Fix for Windows Store App Not Loading After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I like this story, especially because it brings Powershell to the rescue 😎

The first step is to launch a command prompt running as admininstrator by pressing ‘[Windows key]+X’

Then type “powrshell” and hit enter

Or you can do ‘[Windows key]+Q’, type ‘Powershell’, hit ‘Shift+Enter’ and validate by ‘yes’ the User Account control (UAC) prompt.

The second step requires that you type the following two lines of code and hit Enter (see screenshot below)
Note that you can use Powershell completion with the [TAB] key. For example, start typing ‘Add-App’ and hit [TAB]…, idem for parameters, start typing -Pa and hit [TAB]…

Add-AppxPackage -Path $env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register

Start-Process "ms-windows-store:"


Having problems with your Surface RT, you can download a recovery image as well as instructions from the download center with the following link:

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