After upgrading to Windows 11/10, if you find that most of your preinstalled Windows Store apps are not opening or working properly, you have to option to reinstall them all. We have seen how to completely uninstall preinstalled Windows Store Apps. Today we will see how to reinstall all the default preinstalled apps in Windows 11/10.
Reinstall preinstalled Windows Store apps
First download Reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip from Microsoft. Having done this, extract its contents to your Desktop.
Next, open an elevated Windows Powershell prompt, type the following command and hit Enter:
Remember to replace username with your own username.
Now enter this command and hit Enter:
This will temporarily allow unsigned PowerShell scripts to execute.
Now type the following command and hit Enter:
This will execute the script, and all your default preinstalled Store apps will get reinstalled.
If you try to install an app that is already installed, it will be skipped without an error.
Now check if the app has been reinstalled and can be launched.
Once you have done the job, re-enable enforcement for signed PowerShell scripts by typing executing the following command:
TIP: This post will show you how to re-register or reinstall the Microsoft Store & Windows Store apps using this PowerShell command or Windows Settings.
Incidentally, our 10AppsManager will let you easily uninstall and reinstall Windows Store apps in Windows 11/10.
How do I reinstall preinstalled apps?
To reinstall preinstalled apps on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to follow the aforementioned guide. You can get the job done using an elevated window of Windows PowerShell or Windows Terminal. There you need to enter a few commands, including this: .\reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1.
How do I restore preinstalled apps on Windows 11/10?
To restore preinstalled apps on Windows 11 and Windows 10, you have multiple options. For example, you can use Windows PowerShell or our own app called 10AppsManager. Both do the same job and you will get the same result.
We will next see what you can do if you find that the Microsoft Store is missing in Windows.