You’ll need the Internet for this 0x80070cf Windows Store error

If you receive You’ll need the Internet for this message with error code 0x80070cf when you connect your Windows PC to the Windows Store, then perhaps some suggestions made in this post will help you connect to the Windows Store.

You'll need the Internet for this 0x80070cf

You’ll need the Internet for this, Error 0x80070cf

I recently received this error even when I was connected to the Internet, and if you too receive it, you should do the following and see if it helps you.

1] I use VPN. If you too use a VPN software to stay invisible on the Internet, you should turn off the VPN protection, maybe even exit the software and try again. This helped me. Once I had disabled VPN I refreshed the page and was able to successfully connect to the Windows Store.

2] Turning off any 3rd-party Firewall or security software could also help. So disable the Firewall and see. And yes, remember to enable it again once the job is done.

3] Changing your Internet connection is also known to help. So if you are using a cabled connection, connect using a WiFi and see if that works for you.

4] Open the Troubleshoot page in Windows 10 Settings and Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter and Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter and see if that helps.  The Internet Connections troubleshooter to fix any internet connection related problems. If you face problems with Windows Store or the apps, you can solve them by running the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter.

Hope something helps!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.