Error Code 0x8024600e when trying to Install or Update Windows Store Apps

Windows 8 introduced to us the concept of Universal Apps. Users can access the Windows Store and install their favorite apps. But there may exist some scenarios when you will just be unable to install or update Windows Apps. Different error codes may give different issues and thus requires a different procedure to get fixed.

We have already a post where some general troubleshooting steps have been outlined which could help you if you are Unable to Install Apps from Windows 8 Store. We have also seen how to fix Error 0x80073cf9. Sure you can always try a reset the apps cache to resolve such downloading and installing issues; but today we will see specifically, how to fix Error code 0x8024600e which you may receive when trying to install or update Windows Store Apps.

Something happened and this app couldn’t be installed, Error Code 0x8024600e


This is the error message you may receive! Error 0x8024600e however states the same error description as 0x80073cf9, but requires different treatment. In this article, I’ll tell you the way to fix it. To fix this error I tried some of the casual fixes like deleting my Microsoft account, creating a new one, renamed Software Distribution directory, created AUInstall and AUInstallAgent directories, tried System File Checker, refreshed Windows 8 installation – which by the way uninstalled all my programs – but nothing worked.

I also noticed that Internet Explorer on my Windows 8 was also unable to download any files. From this, I concluded that the error was related with Temporary Internet Files directory. So I fired up the Registry Editor, and as expected, I found the registry key for missing which handles Temporary Internet Files directory.

I restored the missing key and eventually this worked like a charm, as it also fixed the error code 0x8024600e issue. This is what I did!

Fix Error Code 0x8024600e

1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to this registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


3. In the right pane of this location, look for the string named Cache. Double click on it in order to modify it, you’ll got this:


4. In the above box, put the Value data as:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

This is actually the default Value data. If you’re facing error 0x8024600e, either you’ll find the Cache key missing or it might have different data than default one.

After inputting the default Value data, click OK. Reboot and your problem should be fixed hopefully.

Good luck!

More Apps troubleshooting posts you may want to check out:

  1. Troubleshoot and Fix Apps problems with Windows 8 Apps Troubleshooter
  2. Fix: Metro Tiles are not responding in Windows 8
  3. Fix: Random Windows 8 Metro App Crashes
  4. Unable to update Windows Store applications on Windows 8
  5. Random Windows 8 Metro App Crashes & Freezes
  6. Fix: Windows Store apps crashing in Windows 8, by performing Clean Uninstall using PowerShell.
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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.


  1. My problem was when I turned off UAC and then turned it back on. That process seemed to delete the WinStore folder in the windows directory. I just added the folder back and all went well.

  2. Oh that’s interesting. Thanks for posting here. Maybe that is something others can try too, if they face a similar issue.

  3. I had this problem (error code 0x8024600e) in a PC where all my metro apps broke and it wouldn’t allow updates, displaying a “x” in the tile, I had to fix them by repairing via the Store one by one. 😛

  4. KnorxThieus

    problem still exists…

    what shall i do?

  5. Muhammad Zulfikar

    This trick can work in windows 8.1 preview?

  6. Manoj Gehlot

    a. Open an elevated Command Prompt from the Power User Tasks Menu. Just press the WINDOWSand X keys together and then click on Command Prompt (Admin). Click Yes to the User Account Control message that appears.

    b. Type the below commands to run:

    net stop wuauserv

    rename c:windowsSoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old

    net start wuauserv

    c. After running the above commands, check if they are able to install the updates for those apps.

    And don’t delete softwaredistribution.old folder.

  7. Muhammad Zulfikar

    yo dawgs

  8. Muhammad Zulfikar

    yo dawgser

  9. Muhammad Zulfikar

    mo dawg

  10. Muhammad Zulfikar

    yo dawgserista

  11. Muhammad Zulfikar


  12. Abdessamad Hanzo

    thx 5/5


    NOT WORKING i tried saveral time but it did’nt work problem still exists.

  14. ^^ Have you tried Windows App Troubleshooter? If still the same issue, you have to Refresh then:

  15. M.HAMID

    Worked like a charm thanks man u made my day!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. polymerist

    Works beautifully!

    I had to boot into SafeMode in order to do the rename step for some reason (even as Admin on cmd), but other than that, solved this error! Thanks!

  17. ^^ Thanks for sharing with us, will be helpful to someone facing same scenario 🙂

  18. global

    For windows8 Tech Support


  19. mustafa

    ive got this problem but your solution didnt work, plus i can download stuff using ie so idk what to do

  20. Maren

    Manoj: Thank you! that really worked!

  21. random wow

    MIne says error 0x80240022

  22. milsteeniii

    i think i may have an answer first you need to download any important files to a usb drive once that is done youtr gonna want to perform the recovery mode on the laptop except when it ask you to you are gonna set it up as a new computer i did this last night and it worked

  23. PapaBear

    It worked thanks so much!

  24. Yay!

    Simple and Work!!! Thank You

  25. boe323

    the default folder is inetcache, also adds security so I guess this is why it was chosen

  26. Tarun

    error code: 0x80070005 is showing when i am trying to download a game in windows 8 app store. What should I do to solve this problem?

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