The Windows Store, also called Microsoft Store, is a central point from where we can install and manage not only Windows 11 applications; but also third-party applications that have been verified, thereby guaranteeing their integrity and reliability. By default, the Windows 11 store is pre-installed in the operating system, but on certain occasions, the store may have various problems both in its access and in the download or configuration of the available applications. For this reason, we will explain how to reinstall Microsoft Store for Windows 11 from settings, through Powershell or reinstall all the integrated Apps.
Method 1: Reinstall Windows 11 Microsoft store using Settings
The “Configuration” utility has been integrated into Windows 11 as a central control point from where it will be possible to carry out the management of various elements of the system, both hardware and software and of course the integrated system applications can be worked from there.
Step 1: To access this utility, we will go to the “Start” menu and there we click on the “Settings” icon and the following will be displayed. There we select the category “Applications”.
Step 2: In the new window we will go to the “Applications and features” section, and in the available applications we will locate Microsoft Store and clicking on it will display the “Advanced options” line.
Step 3: We click on the line in which we find detailed information about the application such as:
- Current version.
- Use of data.
- Assigned permissions and more.
In this new window, we locate the “Reset” section and there we must click on the “Reset” button located at the bottom.
Step 4: By clicking there we will see the following message. We confirm the action by clicking on the “Reset” button again.
In this way, it will be possible to reinstall the Windows 11 store from the Settings utility.
Method 2: Reinstall Windows 11 Microsoft store through PowerShell
Windows PowerShell is a management console thanks to which it will be possible to manage hundreds of system values and it will be useful to reinstall the Windows 11 store.
Step 1: A practical option is to reinstall all the integrated applications of the system and for this, we must access Windows PowerShell as administrators and there execute the following cmdlet:
This cmdlet is in charge of displaying all the applications installed in Windows 11 with details such as:
- Used architecture.
- Package name.
- Publisher ID and lots of additional information.
In this list, we must detect the line called Microsoft.WindowsStore and copy the contents of the PackageFullName line:
Step 2: Once this line is selected, we are going to execute the following syntax:
Add-AppxPackage -register “C: \ Program Files \ WindowsApps \ PackageFullName” –DisableDevelopmentMode
Note: We must add the package name in the \ <PackageFullName> field.
In this case, we execute the following:
This will restore the Windows Store application to its original settings.