The built-in Microsoft Store is a marketplace for downloading apps. The Microsoft Store app in Windows 11/10 helps you download or update your apps. But at the time it may not work properly due to a damaged Windows Store Cache. You may be unable to update your apps, or it may keep offering your updates for the apps you just updated.
Microsoft Store keeps updating the same apps
If Microsoft Store keeps offering Updates for and updating the same apps every day, then here are the options you may consider taking to fix the issue in Windows 10:
- Sign out and then sign in to your Microsoft Account.
- Check Registry setting
- Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
- Manually clear Windows Store cache
- Reset Microsoft Store via Settings
- Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder.
Before you begin, create a system restore point first – then see if any of these suggestions help you.
1] Sign out and then sign in to your Microsoft Account
Sign out and then sign in to your Microsoft Store and also from your PC.
After the restart, check if it helps.
2] Check Registry setting
Run regedit to open the Registry Editor, and navigate to the following key:
Here ensure that the DWORD value data of Current Version is 6.3. If not, change it to this number.
3] Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter for Windows 10 from Microsoft and see if that helps you.
4] Reset Windows Store cache
You may have to manually reset the Windows Store as well as the cache folder in the App Directory.
To clear the Windows Store cache, open the Sytem32 folder and look for WSReset.exe.
Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.
Next, open File Explorer, copy-paste the following path in the Explorer address bar and hit Enter:
In the LocalState folder, check whether the cache folder is present or not. If it is there, rename it to ‘cache.old’. After that, create a new empty folder and name it ‘cache’.
Restart your system and see if it has helped resolve your issue.
5] Reset Microsoft Store via Settings
Windows 11/10 lets you easily Reset Windows Store apps via Settings if it is not working properly. Earlier if apps did not work properly, the solution was to re-register it using PowerShell, but with this new feature, you can reset apps easily.
Press Win+I to open Settings > System > Apps > Apps & features in the right panel. Locate Microsoft Store. Here you will also see Advanced options. Click on it, and then click on the Repair or Reset button.
Open Settings > System > Apps & features in the left panel. Locate Microsoft Store. Here you will also see Advanced options. Click on it, and then click on the Reset button to reset the Store.
6] Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder
You may need to delete all the contents of the Software Distribution folder. The Software Distribution folder in the Windows operating system is a folder located in the Windows directory and used to temporarily store files that may be required to install Windows Update on your computer. It is thus required by Windows Update and maintained by WUAgent.
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Let us know if anything here helped you.