Hi,
    I am using windows 8. when i open some apps it is asking to update but these r not installing and givig that “this application was installed” when i click on view details it is giving an error code: 0x80246008 and giving same error to windows update also.
    Can u plz help me in rectifying the problem

  • How to fix this Windows Script Host:

    Error: 0x800070422 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-score edition,run ‘slui.exe 0x2a080070422′ to display the eror text

    The above error showed up when I tried to activate Windows 8 Pro x64 by phone with MAK key.

    Thanks in advance,

  • Hey Kapil. It’s me again :) I decided to revert my OS to Win 8. I’m done updating my drivers. In windows updates, I can say that almost updates are already installed. Also, I updated my windows store apps. Usually, I encounter a lot of errors but earlier, there’s no interruption and all of them were downloaded and installed. After that, here’s the problem. When I came to Windows Store Home, where the link of Windows 8.1 updated is located, all of the tiles there are not responding. When I click every app, it doesn’t proceed. What could be the possible solutions to my problem? Please help.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try re-registering Windows Store app using steps mentioned here:

    http://www.kapilarya.com/fix-modern-apps-not-working-after-upgrading-to-windows-8-1

    If that doesn’t helps, try creating new user account :)

  • Actually I don’t have any problems installing my apps. I just can’t click the apps on the windows store home. It was working before I ran the Windows 8.1 compatiblity application.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Have you tried the suggestions I have previously commented?

  • Okay. I’ll try it later and I’ll leave a comment here if your suggestions will work :) Thanks again!

  • Hi. i am getting a message that says “your purchase can not be completed,” if I could help solve this problem I would appreciate.Error Code 0x80240438

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Refer to the link mentioned for Issue 4 in this article.

  • When I try to download store apps I get error message 0x80070005. I have ran diagnostic tool w/o success. Can someone help with solution?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Please try the fix I’ve posted here: thewindowsclub.com/error-0x80070005-updating-windows-store-apps

  • Hi, I’m getting a message that says ” your purchase couldn’t be completed. Error code 0x8024402c”

    Please help?

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