How to Fix Error 0x80070426 while using Microsoft Store Apps

The Error code 0x80070426 mainly appears while installing apps from the Microsoft Store or upgrading Windows 10 OS to its latest version. If you are getting this bug and don’t know how to solve this, read this article on how to get rid of this persisting problem. 

If you encounter the 0x80070426 while using Store apps, try resetting the Microsoft Store or uninstall/reinstall this using PowerShell (Admin). To solve the update-related bug, troubleshoot Windows Update, reset related services and components. In case none of these methods work to solve the problem, manually download and install the pending updates via Update Catalog.

Microsoft Apps Error 0x80070426 Solutions

If you are getting this error while downloading apps from Microsoft Store, try out these solutions –

1] Reset Microsoft Store

Resetting the Store application is the best way to get rid of different bugs and errors on Windows 10 PC. To do so, open Command Prompt as an Administrator and execute the below code –

wsreset.exe

WSreset

Wait for this code to run successfully. Once done, Microsoft Store will automatically start on the computer. Now, check if the error is still there or has been resolved.

2] Reinstall Store app via PowerShell

If resetting the Store app doesn’t solve the 0x80070426 bug, uninstall then reinstall Microsoft Store using the below guideline –

  • Press WinKey + X to launch the Power menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Copy/paste the below command and press Enter

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage

  • Next, execute the following cmdlet –

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

  • When you press the Enter key, PowerShell will auto-remove the Store application. After a few seconds later, this will re-install and launch the Microsoft Store app.

Windows Update Error 0x80070426 Solutions

The 0x80070426 error may also occur when you try to update your operating system to its next available Build version. Several users have complained about receiving this error on different Windows forums. In order to fix this, use these workarounds sequentially –

1] Troubleshoot Windows Update

  • Launch the Windows Settings application by pressing Win + I.
  • Click Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Jump to the right pane and click Additional troubleshooters.
  • Select Windows Update to expand its box and choose to Run the troubleshooter.

Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Wait for a while as this might take 2-5 minutes depending upon the level of corruption.
  • If the troubleshooter finds any issue (provided there exists any), it will provide a solution. 
  • Hit Apply this fix to resolve the underlying problems.

Restart your computer and when it reloads, try to install the pending updates. If you still receive the same error or the troubleshooter has not reported any issue, follow the next workaround.

2] Reset Windows Update Components

Many a time, the update-related bugs occur simply because the Windows cache folders have accumulated huge data. So, in order to fix such errors, you must clear these cache folders. Here’s how to perform this task –

  • Press the Windows key and R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type “CMD” in the text field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together. 
  • Doing so will invoke the Command Prompt having administrative rights. 
  • When the UAC window comes into the display, press Yes.
  • On the black console, execute these commands one after another –
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptSvc
net stop msiserver
  • Running the above codes will stop all update-related services on your computer.
  • Next, run the below codes to rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 directories. 
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  • In the end, make sure to restart the services that you have stopped previously. To do so, run these codes separately –
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptSvc
net start msiserver
pause
  • Close PowerShell and Restart your device. 

From the next logon, you shouldn’t get the 0x80070426 error while updating Windows 10 OS.

3] Manually Install pending Updates

If even resetting Windows Update components doesn’t solve the 0x80070426 error, we recommend manually downloading the standalone package and install it on your computer.

Note: This solution will only work in case of cumulative updates not if it’s a feature update. You may download and clean install Windows 10 in case of upgrading Windows 10 OS. 
  • Go to Windows 10 Update History page and select Windows 10 version installed on your computer.
  • When the page refreshes, scroll down and click the top link inside the In this release section.
  • Note down the CU number starting with “KB”.
  • Next, visit the Microsoft Update Catalog Site and paste the earlier copied number in the search field.
  • Press Enter to see the available updates.

0x80070426

  • Pick the one matching your system architecture, and hit the Download button.
  • Subsequently, click the top link to start downloading the standalone package.
  • When the downloading finishes, open the download folder and double-click the setup (.msi) file. 
  • Wait for the system to install the latest cumulative update. Once over, you won’t see any update-related issue on your device.

That would be all. In case you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comment section. 

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