Windows Store is the official platform for users to download, install, and update programs and applications on a Windows device. But people don’t always succeed; problems tend to arise in the process. For instance, you may receive the error code 0x803F8001 while installing or updating an app. This post will discuss it and offer some useful solutions.

What is Windows Store?

Windows Store, also known as Microsoft Store, is actually a digital distribution platform. Microsoft makes it an app store since Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012; it’s a good way to distribute Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Later in Windows 10, various other distribution platforms have been merged into Microsoft Store, making it a unified distribution point on Windows devices.

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0x803F8001 Appeared in Windows Store

Windows Store makes it an easy task to download, install, and update an application. However, not everyone succeeds every time. Windows Store error appears now and then to prevent you from installing or updating successfully.

Try that again.

Something went wrong.

The error code is 0x803F8001, in case you need it.


You should click on the Close button in the lower right corner to close the window. But how can you fix 0x803F8001 Windows Store?

How to Fix Error Code 0x803F8001

When you receive the error 0x803F8001, you can’t finish installing/updating the certain app. This Windows Store error could be caused by reasons like virus infection, registry issues, and corrupted system files. But whatever the cause, you should use the following method to solve it.

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Method 1: retry the install/update and make sure your system is up to date.

It is proved that a temporary glitch can lead to 0x803F8001 Windows 10. So the first thing to do when encountering such error is to close the window and try to install or update the app again. Some users said they have fixed the 0x803F8001 error by doing so.

If it didn’t work after you gave it another chance, you should go to check the Windows version.

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom to select Update & Security.
  3. Make sure Windows Update is chosen in the left-hand panel.
  4. Click on the Check for updates button in the right-hand panel.
  5. Wait for the checking process to finish and upgrade your system to the latest version if it’s not.

Check for updates

Method 2: clear Windows Store cache.

  1. Right click on the Start button in the lower left corner of PC screen.
  2. Choose Run from the WinX menu.
  3. Type WSReset.exe and hit Enter on the keyboard (you can also click on the OK button in Run window).
  4. You’ll see a command prompt window without any message. Just wait.
  5. The window will be closed automatically after about 30 seconds.
  6. The Microsoft Store app will appear at the end of reset.

command prompt window

Method 3: re-register Windows Store.

  1. Press Windows + S to open Windows search (you can also click on the Cortana icon to open it).
  2. Type cmd into the text box.
  3. Right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  4. Type (or copy & paste) this command into Command Prompt and hit Enter on your keyboard: PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”.
  5. Wait until the command is finished.
  6. Go to install, download, or update the target app again in Windows Store.


Method 4: run Automatic Repair.

  1. Open Settings app and select Update & Security.
  2. Select Recovery in the left-hand panel.
  3. Navigate to the Advanced startup section in the right-hand panel.
  4. Click on the Restart now button to reboot PC in Advanced startup mode.
  5. Then, choose Advanced Options -> Troubleshoot -> Automatic Repair.
  6. Wait for the PC to reboot successfully.

Restart now

Method 5: turn on location service.

  1. Open Settings and select Privacy.
  2. Choose Location (under App permissions) in the left-hand panel.
  3. Look for the Location service option in the right-hand panel.
  4. Switch the toggle under it to On.

Location service

Method 6: uncheck Proxy server.

  1. Open Run dialog box.
  2. Type cpl into the text box and hit Enter.
  3. Shift to the Connections tab.
  4. Click on the LAN settings button.
  5. Uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN option (you’d better check Automatically detect settings option).
  6. Click OK and then Apply.
  7. Reboot your computer.

Use a proxy server for your LAN

Other methods that worth trying in order to troubleshoot something went wrong 0x803F8001:

  • Turn to DISM. (How to fix when DISM failed?)
  • Check language and region settings.
  • Disable antivirus programs.
  • Sign out from Windows Store and sign in again.
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