Microsoft Store keeps updating the same apps in Windows 10

The built-in Microsoft Store is a marketplace for downloading apps. The Microsoft Store app in Windows 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

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:

  1. Check Registry setting
  2. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
  3. Manually clear Windows Store cache
  4. Reset Microsoft Store via Settings.

Before you begin, create a system restore point first.

1] Check Registry setting

Windows Store keeps updating the same apps

Run regedit to open the Registry Editor, and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentVersion

Here ensure that the DWORD value data of Current Version is 6.3. If not, change it to this number.

2] Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

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Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter for Windows 10 from Microsoft and see if that helps you.

2] 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. 

Reset Windows Store

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:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState

 

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’.

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Restart your system and see if it has helped resolve your issue.

4] Reset Microsoft Store via Settings

Windows 10 now 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.

Open Settings > System > Apps & features in the left panel. Locate Microsoft Store. Here you will also see Advanced options. Click on it, and the following window will open.

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Click on the Reset button to reset the Store.

TIP: 10AppsManager is our freeware that will allow you to easily uninstall and reinstall any of the default, built-in, preinstalled Windows Store apps in Windows 10.

Let us know if anything here helped you.

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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.

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