Microsoft Store has almost every app that we need to carry out everyday tasks on PC. Downloading and installing programs from Microsoft Store is the safest option as the programs are verified or checked by Microsoft to avoid spam. Some users are finding no Install button on Microsoft Store. In this guide, we have a few solutions for the issue. The Install button on Microsoft Store might have gone missing for many reasons like wrong date and time, not restarting the PC after updates, corrupted Store files or cache, etc.
No Install button on Microsoft Store
If you are not seeing the Install button for an app in Microsoft Store, these are the solutions you can use to fix it.
- Set the date and time correctly
- Clear Windows Store Cache
- Run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
- Sign out and Sign in with your Microsoft Account in Microsoft Store
- Reset or Re-register Microsoft Store
- Other fixes.
Let’s get into the details of each method. Before going into the fixes, first, make sure your PC is up-to-date with the system updates, and then, restart your PC.
Install button on Microsoft Store has gone missing
1] Set the date and time correctly
If the time and date on your PC are not set correctly, you might see this error. You need to set it correctly. To do that,
- Open the Settings app
- Click on Time & language in the left side panel
- Then toggle the button off beside Set the time automatically
- Then, set the date and time correctly according to your time zone.
After setting the correct date and time, see if you are able to see the install button.
2] Clear Windows Store Cache
The error might also have been caused by a corrupted or redundant Windows Store cache. You need to clear the Microsoft Store cache to resolve the issue.
You can clear or reset the cache for Microsoft Store through the Settings app or use the built-in command-line tool known as WSReset.exe.
Through CMD, Run CMD as administrator, type WSReset.exe, and hit Enter. It will run and reset the Windows Store Cache.
Check if the problem has been resolved.
3] Run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
The troubleshooters on Windows 11/10 have the ability to fix most of the issues that occur on the PC. You need to run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter when you don’t see the install button in Microsoft Store.
To run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter,
- Open the Settings app
- Click on System on the left side panel
- Select Troubleshoot
- Click on the Other Troubleshooters
- You will see the Windows Store Apps there, click on Run beside it
It will fix the issues with Windows Store and its apps. See if it has fixed the issue.
4] Sign out and Sign in with your Microsoft Account in Microsoft Store
Another way is to sign out and sign in on the Microsoft Store. Click on the Profile pic on the Microsoft Store and select Signout. It will log you out. Restart your PC. Then, click on the same icon (now it will be without a picture) and sign in with the Microsoft account. Check if the issue has been resolved.
5] Reset or Re-register Microsoft Store
6] Other fixes
- The app is not available in your country – Use a VPN and see
- The app is not compatible with your system – Run Windows Update and then try again. Also update all Microsoft Store apps manually.
- Check Family safety settings – Maybe they are set to hide apps
- Your PC needs to be updated frst after installing an Update. Restart your PC and then try again.
- Change your internet connection and see.
- Run System File Checker and DISM to repair a corrupt system image.
These are the different ways using which you can fix the issue where you are not seeing the install button on the Microsoft Store app.
Why is there no download option on Windows Store?
The primary reason for not seeing the download or install option on Windows Store is the incorrect time and date on your PC. You need to set it right to be able to see the button back. You can also use the above solutions to fix the issue.